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Old 09-30-2012, 12:07 PM
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What do you guys do for stress relief? I needed some ideas....
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:15 PM
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Hiking, bad TV, eat terrible foods, compile lists.

I'm bad with stress.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:30 PM
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Video games, music, fishing.

Also I have aspergers and so sometimes at work if I'm overwhelmed and stressing out one of my doctor people has had me start writing in a journal. I basically take a time out and write what is going on. I don't know if it's just giving me a break or making me quit stressing by making me refocus on recording what is happening but it has helped me a lot.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:06 PM
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I pretend I'm not stressed, then become very snarky, cry irrationally, push people away, cry some more, then watch tv.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:17 PM
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What works for me:

-Deep clean the house. It's been proven that disordered surroundings greatly increase feelings of stress, depression and anxiety.
- I turn off the TV and computer, and curl up in a chair with a cup of hot tea and a book.
- I'm not spontaneous at all. I don't think I can do anything without my brain reflexively thinking a hundred steps ahead. If I'm stressed about something, I think about every possible scenario and exactly what I would do in each one. Having a plan helps me relieve the anxiety.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:23 PM
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baking, singing, checking out the forums or face book, reading, cuddling with the dogs while having a good cry.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:29 PM
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Chocolate.

Watching an awesome show.

Cleaning up the animals. I don't know why, but everybody having clean bedding, fresh food and water, and being freshly bathed just makes me feel all relaxed and happy.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:29 PM
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Cleaning, music full blast. Excercise of some sort... Preferably with a dog or two

Actually, the only thing that REALLYhelps me is going to the peir with a friend and watching the sun go down.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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Bingeing on crappy food

But the less destructive things are writing in a journal and drinking Zhenas gypsy rose tea. I save it for those stressful times and force myself to just stop and focus on it.
But ignoring it, worrying incessantly and crying are always options too.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:35 PM
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Healthy ways I may help to cope are cleaning (cleanallthethings), going to my favourite park for a dog walk, exercise, reading a book, talk to my favourite person.

Unhealthy ways... I binge on bad food, sit on the internet and read depressing stuff, and lay in my dark room thinking "woe is me".

or I just sleep it off.
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