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Relaxation techniques

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dyno, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I am going through a rough time right now - my dad is having health issues (although right now he is doing pretty well), I've got some stressful things going on at work and a few other things are bothering me. I was hoping people could share some of the things they do to relax when they're feeling stressed and upset. I tend to be a worrier as it is and I am just making myself miserable these days.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

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  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member


    * Take a long, hot bath with a book you've been dying to read. Don't even think of getting out until you're wrinkled as wrinkled can be. Bubbles optional, scented candles mandatory.

    * Go get a mani-pedi. The mani is actually optional, though I find the arm massage to be very nice. But the massage chair and the pedi are mandatory.

    * Go find a sunny spot in a park and read. Or just lie out in your back yard (if it hasn't gotten too cold yet). Or put a fire in the fireplace (if it has gotten that cold) and curl up with a hot drink and a good movie.

    Whatever you do...just shut the world out for a couple hours. It will all still be there when you get back, but you'll be much more ready for its onslaught.
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Take a walk at night in your neighborhood. Things will look similar but different, and the lack of movement is calming and allows time to think.
  5. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Dyno, I find that listening to soothing music does it for me. I also shut off my phone ringer, cell phone, and computer.

    Also, from time to time, I will go to Starbucks and get a coffee and take a nice walk around the neighbourhood where I live. I live in a quiet residential area so these walks are a stress reliever. It takes your mind off of everything.

    Going shopping is cathartic for me too...
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Yoga ...
  7. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Take a walk.
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Go for a walk while listening to some good music.
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Pop in a couple episodes of a favorite sitcom or funny movie. Gets your mind off your troubles for a bit and hopefully makes you laugh, because laughter truly is the best medicine.
  10. rallen13

    rallen13 Member

    Go to your local Barnes & Noble, get a cup of your favorite from the in-store Starbucks, find a quiet corner and just sit and read.
  11. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member


    Work out.

    Go to the iTunes Store and search "Soundscapes."

    Maybe all three.
  12. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    How about somethings that you have actually done?
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