After getting overloaded trying to read another post that did not have any paragraph spacings, I am struggling to read your post but I'll give it a try.
It sounds to me like you don't need more activity until you develop better focus skills. By this I mean learning to shut out your environment so you can get your thinking going without interruption
It takes a slow progression of learning skills. Only you can determine what progression of skills you need. I started with closing my eyes to pull my auditory focus together. Then, I could add the visual input.
Regarding stress management, you will be surprised how many things in your environment can add to your stress levels. To start with, identifying all the stressors in you life is difficult. Then, coming up with a strategy to deal with them and getting those around you to cooperate is even more difficult.
We needed to train our kids to lower the stress levels in our house with the axiom, "A failure to plan on your part does not create an emergency on my part." This can be more difficult in a work environment but if adopted into the work place culture, can greatly improve work place productivity.
Using better planning processes can be the biggest stress reducer.
There are other ways to reduce stress but this is the most important one that involves enlisting help from those around you.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan when I wake up, 500 mgs after breakfast with my vitamin regimen and 500 mgs late in the evening.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, my docs put me on three meds. Clonazepam (Klonopin, a dreaded benzo but only for 30 days ) 12.5 mgs twice daily (Doc prescribed 25 mgs twice daily but half a tablet is doing good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic before bed. I have lost over 30 pounds since mid July. The olanzapine is supposed to help me gain some of it back but it has just stopped the weight loss. They took me off the gabapentin. Feeling much better.
"Be Still and Know That I am God" Psalm 46:10
Last edited by Mark in Idaho; 05-16-2012 at 05:20 PM.