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Stress & chilling out?

Northernsoul

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So how do people cope with stress, it’s probably a repeat thread from year’s gone bye but I am curious to know how others deal with this inevitable feeling? Is exercise the key or vitamin supplements like St Johns wort or B complex? What about Meditation and Yoga? What about Weed? If you were asked, “How do you chill out”, how would you answer?
 

doodlebug

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smoke weed. although it does make me more productive with my schoolwork, it still mellows me out a bit more and I sit at my computer for hours doing work.
weed relaxes me :D
 

doodlebug

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Originally posted by doodlebug
smoke weed. although it does make me more productive with my schoolwork, it still mellows me out a bit more and I sit at my computer for hours doing work.
weed relaxes me :D
oh, and tea. weed and lots of tea!
 
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Karim

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I've got stress. It's a problem. Weed is a good alternative but once you come down from your high, you get the stress back. That sucks.

My stress revolves around school work. If I actually get off my lazy ass and do it, I feel ALOT more relieved, and the stress dissapears for a while.

:( <--- Stressed out
Karim
 

alexd

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Staff member
Go to spinning class (new brunette in the class!!!!!!! scrum delish!!! only comes occasionaly though, also another blonde girl who is sort of bookish and has a voice that is just creamy).

Take photos in the studio.

Go for 90 minute shiatsus.

Watch Vulvan on Wednesday night.

....
 

Skipper

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Stress has often resulted from procrastination or avoidance of problems that have gone unattended.

I find dealing with them and getting them out of the way ASAP can alleviate some of the stress. (although facing put-off problems REALLY sucks!!) When the stress is something that is related to something out of my control, I find blaring music in my room and dancing around helps incredibly!!

Even just walking somewhere - classes, work, whatev - listening to music helps me out.

Half the time my stress is related to being exhausted and overworked, run down, etc so exercising isn't really an option. But with a 9-5 this summer and a lighter workload next September, I need to make the gym part of my routine.
 

Cameron

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Whenever I'm stressed out about studying for exams (like as of late), I take a one song break after I accomplish a task.

I will cover 2 chapters (or some other goal), then listen to a song on my headphones and forget about schoolwork. Take deep breaths, close my eyes, and let it all sink in.

Exercise, proper sleep, and a balanced diet is essential as well.

Body Break!

<- Secretly Hal Johnson
 

noisy

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regular stress: yoga and stretching or listening to music.

aggravated stress: fps with volume set to maximum while pretending aggravating stressors are the targets

when I wasn't a big lazy ass I found martial arts were a great stress releaser as well. clears the head, aligns mind with body. Kind of like yoga, but not quite the same.
 
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deep

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my techniques :

meditation for focus

weight lifting or cardio for a release

heavy bag work for aggression

fps games for time wasting

Music, personally, doesn't chill me out, in so far as it is something I actively enjoy, and don't use as a distraction, but something I want to specifically experience.
 

rentboy

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by noisy
regular stress: yoga and stretching or listening to music.


i find this to be so effective...just playing some chill out biz and stretching and meditating works wonders for your composure.
 

-ravetrash-

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Originally posted by deep

Music, personally, doesn't chill me out, in so far as it is something I actively enjoy, and don't use as a distraction, but something I want to specifically experience.
It can be useful, in that if you're actively listening to it, it can get your mind off whatever it is that is stressing you out. That is, however, just avoiding the problem, but it can be nice to just clear your head for a few minutes.
 

deep

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I guess it bears mentioning however that I'm one of those people who doesn't ever really get stressed out about things. Ever.
 
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deep

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Originally posted by -ravetrash-


It can be useful, in that if you're actively listening to it, it can get your mind off whatever it is that is stressing you out. That is, however, just avoiding the problem, but it can be nice to just clear your head for a few minutes.
For this purpose I find meditation superior than listening to music.

Furthermore there is a physiological component to meditation that I think has a greater impact on stress levels or tension than does music. Both however function in realigning your focus to things that get your mind off whatever it is that is bothering you, and in doing so help to return your body to a more relaxed state of function.

As well, animal pornography is a great source of distraction.
 

deep

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Originally posted by rentboy


good one Bruce Banner.
Seriously, I don't. Like Jay was saying to me this weekend I think a lot of people picture me fuming at the keyboard when I say half the shit I do. But really my sense of humour deflects a lot of stuff that people take seriously and my general attitude towards life is pretty receptive. The things most people get stressed about I think that if they take a step back and think about rationally they'll see that the anxiety or tension that they feel is for a tangible reason, not out of their control or understanding, and if they understand the root it typically seems pretty stupid to get upset over things that ultimately meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

Most people's anxiety's are from a refusal to take a look at the things they need to, not because they're actually dealing with them. Once you get over being afraid of dealing with something, you see it's not so bad, and it ceases to be a source of stress.

Also, it helps to have a gas powered vibrator running full blast jammed up one's bum 24 hours a day.
 

-ravetrash-

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Originally posted by deep


For this purpose I find meditation superior than listening to music.

Furthermore there is a physiological component to meditation that I think has a greater impact on stress levels or tension than does music. Both however function in realigning your focus to things that get your mind off whatever it is that is bothering you, and in doing so help to return your body to a more relaxed state of function.

As well, animal pornography is a great source of distraction.
A problem with meditation could be that it offers no direction for your mind to go in, and consequently your thoughts could easily drift back to whatever it is that's bothering you. Music, I would imagine, gives your thoughts a bit of focus or direction, keeping your mind preoccupied.

Although, with practice, I could see that meditation would be much more effective. I've just never had a need for it.
 
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PosTMOd

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Originally posted by deep
Also, it helps to have a gas powered vibrator running full blast jammed up one's bum 24 hours a day.
I came across this stress-reducer quite accidently a few summers back.

Slipped and fell while mowing the lawn.
 

deep

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Originally posted by -ravetrash-


A problem with meditation could be that it offers no direction for your mind to go in, and consequently your thoughts could easily drift back to whatever it is that's bothering you.
that's not meditation. the core of meditation relies upon focusing your attention to something (breathing patterns, a personal mantra, whatever), and actively reverting back to that focus should your mind drift. it's a method of mental self discipline. the idea to focus on breathing to relieve tension is actually rather ingenious. because meditation advocates being in a comfortable position (not necessarily the lotus position bullshit most people think of), the idea is that as you inhale, you create tension in your chest, and as you exhale that tension is relieved. If you are in a comfortable position, the net effect is that over time more tension is relieved than acquired. Because there is a physical sensation involved with this release of tension, there is in turn an effect on emotions, and consequently state of mind. simple but effective.

if you need further evidence for the value of meditation, remember that ninjas engage in it, possibly before flipping out and killing people.
 
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