Do you exercise?
Sit around and watch TV? Movies?
Drink hot chocolate? Tea?
Talk it out?
Simplify your life?
Create with your hands?
And does it work? Or do you feel like you're trying to de-stress and it's not really working?
When you already have a million things to do during the day, how do you find time for "stress relieving" activities?
These are my de-stressers (in no particular order, except for the first one):
- getting enough sleep
- running with friends (running alone only if it's on a beautiful trail)
- long bike rides in beautiful places (alone or with a friend)
- shopping with Christian (shopping alone bores me)
- listening to music (hymns, Christmas, brit pop--for some reason brit pop falls in that same destressing category)
- turning the TV off
- being outside
- laughing with friends
Your turn. What de-stressors are most effective for you?