Your choice of chewing gum for the mind?

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  1. Joelle Burnette profile image81
    Joelle Burnetteposted 8 years ago

    When you feel weighed down by stress, job, life, kids, school, spouse, your mother, whatever, what's the thing/activity that acts as chewing gum for your mind and a stress reliever? Reading, sex, eating, drinking, TV, singing, surfing, swimming, sky diving, sewing (seems to be a lot of "s" activities)? What does it for you?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sailing does it for me.

  2. Dark knight rides profile image72
    Dark knight ridesposted 8 years ago

    Lately it's been HubPages. But typically I'm all about reading, some fantasy or sci-fi, anything that let's my mind escape the day-to-day BS.

  3. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Reading.  It's a wonderfully silent activity. big_smile

  4. Lisa HW profile image68
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    My potpourri/tart burners, fresh air, fresh flowers, listening to music, a pot of my own coffee (with lots of cream in it), a cup of someone else's coffee outside the house (alone or with a friend), finding something to do online that is not awfully demanding.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Bewbies. Nudes.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Playing with my fishing tackle.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Is that what you call it now?wink

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No! I just don't want to get all worked up, my wife hits.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Hitting and jacking sounds like fun

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She's really quick and she means buisness! I have to really be in the mood!

  9. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    mind= writing
    body= good sex
    two combined is the real thing....!

    1. Joelle Burnette profile image81
      Joelle Burnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can write while you're having sex? Now, that's skilled.
      Are you physically writing while having sex? (That must piss off your lover) or just coming (sorry for that) up with ideas? Either way sounds distracting reaching the prize.

      I get some of my best story ideas when I'm swimming laps. That always throws off my lap count.

  10. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
    Deborah-Lynnposted 8 years ago

    Is this the Hub where we are writing about good sex?

    1. myownworld profile image78
      myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well, almost! it's intellectual stimulation....

      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
        Deborah-Lynnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ahhh, you come in here for the intellect....ok,  i get it "your own world" that's how it all goes so fast!

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      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We can if you want. But the really good one is in the sandpit. Lets go play in the sand.

      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
        Deborah-Lynnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's where the pirates are?

        1. myownworld profile image78
          myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol..ralwus, u've got to change that pic!!

  11. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
    Deborah-Lynnposted 8 years ago

    Now you made me totally forget that I came in here to find out about Chewing Gum for the mind, and then I remembered I saw you Ralwus in my Hub this morning....you little pirate, and now I'm  thinking...well, you never mind my mind...gum, anyone got gum?

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I can be. Have to stagger out and fire up my tractor in a bit, my neighbor wants to use it. Screw him if you join me. wink

  13. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    I shoot the rats that come out of my neighbour's house. yikes

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
      Deborah-Lynnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's the doggie giggle,  I knew there was more to that avatar Pearldiver!

  14. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
    Deborah-Lynnposted 8 years ago

    I love to shop online, so stress free and it's like instant gratification, I like cooking, fragrances and playing BeJeweled on Facebook,  it numbs my overactive mind.

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Varies, but reading heads the (lengthy) list.

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    nauticacutie25posted 8 years ago

    hey

  17. zadrobi profile image56
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    When I'm really stressed I like to call up my band members for a quick impromptu session. Music is a whole pack of bubbalicious crammed into my brain smile

    1. Joelle Burnette profile image81
      Joelle Burnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wish I could do that. We have a piano sitting in our family room I'd love to be able to play. I took lessons when I was a kid, but my teacher's gnarly, arthritic hands frightened me away. Wish I'd kept with the lessons. My daughter is taking lessons, but she's not exactly going to show up at Carnegie Hall any time soon.

 
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