When your stressing, what makes you relax?

Philippines
July 3, 2010 9:40am CST
In college days, we have exams almost everyday specially before our board. Those days are really stressful for us. I noticed most of us, likes clicking our pens. It's weird but you can hear non stop clicking in between discussions. Lol. Also, most of us chew bubble gum. For some reasons when your chewing something it releases your stress. Some likes to tap their pens on the table and others just walk back and fourth. lol. When your stressing, what makes you relax?
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
3 Jul 10
Listening to trains in the distance make me feel relaxed but when I am close to a moving train I get a major adrenaline rush then usually relax afterwards.. and have a nice good sleep.. listening to music, singing and dancing, teasin' people making really lame and corny jokes.. or walking around and pacing... but also petting kitties and dogs I love to pet animals I am more relaxed with a cuddle cat or kitten wrapping themselves around my neck or arm than from much else.
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
Those are cool ways to relax... I like a nice good sleep too.
• United States
4 Jul 10
Yea, when i want to relax i got to my room and just lay in my bed. i like 2 think of random things recently i devolved a crush on a girl from so....thats all i can think of.she's beatiful!!!!!!!!!
• Canada
4 Jul 10
Depending on where I am and what I am doing, I use different methods to relax. My number one stress reliever is to listen to music. Music is a big part of my life and I love it, so listening to a bit of music, depending where I am, will always help me. I also like to drink water and chew gum, especially when I'm in a testing situation where I have to sit at a desk for a long period of time. Another thing that I find helps me a lot is to just get up and walk around outside for a while. I find that the fresh air really helps me clear my head and calm myself.
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
A walk outside with a breeze of fresh air would be good. It's sad we can't do that here in the city. I can't wait for us to move. Thanks for sharing.
@iwinagain (545)
3 Jul 10
Anything that I enjoy to do. Music and watching tv helps me relax and escape from stress.
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
Music and watching tv are most fun way to relax. Happy MyLotting.
@lbbaby (489)
• China
8 Jul 10
Well, when I'm streesing, I would call my parents or talk with my friends. I think that's my way to relax because I want someone to listen to me.
@CTHanum (8250)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 10
listening to the music or watching tv.especially the comedy type.its really helps in reducing my stress.besides, eating foods will also make me feel more relaxed.it does not mean i will grab and eat any food but choose food that are good for you health.do not follow mine if you are afraid of putting some weight.
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
6 Jul 10
Overall when I am stressed out, there is really only one thing that will help me to relax. That is to take a hot bubble bath. That really is a great way for me to destress. When that isn't an option, then I will call and talk to my mother because talking to her always makes it possible for me to chill out. I know I was very stressed out financially this time last year and during that time she was able to calm me down about all of my worries.
• Germany
4 Jul 10
when i am at home and am stressed out, i usually go have a warm bath where i can lie down, close my eyes and smell the nice eucalyptus i'll mix with the warm water. This has a very relaxing effect on me. When i am outside under stress, i'd close my eyes and take deep breaths. This helps me alot too..to stay calm.
• United States
4 Jul 10
when i need to relax i take a nice hot bubble bath and light the candles and the smell is wonderful i just sit and clear my mind.
• United States
4 Jul 10
you will think that I am sick LOL but the best medecine for stressing is se$ I know when I am stressed about 4 times a week, I call my GF and she respond to the sceene asap to help me recover if you know what I mean...
• China
4 Jul 10
When I feel under a great stress in college days , I could play bicycle for going out with my college friends . We also took some foods or snacks when we went out for picnic . We can forget a great stress ,and have a good time for playing bicycle and having a picnic .
@xcel0684 (76)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
When I was stressed I usually do something enjoyable, like talking to my friends, watching movies or even reading books...
@rosebinas (181)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
When I was still a student, I'd save some amount from my daily allowance and use it to watch movie on Saturdays. That helped me relieve some tension. Other activities I'd do and is still doing to date is listen to music, dance, and play the guitar or piano, compose songs, and of course, internet. On some weekends, my friends would come and we do pot lucks after which we'd practice ballroom dancing though we've never made it to the real dance floor. lol!, sometimes we'd go swimming. But the best way I am able to fight stress is the nightly 3-5 kilometer walks I've been doing for more than a year now.
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
When I'm really stressed, I usually go shopping or go to nearest stores and buy a favorite food like chocolate and ice cream or something I've been craving for. These things makes me happy!
@derek_a (10897)
4 Jul 10
Most of my stress is dealt with by meditation. Of course, when I am not meditating, and I feel stressed, I will just focus my mind on the moment of now and become more aware that this is all we have. That tends to eliminate stress pretty quickly, because stress is usually about something that is either going to happen, or has happened. Calmness is about what is happening here and now. But staying in the here and now is not possible all of the time. _Derek
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
4 Jul 10
In stressed situations, I need to stay alone. Sightseeing, listening to the sound of birds or any relaxed music (for example: James Last). Sometimes, it`s just enough to close my eyes and just desconnect from the world. Absolut silence!
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
When I'm stressed, listening to music relaxes me. I especially like lovesongs, pop or RnB. I might have a chocolate too. At work, I like to drink coffee. It relaxes and stimulates me at the same time.
• India
4 Jul 10
Yeah You are right.I also relax by chewing bubble gum or else any mango chocolate. Sometimes in our office we will watch TV that may relax our pressure.Also will have tea so that we can relax. Tks for the article. :)
• India
4 Jul 10
Hi santosmarichris, In my Engineering i have faced such stressful days to get good percentile at that time to make myself relax by listening to music for a while and watching comic shows for 10-15 minutes and so on As part of eating is concern i taken chocolates to feel relax and unstressed :) Happy mylotting and feel relax :)