Q:What do u do to de-stress yourself?
Such a GREAT question…
Well, there is that thing that you mentioned in my ask. Although I can’t do that all the time.
My main problem with de-stressing is that I rarely like to do the same de-stressing activity for too long. I actually stress myself out trying to figure out a way to relax.
Sometimes I rewatch my favourite shows… Firefly, Buffy, Doctor Who, etc. Or favourite movies. Though, I’ll end up just browsing the web while it’s on in the background.
I like making stuff. Decorative stuff sometimes, sometimes little machine-type things, rarely I’ll enjoy writing some code. Honestly, I really dislike the actual work of programming. I enjoy thinking of how things can be done, just not actually doing them. Or debugging them. Or supporting them. Actually, as an extremely extroverted person, computer engineering just seems like a surprising field to be in.
Back to what I do to de-stress. I like photography, and sometimes I enjoy doing that. Actually doing something with the photos, or often figuring out what I want to shoot drives me nuts.
Board games. Card games. Catan. Mahjong. Munchkin. Only problem is it’s hard to play games with only two of us in the house.
Listening to rain banging against a window or a roof. Makes me drowsy and content.
Considering your age, Annie, my dear, you might want to stop reading here.
Sex. Often (not always) sex can be a great stress reliever. To deal with small, persistent worries, long, slow and sensual is the way to go. When the stress is really bad, harder, faster, more acrobatic and seriously more exhausting is in order. Or both. Or one after the other.