How do you relax?

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  1. mymemory macrumors 68020

    mymemory

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    #1
    During the day I have found out that if I play some music my mind just fly away. Since my divorced from music I have been developing some temper, specially because with no music or sound at all in my studio I'm able to focus a lot more.

    When I go to sleep I just think I'm flotting some where. Pretty corny stuff until images of the riots and stuff come to my mind and I turn in to anger and I try to think in to something else. Pretty crazy.

    During the night I like to go out with some friend to drink something in a cafe. The problem is that now ther are about 15 kids during the night asking for money or food, so I end up locked in my house.

    What I do too is to watch tv with my girlfrind, we watch Friens, Scrubs, Good Morning Miami and finally South Park (a big inflence in me).

    I really would like to smoke a huge ammount of pot but I do not smoke and that is really bad, I did it once about 2 years ago and it got me so bad that I just do not want to have the temptation close again.

    What do you do to relax?
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    #2
    I am a pretty relaxed person, so I rarely catch myself very
    tense, and usually when I do, just the knowledge of me
    being tense causes me to relax. But when I am really mad,
    or something like that, martial arts, ramen noodles, or the
    computer releaves my stress. :)

    [edit]and what vniow says below of course ;) :eek: :eek:. [/edit]
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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  4. janey macrumors 603

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    #4
    i can't relax...i tend to not do anything about the buildup of stress and stuff like that until i explode and start yelling at someone until i feel tired.
    sometimes that means yelling at my parents for several hours for no reason at all and just doing malicious things just for the heck of it.
    once in a while i get into a fight with someone much stronger and bigger than me.
     
  5. scem0 macrumors 604

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    hahah I didn't think to add that.

    Nice one though, and so very true. :D :D ;)

    iBookin@mwny?
     
  6. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm...

    Well, I am tense before baseball and football games. To relax, I close my eyes and visualize what I am going to do in every situation in either sport.

    I stay quiet and think. I never really yell unless I am pissed. I cuss at myself if I screw up.

    I think baseball practice is relaxing. Its fun, you learn, you get better, and there is no pressure on you, so everythings ok.

    Football practice is tense. Always have to watch out of your eye incase a linebacker or safety is coming in on you. Its all instincts....

    Oh, and I like to chill. Just with friends and stuff. Listen to music and get some ladies up in the joint.
     
  7. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I guess if I had to pick from the things I do where I know I'm relaxed...it's sitting around for good conversation over a bottle of red.

    I can spend the entire night talking about life & such over wine. ;)


    now for relieving stress...I exercise :D
     
  8. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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  9. scem0 macrumors 604

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    that is kind of funny, because church causes me more stress
    than anything... More my mom forcing it upon me, but w/e. ;)

    oh, now I see you meant photography and not church. oops. :( :p
     
  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    you could photoshop them in what sense?
     
  11. howard macrumors 68020

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    listening and play music definitely.

    also coming to macrumors and spending time on the forums is very relaxing
     
  12. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    well, at least getting rid of that wire. :)
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    i hope i never get into a fight with him...
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    ha! yeah...get rid of that wire already! :rolleyes:

    I don't really relax all that much though. I went over it in my head, and felt it just wouldn't be right to come in here and say:

    "well, the thing is...when I have nothing to do...I'm miserable" :(
     
  15. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    To relax I like to go to concerts, any kind of concert. My wife and I love bluegrass music, and luckley we live in the foothills of the appalachian mountans. Any day of the week their is at least one folk/bluegrass, jam band, is playing with in 30 miles from our house. My favorite bar always has good bands playing on the weekend. Acoustic Syndicate, Snake oil medicine show, The Lary Keel experance, to name a few. Nothing is better than great acoustic music, and a fine hand crafted pale ale, to ease the soul.

    Bonnaroo is coming up soon, and The Dead are playing:D Time to do some relaxin and a lot of tapen'.
     
  16. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i'm sure everyone was ready to beat your ass about it too.
     
  17. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    oh word!!!
     
  18. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    bah! i'd say you're pretty mellow and happy go lucky. :)
     
  19. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    a nice pint down my "local" is always a good idea, especially seeing as all the girls that work there think i'm great, and they're all ridiculously stunning Brasilians and Argentinians :D , and the fact that i buy one pint of guinness and get two free usually.

    listening to music is always a goodun too, reading a magazine or two, coming here, wandering around Prospect Park, and just relaxing with close friends chatting.

    (and when i have a girlfriend, just spending time together doing not much at all :) )
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: don't flame me

    I 2ed that! ;)

    Well, I post here mostly relives stress, which I do too much of. Music is key: Daft Punk, White Stripes, The Vines, Chemical Brothers ... etc all help during a bad day.
    Lets see no illegal substances to relive stress but I again go back to vniow's comment.
    You post whatever you want Vniow. I agree that that is used but I can't imagine relieving daily stress like that... :rolleyes: ;)

    Oh well time to take my non-illegal substance. (Joking)
     
  21. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    A good game of Doom 2, and some music in the background while I take down the undead (In flames, project 86, etc) :)

    Yup, that does it for me, although sometimes I do listin to carl orff, and do some programing to calm me down... I dunno :D
     
  22. dabirdwell macrumors 6502

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    cooking, cannabis, music, political theory

    (wait, just the first three for relaxation)
     
  23. maradong macrumors 65816

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    I relax sitting in front of my debian shall, and staring at the awesome shall system :)
     
  24. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    my real life has stress relievers built into it:

    1. i own the company i work for
    2. i'm passionate about what i do
    3. i love the people i work with
    4. i work out regularly

    whenever stress builds up, it's usually time to take a trip (road or otherwise). getting out of the city usually does the trick. failing that, it's writing or reading.

    randomdeadhead:

    bonaroo looks to be spectacular. if you were there last year, would you not agree that moe stole the show?
     

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