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.)
I find that a cold, hoppy beer in a warm shower will ease most of life's concerns.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just have a good old fashioned wink of the one eyed cod fish!
I just turn off all electonics (laptop and silence phone) for an hour or so just to unwind.....
I cook...The more stress, the more challenging the recipe...I might add that I cannot cook without a glass of wine in hand...
Would love to just have a taste of some of your dishes Maven101; and make mine muscadine wine please.
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...
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.
Listening to music..I love doing that especially when I am stressed out. It is so relaxing and rejuvenating
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.
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.
I ask one of my cats for some purr therapy. 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.
Or I just play with my cats. I'm always laughing by the end of our play sessions.
I take time by myself to think and wind down. Go for a drive, bike ride, read a book.
I want to say, smoke a big fat one, but I really dont do that....
...i go for a ride and forget about everything for the time being
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.
I love to fall asleep at night reading a book. If it is a good book, nothing "outside" creeps into my thoughts.
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.
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.
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
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