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What do you do to relieve the stresses of day?

  1. Genna East profile image90
    Genna Eastposted 7 years ago

    What do you do to relieve the stresses of day that may interfere with your writing, or to just get away from it all for a little while?

    (This was a previous question that HP suggested should be a topic instead.)

    1. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually for me writing is my therapy.

    2. mporter profile image59
      mporterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I find that a cold, hoppy beer in a warm shower will ease most of life's concerns.

    3. profile image0
      CollBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Writing and daily blogging helps with keeping stress at bay - which is everywhere. 

      I just have to go to my local supermarket, cross the road, walk down the street and hey presto, people get in the way, people look the other way whilst crossing, some truly don't look where they are going and some walk right into you.....

    4. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sex, alcohol, exercise.

      In that order. smile

      1. Pamela N Red profile image86
        Pamela N Redposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That about sums it up, Mark. yikes)

    5. Obscure_Treasures profile image51
      Obscure_Treasuresposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      By reading books.

    6. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I go on the religious forums and upset the fools who think a writers site is the right place to flog their belief in fairies. smile

  2. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    yikes  - I can't tell you THAT in public yikes yikes

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      PD< hmmmm

      I watch TV, warm bath...play with my baby - good to be in the companion of a child

    2. HouseSeller profile image57
      HouseSellerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would DEFINITIVELY like to know what your stress buster is!!! tongue tongue

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I find writing gets me away from my work stresses.

  4. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I live a pretty stress free life. But when I need a break I go for a walk or jog. If I need a day off I go to Disney or Universal Studios since I live in Orlando. big_smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image81
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yea- rub it in lol.

      I love to do 'girly things', and read,chat to strangers,and walk.

      Not necessarily in that order lol

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1639144.jpg and this !

  5. David 470 profile image84
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    Exercise releases endorphins smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      roll  So Does the release I was not prepared to share!!! big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image81
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        TMI tongue

        Catch and release huh ?
        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1650148_f248.jpg   lol

  6. MoreGravitas profile image60
    MoreGravitasposted 7 years ago

    I do the stereotypical angsty teenager thing: take a walk while listening to Indie music. Helps a lot with writing too.

    But if you wanted to get analytical about it, just identify the source of stress and deal with it head-on. And if you can't, you can do what Hemingway did: drink.

  7. melpor profile image93
    melporposted 7 years ago

    I walk three miles every other day or at least three times a week to reduce my stress level. I also do other forms of exercises.

  8. waynet profile image73
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I just have a good old fashioned wink of the one eyed cod fish!

  9. hoodieweather profile image59
    hoodieweatherposted 7 years ago


  10. barryrutherford profile image78
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    Go swimming; I try & do it everyday...

  11. HubGirl03 profile image57
    HubGirl03posted 7 years ago

    I just turn off all electonics (laptop and silence phone) for an hour or so just to unwind.....

    1. profile image48
      WhispersInTheWindposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you HubGirl03, turn off all electrical devices. The quiet is so lovely and walking or just being at one with nature.

  12. maven101 profile image80
    maven101posted 7 years ago

    I cook...The more stress, the more challenging the recipe...I might add that I cannot cook without a glass of wine in hand...

  13. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

    Would love to just have a taste of some of your dishes Maven101; and make mine muscadine wine please.

  14. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I write whats on my mind

  15. sofiaviana81 profile image60
    sofiaviana81posted 7 years ago

    kickboxing, draining out my grounding energy helps me to focus only on my mind and it works for me, and another vital ingredient MUSIC lots and lots of music...smile

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    Lukkasposted 6 years ago

    I do relaxation sessions 2 or 3 times during the day. Relaxing helps me boost energy.   I use for this pzizz (android app technology based on sound). Just export a 20 minute energizer session. Close your eyes and let the sounds wash over you. Don’t even worry about feeling energized. Just listen with your eyes closed and relaxed position where you are at the maximum comfort you can be in.

  17. qsera profile image40
    qseraposted 6 years ago

    Listening to music..I love doing that especially when I am stressed out. It is so relaxing and rejuvenating smile

  18. sabrebIade profile image61
    sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

    Wow...mine is not Zen like at all.
    I play the old school PC game "Command and Conquer: Yuri's Revenge".
    Blowing sh*t up and destroying my enemies always makes me feel so much better about life.

  19. emichael profile image78
    emichaelposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes writing does it for me. But really it helps for me to get out of my head. A bike ride at the lakefront usually works wonders.

  20. Susan Ng profile image90
    Susan Ngposted 6 years ago

    I ask one of my cats for some purr therapy. big_smile I just put my head down gently on top of one of my cats and just let the sound and vibration of the purring soothe me. smile

    Or I just play with my cats. I'm always laughing by the end of our play sessions. big_smile

  21. Open Thoughts profile image61
    Open Thoughtsposted 6 years ago

    I take time by myself to think and wind down.  Go for a drive, bike ride, read a book.

  22. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I want to say, smoke a big fat one, but I really dont do that....lol

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol....oh come on....

  23. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...i go for a ride and forget about everything for the time being

  24. Misty_lake profile image58
    Misty_lakeposted 6 years ago

    I totally agree with Susan. Nothing makes me relax quicker than listening to my cat purr.
    But if I'm trying to relax for writing or something similar I usually revisit the beautiful places I've visited in my mind, usually the waterfall in my profile picture, so I can listen to the rhythmic falling of water, feel the summer air being cooled by the mist.

  25. kaydenlee profile image58
    kaydenleeposted 6 years ago

    I love to fall asleep at night reading a book. If it is a good book, nothing "outside" creeps into my thoughts.

  26. asmaiftikhar profile image76
    asmaiftikharposted 6 years ago

    i would like to write something or read a book to get rid of stress.And i feel that writing is medium of life with one can live a peaceful life.And its the best way of catharsis.

  27. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    I do one of the ninja stress busting techniques that I read about on HP. Have it bookmarked, so stress doesn't stand a chance.

  28. Rehana Stormme profile image81
    Rehana Stormmeposted 6 years ago

    Sleep! After a long tiring day, the sweetest thing to do is to fall into bed and have a nice knocked-out-dead sleep. xzzzz

  29. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Exercise, read or work on other hobbies. smile