What do you do to relax - page 2

I know sometimes i get anxiety and stressed from variable things going on in life. What do you do to cope?... Read More

  1. by   jpross123
    I play the drums and do photography on the side to relieve my stress
  2. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Sex, meditation, gym. I also read or binge watch a show on Netflix.
  3. by   NurseSpeedy
    Quote from hppygr8ful
    Because of my Recovery journey I assess each stressful situation to see what category it fits into. Is it something within my power to change or not. If not I try to "let go and let God" handle it. If it is within my power to change I roll up my sleeves and get to work.

    This is what I learned about 15 years into my nursing career. It has made my life a lot calmer and I don't get worked up over things I cannot control or fix. Now if I could get hubby to share the same views when his job gets him frustrated it would be great!

    My daughter is extremely artistic. Me, not so much. However, she insisted on mommy coloring an adult coloring page with gel pens. It took forever but it came out great! Sometimes it's good to do something that doesn't require stress.
  4. by   Corlionie
    I eat, (which is awful), or exercise (weights), go to my sister's and play with my nephew, deep-breathe, and/or listen to music.
  5. by   klone
    I drink wine and paint rocks that I drop around our community for others to find.
  6. by   TJ'sMOM
    I have two horses that I enjoy.
  7. by   RNperdiem
    After a stressful day, I take a walk outside. I pick an easy walk where I don't have to deal with traffic. Then I let my mind wander wherever it goes. A walk is more than moving the body, my mind wanders wherever it goes.
    I ponder issues that concern me, make plans, imagine possibilities, give thanks for all that is good in life, and come up with new ideas. By the time a long walk is done, my thoughts are folded up, organized and put away, leaving my mind quiet.
  8. by   umbdude
    Nature walks...looking at the beautiful ocean and trees make me realize how small I am and that nothing is that big of a deal. After a exhausting work day, I sleep for a couple hours to recuperate.
  9. by   scooterscamp123
    HIKING!!! Watch netflix, hang out with friends, run. Trying to get into yoga as well
  10. by   chris21sn
    Sleep on all my overtime and per diem money
  11. by   Davey Do
    To relax, on my days off, I get on AN.com and read the stressful nursing threads.