Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What makes you feel more relaxed when you're stressed?

15 comments:

John said...

I'm big on music, the happier and dancier the better. I'll also pop in some comedy.

The two are nicely married in this Colbert clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXCOW0VIjHw

erin said...

I find I have the urge to clean during serious discussions/arguments. Otherwise though, Food Network, or scotch and cigarettes will destress me.

andrew said...

A whole pint of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia in the summer.

Chai in the winter. Mmmmm.

J. Dickinson, Modeling Agent said...

I like Erin, scotch and cigs all the way. That and driving down Hollywood Blvd to find me a male companion who gets into auto-asphyxia in the bedroom. Am I right ladies? Oh, and a bubble bath.

Leslie said...

Music.
Tween tv shows/books.
Booze with friends.
Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar ice cream.


If I am really stressed I also get the urge to clean

K8 said...

i'm with janice. sex sex sex.

i typically just need to get shit off my chest. venting does a lot.

also, beer.

also, beer.

Justin said...

The beach (and I'm not referfing to the movie).

Scottie said...

I know this is weird, but I find that if I youtube the phrase "Rube Goldberg" and watch some of the videos, that actually de-stresses me a great deal. Here's one of my favorites; a Honda commercial, presumably for European or Canadian run (because I've never seen an Accord that looked like that)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwwWtbMfEFE

That, or Jameson and P-Funk (both the band(s) and the cig) seem to do the trick too.

Andrew said...

Leslie and her QotD's always, always, always make me less stressed.

sara said...

i like to buy a magazine and some snacks and read and eat in solitude. long walks also help...and of course venting to my friends!

Battgirl said...

Can I just say "Hell, MF, Yeah!" to the Rube Goldberg comment... I love the video on the top floor of the Hirshorn that is one long continuous pyromaniacal Rube Goldberg set up. Watching that is always relaxing!

Cate said...

Yelling. Bitching and moaning and complaining. And then going to sleep for hours and hours.

Karen said...

Red wine, Baked Lays, and Dove caramel-filled Promises. Of course then I start to stress about weight gain, so it's really just for the most dire of situations when nothing else will work.

Tim said...

I'll keep this PG rated. Booze, running or games.

erin said...

Ok, fine. Sex.