Methods of Dealing With Stress? - page 3

Hi All, I realize that I post rarely in this area. But I wanted to get as much input as possibile from people in this community. Anyway, how do you all deal with stress? Sometimes, I find it... Read More

  1. by   eltrip
    Yes, indeed, exercise! Reading a good book (getting lost in a good book is more like it!) is helpful as are singing, baking, & yardwork!

    I'll take the snuggling & lovemaking anytime!
  2. by   nrw350
    Don't ever forget the simple things such as a kind person saying Hi to you. Or someone lending you a hand when you need it the most. Those also relieve stress.

  3. by   adrienurse
    When nothing else works, I get into my truck and drive. I drive aroung the perimeter of the city (there's a highway that loops around winnipeg). I crank up the car sterio and sing at the top of my lungs.
  4. by   nrw350
    Good to see someone else who enjoys that also. What kind of truck do you have? I have a 1991 Silverado.
  5. by   karenelizabeth
    exercise particually cycling, I cycle to work and back which gives me some space to get things into perspective,

    a good moan on the phone to work colleague or friends,

    large glass of red and a good book in the bath.

    good night out particually one involving friends loud music and maybe a bit of alcohol.

    planning and going on holiday

    my cat
  6. by   fedupnurse
    A dart board with the picture of my least favorite hospital administrator on it!!!!
    Hey Ted, Bubbles the dainty 135 lb dog...I understand completely. I have always have German Shephards, my last was 95 pounds and thin for her height. I refered to her as my little woobie dog. I now have a 40 lber who is emaciated for her height(!!!!!) and I consider her a little dog. People look at me like I am nuts. I just say "if you met my last dog you'd know why this one is small to me...."
  7. by   jayna
    Talking with my friend but not on the subject that cause me the stress. Exercise. Read a good book.
  8. by   adrienurse
    I drive a 98 Honda CRV. Sometimes I call it a car, sometimes I call it a truck. That's some good driving.
  9. by   casperbjs
    How I relieve stress? Kill my husband! No, just kidding. I play walleyball at the Y or walk. It really helps to calm me down.
  10. by   kewlnurse
    Beer. Cigars. Golf, but that can add to the stress if i have a crappy round. In the winter I ***** nonstop about the weather, politicians, morons that re-elect the politicians and surf teh net looking for a place to live in Myrtle Beach, argue with my wife about moving and mess with my African Cichlids (for those that don't know they are fish, mean ones) Somtimes I just look at the kids while they are sleeping. If nobody is home I'll turm my guitar amp to 10, (doesn't go to "11") and thrash till my ears really hurt.
    Last edit by kewlnurse on Jun 26, '02
  11. by   zudy
    Yoga. Reading. Crotching the world's biggest afgan. Best of all is sitting between my two kids on the couch and watching a Bugs Bunny marathon
  12. by   nrw350
    That is a good one Zudy. I have done something similar to that with my 2 youngest cousins. Only I was the chair on the couch that they love to sit on. When that happens, I love to surprise tickle them. One of them has not learned the best tickle places yet (much to my luck lol). Them two boys are the best kids I know. They even love my truck.

    Once I made the huge mistake of letting them both sit in my truck while I was working on the turn signals. I turned on the radio for them too. The oldest, quickly learned how to crank up the music all the way. He then got behind the steering wheel and started to act like he was driving lol. No need to worry about them cranking my old truck because (1) it is a manual transmission and has to have to clutch depressed 40ft down lol to start. and (2) the ignition lock is worn so you have to have the right touch to get it to turn (I swear it is worse than the child-proof pill bottles). and finally (3) the emergency brake was on (the emergency brake on this truck is one that will stop the truck dead in its tracks at 30mph.)

    My uncle (the boys dad) still remarks how much fun the kids had in my truck. The boys love to ride in it of course, and they call her (the truck) by her name lol. I named her Eleanor from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. The name fits because she was totaled after being stolen, was an extremely fast car, and it was repaired by a new loving owner. Granted, my truck is no Mustang with NOS that will do 160mph, it however is very fast and powerful.

    Oh well enough ranting and raving over my red beauty lol.