What do you do to relax.?
January 28, 2008 2:49pm CST
When you come home from a stressful day at work or maybe you are stressed out about something else, what specifically do you do to 'wind down'? I love to read a book. It helps me concentrate on something completely unrelated to what I am stressed about and gives me entertainment and usually puts me into a sleep where I am thinking about what is going on in the book and not my troubles in life?What about you?
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29 Jan 08
Well, I take my time, my own time, my own feelings, my own realizations, and with them I make my best frame ever. I thing everyone can frame the good things as the pictures, to hang them on the wall. Let's take the good and let away the bad.
• United States
15 Feb 08
I just received my copy of 'Neurology Now' magazine and the feature article is about music and how it helps with patients who have brain conditions. In my mind (no pun intended) we all have brain problems at one time or another. Whether it be stressed out, anxiety, etc... some of the most prevelant medicine is for anxiety. Anyways... the article is about music and how it calms the soul and so that is a great way to relax. Thanks for the response. Zelo
17 Feb 08
You never, ever can go wrong with music. No matter what mood I'm in, whether it's stressed, tired, angry, I can always find the right music to get me back in my 'zone'. Then there's the usual things like books, watching The Simpsons, but for me, videogames work as well. Basically anything that will distract your mind from the things that stressed you out in the first place will do, I guess. And my definite number one: hang around and swing in the hammock with a drink nearby....
2 Mar 08
Well I usually sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. Its my way to relax and have a break from all the works that I do. Even before posting with myLot as I arrive from work, I do savor the coffee and let my tiredness go away by just sitting with coffee on my table.
18 Feb 08
Lots of things. I used to be really Type A and driven and thankfully I have developed a whole different approach to life. To relax take deep inhales and slow exhales 5-6 times and meditate, listen to calming music, do yoga and stretching. In the summer gardening is a great way to relax...as is lying in our hammock. Other for a walk or playing computer games, watching television, snuggle with my hubby, or a long hot soak in our bubble jet tub works wonders. Sometimes I dance, sing, call a friend, visit Mylot, draw, do scrap booking, take photos and work on cropping them and improving the quality. That is all I can think of now..but I have a whole arsenal of stress relievers and I use whatever feels right at the time. Raia
• United States
18 Feb 08
I am finally rejoining a gym (Gold's.... for another post) and they have Pilates and Yogo classes... I think I am going to go to a couple to see how they affect me. We have a jet tub in our house and OMG that is the best investment I ever made. Thanks for the response Zelo
17 Feb 08
After a stressful day I usually jush lie down in my bed with the music turned on. then i just play games in my psp then eat ice cream! lol! what an eater! lol! Or if im really stressed out physically, mentally and emotionally - i go out and rush to the spa for some body massage.
1 Feb 08
I like gardening to sublimize that situation. Plants help me to refresh my mind. Looking at their green leaves, blooming flowers is very exciting. I can even learn something from them, something like wisdoms. From them I've got many inspirations too, to support my spirit. You know, sometimes I post my reflections or contemplations on them on my blog. http://natural-wisdom.blogspot.com Thanks for asking and sharing, Zeloguy! God bless!
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 08
I had a boring meeting every Monday afternoon that would drag on for hours sometimes. If I cycled home across the pretty North Downs this made all the stress fly away. When I have had a day teaching I have to get all my marking, planning and preparation done before relaxing. Then I read a book and that takes me to a different place and time. I also like to use my laptop to go on sites like My Lot. It is is still light I enjoy taking my dogs for a walk along the footpath near my house and across the fields.