Something new

Philippines
April 2, 2009 9:35pm CST
Hi guys! What are the things that you do to release your stress? Before when I was in highschool and college, I am a member of a dance organization or cheering squad. Wayback, dancing is my one way to release stress after spending sometime doing feasibility studies etc etc. Then after college when I started working, I thought of joining dance classes or workshops. But dancing... again! I want something new so I thought working out in a gym to exercise is a good thing after a long day in front of my computer. But now, I want something new again. Maybe playing tennis, badminton or bowling. How about you guys? What are your stress relievers? Share what kind of activities you are in for you to be more relaxed after a stressful day at work or at school.
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• United States
4 Apr 09
I enjoy walking a lot, that's been my favorite stress reliever eversince I came here! I like it especially with my ipod on, then I usually go to the park very near our place and take pictures of the views. It helps me a lot to make me more relaxed. =)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
Whoah. That's great. Walking is one thing that I would love to do. I envy you because I can't do that here. There you have fresh air, and nice views. Here, pollution, dust and trashes. You know, our country is beautiful, but the people really are the ones destroying its beauty. So whenever we want to walk, it will make our day even more stressful. Not to mention the super hot weather. Hehe!
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• United States
4 Apr 09
hahaha! You have a point. Yeah, it's sad, I hope we could be more disciplined there, Philippines is such a wonderful group of islands to totally get destroyed. Think Green! hehe!
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@rsa101 (22863)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Well for me just being online relaxes me somehow. I think I really like going online and it helps me to unwind especially when I am at home. As to other activities I like going to beaches if I can afford that is the best thing to unwind myself. I recently went to one and it was such a great adventure and relaxation. Just the sound of the waves from the sea makes me lull to sleep. I love the beach most especially.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Yeah, going online is my fave past time. And I love the beaches too. The scenery and all that. Its very relaxing indeed. But that kind of past time is a bit expensive. Hehe! Its hard for us to do it most of the time. Hehe! But hey, that is indeed one great way of relaxing. Thanks for sharing and happy myLotting rsa101!
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@rsa101 (22863)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
That is really true. Beaches are pretty expensive especially if you in the city they seem to be more expensive traveling to those place.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
Hey pamee! To relax and de-stress, I play with my puppy, or my niece. There's something about kids and dogs that makes it impossible to stay unhappy! Or if I'm really mad I'll blast some angry music and sing along, very loudly and not well at all. LOL. My 3 year old niece loves to dance with me and we make up silly songs and dances and I can't help but laugh. If you really want to laugh (which is the best de-stresser) go on youtube and search for babies laughing. There's some great ones on there!!
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• Philippines
18 Apr 09
Hi cortypants! You know, I envy you for having a puppy. I love to have one but I can't because I have history of asthma. *sigh* But I do love babies. They are all cute and you are right, just by watching them laugh, its impossible for us not to laugh too! I saw some videos of babies in you tube. And I like the smart pants dance video. The baby so smart and cute! Try to search for it or maybe you saw it already. =)
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
after a stressful day, my only comfort is a good relaxation in front of the tv watching my favorite movies, or tv series. :D hehe
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• Philippines
16 Apr 09
Hi chiyosan! What are your favorite movies and tv series? Do you usually watch those together with popcorn or chips? Can I have some? LOL. This is really another way of relaxation. But not too long infront of the tv huh. That will make our eyes swell! Hehe! Thanks for responding :)
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• United States
18 Apr 09
When I come home from work I like to sit in my recliner and get my CD's out and put them on. I wear a head phone so I get no other noise other than my music. It doesn't take long for the stress to leave me and I can relax all the way.
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
You must be a music lover. What kind music do you listen to most of the time? I think music really helps. I do listen to music when I am at work. So that somehow, when I'm about to scream because my workloads, I'll just sing along with the song that I am listening to. (Even if I have a terrible voice, LOL!)
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• United States
18 Apr 09
Hi pameehubsch, I am a huge lover of music. I like to listen to Yanni, Enigma, Celtic Women. Are just a few of the music I listen to. There are other types but these are what I listen to if I am wanting stress to leave me.
@mira91 (986)
• Singapore
18 Apr 09
Well, i don't join any organizations in my school now, i just find that their activities were not regular and i was looking for a just for fun kind of activities so i hate that they were trying to get all serious on me. I love spots, like netball, badminton but i'm bad at bowling...really...So usually after a stressfull day at school, i'd most probably go for a jog...Keeps me feeling fresh and energetic even if the later effects were fatigue...lol..^_^
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
Jogging. I did it to before with diet. And it really made me feel energetic too. OTs just that when I jog, after that, it makes me want to sleep. Ahahaha! Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
When I was in high school, I like to do some hiphop dancing with my friends to relieve stress or play volleyball. When I was in college, I met a group of Yogis (practitioner of Yoga) so I started doing yoga ever since. Yoga is good as a stress reliever, and a form of exercise. I am still doing yoga until these days.
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
Wow! I'd like to try Yoga too. I heard that its really a great way to release stress. How long have you been doing yoga?