If you got a lot on your plate, how do you relax?

Philippines
November 22, 2012 9:31pm CST
Everybody has to relax. We all do. With all the pressures and worries of everyday living, it's very essential to take a break and breathe. Don't get stressed out. Cooking releases all my worries and tensions. It's one way I could express myself and get over some problems in life. I love and enjoy cooking especially when my mind is at war and I have lots of things to do. How about you? How do you unwind?
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10 responses
• Indonesia
23 Nov 12
To relax usually I heard music that I like, mostly slow jazz, and I like to eat. Maybe you can send me your brew
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Listening to music is a great way to relax. Eating, too. I agree. How can I send you my brew? (laugh)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 12
You can send it by tell me about your brew, how it look like and how was the taste. If you tell me maybe I can start to imagine to eat your brew:)
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Sleeping is one way to relax for me, not to mention eating and drinking coffee too. I love to cook as well, I really can't say it relaxes me, but I really enjoy doing it. Then another things that refreshes my mind is watching a drama comedy movie in a theater. I like being in a cold dark place where no one knows me except of course my beloved husband who will be with me for sure.
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Hello there. Yeah, I agree with you. Sleeping relaxes everybody, I think. And movies, too.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Yeah, I have read and article saying that a good two hours sleep is more than an effective meds. It say that when you sleep, your is relax and recovering from any illness or sickness.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
hi, i love to eat especially those food that i really wanted to eat,but for me eating is not my way to relax my self,i will just sleep and or take a nap to relax while listening to a solemn music at home,or watching movies also make my self to relax too.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
hello asliah, Listening to music, especially solemn, is really a good way to relax. Jazz music is also good. Who's your favorite artist by the way?
@Metatronik (5923)
• Pasay, Philippines
24 Nov 12
I like cooking too but then I hate it when the gas stove is not working. or else I am going to ask our made to open it manually by using the matches.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Cooking really is great, metatronik. I think you have to know how to use the matches so that when your stove's not working again (which I do not hope), you don't have to ask somebody's help. (*_*) Keep cooking!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
24 Nov 12
Unwinding in front of the television set or reading a good book is often enough to get me relaxed. if this does not work I go for the soothing bubble bath instead.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Wow! I love bubble bath, it's very refreshing. :)
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
23 Nov 12
hi sobless, I use to like to just put on my sneakers and just take a walk out into nature..I try very hard not to get stressed out because stress can kill... But when I lay on my bed an just reflex on how blessed I am...I always feeling a lot better...My mother use to say before she passed," God will never put more on your plate than you can handle, only the weak buckle and the strong will survive"...I truly believe that with all my heart...
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
hello there... Nature is God's gift and one of the most relaxing thing to do is to commune with it. Taking a walk outside, seeing trees and flowers, the beautiful landscape..Ahhh..very relaxing. We are indeed blessed. Thanks be to God.
• India
23 Nov 12
me too concentrate on same cooking oly...bt oly sometime i relax on tv shows n games..
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
What kind of TV shows relaxes you? Comedy relaxes me. How about the games you play?
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
We really need time to unwind. Sometimes I go out with my family and eat with our favorite restaurant. At times too, I just relax in my bedroom and meditate. :-) Have a nice day!
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
It's good to know that going and eating out with your family relaxes you. The family (all members)should be supposedly your stress relievers (and not the stressors). :)
• United States
23 Nov 12
I have to admit that cooking is the last thing I would do to relax,shame on me! I have three dogs and they come and cuddle up with me when I am stressed. After I calm down I take my pencil and draw until I am totally relaxed
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Oh, so you draw? Wow! that's a great way to relax. Cooking may not be your thing,but that"s okay. We have different preferences. :)
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
a pleasant day to you, indeed due to a lot of pressures, people feel the stressed. at my end here, whenever i feel stressed, i just go out and breathe the fresh air and sometimes, i go to a nearby coffee shop to make my mind relax. hence, there are times, i just play a mind game that will redirect my focus and thinking. in these simple ways, i can feel that pressures inside of me was released.
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
a pleasant day, too. Yeah, a cup of coffee ( or two) is also relaxing.