Dealing with Stress

In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,  some of the techniques Siobhan gives Christopher to deal with stress are to slowly take deep breaths, and count the cubes of cardinal numbers. Some of the situations I find stressful or overwhelming are public speaking or speaking in front of a large group, or doing any sort of timed writing exercise. I, like Christopher, have techniques for dealing with stress. When I have to speak in front of a large group I usually take deep breaths and focus on one point in the audience, rather than the mass of people watching me. With writing, I tend to try and convince myself that I can do it despite what my subconscious is telling me.

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