What do you do to relax.?

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@zeloguy (4913)
United States
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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@jjasmine (99)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
I daydream mostly.... then watch a movie
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I want a daydreamer so I don't have to dream alone... Yikes that is old... why the heck did THAT pop into my head.
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@megumiart (3777)
• United States
28 Jan 08
When I relax, I like to curl up with some junk food nd watch a movie, or somethin, lol.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Ice cream and a sappy movie on Lifetime... that channel wouldn't be on the air if it wasn't for stress relief! Just kidding. Great answer
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@CherishC (249)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I play with my dog, She makes me happy and I forget about the bad day I had. Or I'll take a bath. and after that I'll fix something to eat and go to bed.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Dog.. bath.. bed... what could be a better way to wind down the day. I'm in total agreement with you. A dog always seems like he is happy no matter the circumstances.
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@miller1978 (1102)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I like to sit down and play some poker online while unwinding. Then I will usually get up and make dinner and do all the stuff that needs to be done before heading off to bed.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
One of my wife's loves is making dinner. Hun I'm not hungry doesn't mean anything. She'll cook food just to cook. It is her way of winding down.
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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.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
There is never a time when you get anxious or uptight? What do you do when that happens. It is great to try to prevent it... but what do you do when it happens?
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
What language is that in. It looks Italian but doesn't translate.... I have no idea.
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29 Jan 08
It can looks Chinese, too, isn't it?
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• United States
14 Feb 08
i like to lie down on the bed, close my eyes and listen to my favorite songs..that helps me to wind down:)
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@zeloguy (4913)
• 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
• United States
15 Feb 08
I never thought this way of relaxing has scientific explanations. Thank you for sharing some informations too.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
They have even tried to PROVE that music is soothing to PLANTS... no conclusive evidence as of yet. Music is good for the body and the soul Thanks for the response. Zelo
@Porteno (99)
• Belgium
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....
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Heh a hammock and a drink... sounds like when I was in the Carribean. There is something about the swinging of a hammock that is so soothing. Of course the drink helps out a lot too! Great response Thanks Zelo
• Belgium
18 Feb 08
Well thanks. I definitely appreciate it since it took years of practice to find out the ideal way to enjoy doing nothing :-)
@joyangz32 (322)
• Netherlands
29 Jan 08
When I come home, I would like to take a sponge bath. Then prepare dinner, watch tv, visit mylot and sleep. Sometimes when I'm not sleepy. I read something for few minutes and sleep. The next day, I forgot about yesterday.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I love to cuddle up with a good book until it takes me into a dreamy sleep.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
How about a cup of decaf tea (green) instead of the coffee? Other than that sounds inviting! Thanks Zelo
@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
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.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I'm not a coffee drinker but I definately could go for a nice warm cup of tea. Thanks for the response Zelo
• Italy
2 Mar 08
Hi zeloguy! To relax I surf on the net (mylot, forums, news) I watch television, but only stupid programs (mostly cartoons :D) Writing is also relaxing But the best thing to do is to fall on the bed and take a nap
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Ahhh a good nap can ease the tension so much... and of course chatting with all my friends here on MyLot always brightens my day.! Thanks for the response Rowena. Zelo
@sergeantrom (5724)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I LOVE sitting in the sauna reading a magazine.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Awesome... that is a great way to wind down. Thanks Zelo
• Canada
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
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@zeloguy (4913)
• 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
• Philippines
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.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Ok... Music Games Ice Cream Spa Woohoo that sounds like a GREAT way to relax. Thanks Zelo
• Indonesia
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!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Great thanks. I will be sure to check out your blog.
@youless (104244)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Jan 08
I like to have a hot water shower and after that I will go online. It's easy for me to forget about the stressed things when I am online.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
30 Jan 08
It's hard to think about a lot of things when you get engrossed in the underworld of the internet. Buy hey it's fun.
@maximax8 (30579)
• 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.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
That is awesome. Books are a great way to 'get away', walking is a great way to clear the mind, and of course how can you NOT go without MyLot? Great Post Zelo
@preve1984 (610)
15 Feb 08
To relax me I put to observe my Aquarium, fish and the movement of the corals I find relaxing. or I am arm my dog and I caress it; other things that I find very relaxing are a walk to the countryside or... a.... beautiful firm!!!!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Thanks for your insights on how to relax. Zelo