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Old 02-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Relieving Stress

What helps you unwind?

I personally just need some time with good friends. I'm my own worse enemy when it comes to stress, especially when alone and trap myself in my mind.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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Day of Defeat or L4D, my dog and some scotch.

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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I don't relieve it. I'm THAT cool
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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Laughing is a wonderful stress reliever

Petting pets are great stress relievers if you own one. Pets never judge you and just love you and are always glad to see you. Well at least dogs are. Putting my face into my kitty cats fur always feels good and hearing my cat purr relaxes me.



PS: I've also "heard that taking a bath in "Calgon" is supposed to "Take you away" from all stresses and worries.

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:38 PM   #6
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Laughing is a wonderful stress reliever

Petting pets are great stress relievers if you own one. Pets never judge you and just love you and are always glad to see you. Well at least dogs are. Putting my face into my kitty cats fur always feels good and hearing my cat purr relaxes me.



PS: I've also "heard that taking a bath in "Calgon" is supposed to "Take you away" from all stresses and worries.
Put your face in my kitties fur and you'll get Wolverine'd...
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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Put your face in my kitties fur and you'll get Wolverine'd...
Yah LOL, Has to be head, side or back. Tummy would result in the immediate violent removal of face.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #8
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Yah LOL, Has to be head, side or back. Tummy would result in the immediate violent removal of face.
Removal? It would be like the man in the iron mask - That thing isn't letting go.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #9
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:23 PM   #10
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I suffer from an anxiety disorder. Pretty much the only thing that works for me is an extra heavy dose of klonopin, and even that only works about half the time.
However, I have discovered a few techniques that have been working for me recently. Putting ice on my chest, chocolate milk, and writing naked...
I should be quiet now...
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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Listening to classical music.

Yeah, that really works.
Should probably pick the right works tho, some can get on your nerves just as easy.

Oh, and playing stuff like Fluttabyes... I guess it`s mainly the catchy bgm tho.

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Old 02-11-2011, 01:36 PM   #12
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Playing videogames while listening to loud music. Doesn't matter if it's rock, pop, classical or even electronica as long as its loud, and nor does the genre of the game itself matter much though I prefer fast-paced action games.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:37 PM   #13
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Go to the gym (works even better with a friend), relax in the sauna, listening to jazz (frank sinatra ftw), and playing a game if I'm up for it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:44 PM   #14
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Yah LOL, Has to be head, side or back. Tummy would result in the immediate violent removal of face.
I'm quite lucky with my cats. They just won't attack. :P

The most they'll do if they don't like something is stand up and possibly walk away.

Also, games don't relax me most of the time. If I'm stressed games often add to it.

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Old 02-11-2011, 01:50 PM   #15
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Beating the crap out of somebody, really helps...
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