How do you spell relief? - page 2

I realize that I am quoting decades old commercials, but... I have been so 'down' lately... lots of stress. I'm a military wife and husband has been traveling (not war related, thank God!), and... Read More

  1. by   NurseDixie
    To relax, I usually take a bubble bath, read a good romance novel or eat something rich and gooey, like chocolate ice cream. Best of luck to you.
  2. by   MishlB
    Z-O-L-O-F-T
  3. by   RNIAM
  4. by   CountrifiedRN
    Hi Sandy

    One of the ways I used find some relief when my kids were younger was to take them to Chuck E Cheese. It was loud, bright, and a great place to forget about everything for a while. (You can't think when you're in there!)

    They also have a great game, can't remember what it's called, but it's the one where there is a rubber sledge hammer and the little moles or weasels pop up out of a hole, and you bash them back down into the hole. They pop up faster and faster and you get a score according to how many you were able to hit. GREAT stress relief!

    As for movies - Meet the parents, Fools rush in, Steel Magnolias (laugh and cry in one movie), and my friend recently recommended Barber Shop, although I haven't seen it yet.
  5. by   SingingNurse2
    I agree with Galaxy Quest - our favorite line is, "Is there air? You don't know!!!!"

    Legally Blonde, What Women Want, That 70's Show, Reba ...

    Also, it is a lot of fun to get down and play video games with your kids - Spyro is a blast!

    Yesterday we tore up the front yard digging for worms for my son and then filled up the hole (it was big) with water and the kids were soaked in mud - lots of good, dirty fun!
  6. by   mert
    America's Funniest Home Videos!! (Sure to give a belly laugh!)
    Jim Carrey's comedies, (He's such a goof!)
    BUBBLE BATHS, with a good book.
  7. by   RN2B4SUR
    S-E-X.......thats how I spell it!
  8. by   Belgndogs
    Another entry for the Galaxy Quest Best Line Contest:

    "Why is it always air ducts?"

    And MST3K rocks! Although the first guy was funnier, the blonde guy is easier on the eyes.
  9. by   Nurse2bSandy
    S-E-X IS BEST! But who can find the opportunity between studies and kids on spring break? My dh was gone... he's come back and work is more demanding than ever... well, maybe the kids will get benadryl'd this afternoon and we'll nap. I could use a good release!
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    sorry to hear of your loss.
  11. by   LaVorneRN
    Shopping was a new stress reliever I learned about during my third semester. As a USAF wife when the hunk of burning love was away(15 months the last semester and a half-ish) historical romances were a life saver-heehee!!!! No really. They were. Love Julie Garwood. I'm kind of in recovery now. But boy could I breeze through em'! Oh, I loved movies that were only funny, scary, or romances. No sad ones. LOVED these: I Am Sam and A Beautiful Mind(saw during psych. rotation-should be a requirement and we sure tried to get a grade. She didn't buy it)
    Also love Office Space, Undercover Brother, Ladies Man, Maid in Manhattan, Panic Room, KPax(another good psych one), Pretty Woman is ALWAYS good! And my girlfriends and I became addicted to Moulin Rouge-movies twice,DVD about 6 times-LOVE THE SOUNDTRACK!!!! Oh and the I Am Sam soundtrack is great! All Beatles songs done by current artists.
    Any Cheech and Chong movie is a breath of fresh air-heehee!!!!!
    Putting on headphones and dancing and singing out loud in the livingroom in front of your kids is always good! Then take off the headphones and turn on the speakers and let them party with you!!!! It'll tire them out, put them to bed, then get your groove on, study, whatever........Smooches!
  12. by   Nurse2bSandy
    Hey, after a horribly oppressive world lit course last summer I learned the value of reading junk novels. I needed something to read that was light and meaningless. I found out about cooking mysteries! What a hoot... mysteries written from a caterer's perspective... they even have recipes! Who'd ever think of such a genre!
    My first 2 semesters I didn't think I had time to read for fun... now it's a relief for me. Put something in that I can enjoy but don't have to remember. I am tutoring in a remedial english class this semester and the students have to be reading... I have gone through 5 novels so far. I need to have something to read in class and once I get started I find myself finishing it and needing a new one. I've just discovered Grishem...

    "Retail therapy" is always a good release... until you get the credit card bills!
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by Belgndogs
    Another entry for the Galaxy Quest Best Line Contest:

    "Why is it always air ducts?"

    And MST3K rocks! Although the first guy was funnier, the blonde guy is easier on the eyes.
    Another Quote from GQ: "Does the rolling help?"

    (definitely gonna hafta catch this MST thing--sounds like a blast)

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