What do you do when you're stressed/down?

Bobdude161

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Mar 12, 2006
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N'Albany, Indiana
What do you do when things get tense? We all have our ways of dealing, what's yours?

My release is a late afternoon drive in the knobs. Windows rolled down, favorite band put on repeat on the iPod and enjoying the winding road that cover the edges of the knob's cliff and shoot through wooded tunnels. Gets me every time. :)
 

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ezzie

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Sep 7, 2006
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Baltimore, MD
when i'm feeling down in the dumps, i either go for a brisk walk or do aerobics....really, it sounds stupid but bouncing around always makes me feel better. :eek:

occasionally....and i mean very rarely....i will go shopping for a new article of clothing. i try not to do that, though.
 

bennyboi

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Jun 1, 2006
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Guitar... or Halo/GTA

Depends-
When down- I play guitar. Mellow, mellow chord progressions with a little 420 (in small moderations, otherwise I'm a zombie). Mmmm. Ice cream too. Mmmm.

When stressed- I play drums. When that doesn't work, I play Halo online. I suck but occasionally I'm good enough to own a loud mouth player. I hate loud mouths in online gaming, but I think I secretly love them because I know how mad they get when they get owned, so it's good fun and a safe release of male aggression. Mmmm. And Ice Cream.

When that doesn't work, I steal the fire truck in Vice City GTA and go on a demoliton rampage.

Other than that- movies / TV / girlfriend. Oh, and MacRumors. :p
 

revenuee

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Sep 13, 2003
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1. Trading the Forex always puts me in a good mood.
2. Work is always a good distraction
3. coitus is always good option too
4. some form of exercise --- aerobic I always find better then anarobic in stressfull situations
hope that helps
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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drink.
go for a ride.
write.
play wow.

just have to get my mind off things when i get down i guess. let the storm pass.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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lol i thought this was in chronological order. :D i hope it is... :eek:
by ride i mean bicycle ride.
and drunk riding is fun. sometimes. if you have a beater bike that you don't mind getting trashed. :D

but mine weren't necessarily in order. but it does happen that way sometimes.
 
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Lau

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Drink.
Draw scribbly, pointless pictures.
Listen to music I wouldn't usually listen to (as in cheesier, harder, etc. than usual :p)
Drift off in my own little world, usually whilst in the process of the above.
Run (before the drinking ;)).
 

Legolamb

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Nov 27, 2006
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North of where I'd like to be
Martini (bad girl)
Chocolate (very bad girl)
Go to movie
Try to exercise, esp. running til I drop
Sudoko
MR
Learning different ways to produce a "Hello World" (programming is like Sudoko for me; they both take my mind off of myself)
 

Daveman Deluxe

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Jun 17, 2003
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Corvallis, Oregon
-Make a coffee
-Drink (just enough to get giggly... usually a couple of shots of whiskey)
-Lie down on the floor with a pillow in a dark room
-Read through the archives of my favorite webcomics (XKCD FTW!)
-Loud music
-Playing the piano/guitar
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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Singapore
i often play me drums...... thats the best thing for me because it lets me get my emotions out on the kit.. otherwise i get quite snappy. some nice fast double kick is what everyone needs :p