What do you do to relax?

Besides hiking in a quiet forest or biking by the lake (which I used to do in Canada, but Tokyo.....well, that's impossible), I listen to jazz, fill the apartment with scented oils, hot herbal bath (LOVE Japanese tubs)or...

I love making pretty much anything with my hands, so I love to relax by making origami things, sewing, knitting, and so on. If that doesn't do it for me, I can always play tetris for hours and my mind clears from everything but the game.

What do all of you do to relax?

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12 replies since 15th April 2010 • Last reply 15th April 2010

Hand sewing definatly calms me down. Blimey walking in forests and biking? I wish I could do that, but it's pretty impossible in north London. I can't relax in a bath (but I do <3 to) because my flat only has a bathroom big enough to fit a shower (though showers are good when you need to wake up and wash quickly).

My way of relaxing is with a huuuuge cup of tea and watching a film. Shopping with my bezzie mate also relaxes me as such, because we giggle so much and have loads of fun. My idea of relaxation is not having anymore damn coursework or exams to worry about!!

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Eastenders, bathing, swimming, shopping at charity shops and car boots, blogging. Ah so many things I can do.

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Put on a Rammstein album, turn up the volume, and sit back.

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Walking through the park in the morning before anyone else is up and about listening to the birds twittering away.............
sorry drifted off for a moment there. Reality is I do walk through the park in the morning trying to avoid BIG dogs that the owners say 'he's ok he won't bite' yeah, heard that before, and there's usually a bunch of school kids screaming random stuff at each other from 5ft away instead of walking up to each other. When I get to the other end it's town traffic. What's with 'rush hour'? No one rushes and it takes more than an hour!!!!

I relax when I get to work. It's quiet, a small team and I'm sitting as far away from the door as possible so I get left in peace. I've grabbed a coffee on the way in and I've got a bag of chocolate buttons and they are all mine and even though I'm working I have a few hours of alone in my thoughts time......I know, it sounds weird, but at home the kids are loud, so is the TV and there's way to many distractions Happy

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I relax when I go to practice with the band.the singing calms me down.Exept one song thats giving me a hard time... >__<
But Im playing with three awesome guys who wont let me be stressed.They make me smile all the time,no chance of being in a bad mood.Happy
I guess smiling and joking relaxes me the most.And music.

Sheila thats the only reason I like living in a small town-city like Temerin.It can be so quiet.Other then that I hate it.But we only have a tiny park...

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Sheila, te m about it with rush hour. Ther re plenty of times I've had to come home from Uni in "rush hour" - gosh I HATE public transport - I get on the bus home and I ALWAYS get chucked off of it where he traffic is soo busy!! At £1.20 everytime you swipe your oyster card, I refuse to get on another bus and when I explain to the next bus driver that I'd got chucked off the last one they were having none of it!!

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I find knitting very relaxing as I don't have to pay too much attention to it and I can put an old old movie on and knit away. I also like to walk in the countryside, I'm only five minutes walk away from being in open hills=)
I just started listening to binaural sounds which alter your brainwaves and are very relaxing indeed=)

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Reading, long deep baths, meditating, drawing and chilling out of my allotment or weeding. Weeding is actually extremely therapeutic especially if I'm pissed off. You get to take it out on a dandelion.

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Arty KitKat. You made me laugh with the dandelion bit. Just don't kick 'em when they've gone to seed. Lol

Becky, I do get some respite from the traffic by walking to work. It costs £1.80 to go to town from where I live so I don't usually get a bus. Wish I hadn't 2 weeks ago. I had a bloke fall on me after he was hit by a guy and my shoulder totally dislocated. This was in the bus station. It was the day before pay day and I had enough for a bus fare or coffee. As it was raining heavily I chose the bus. Next time it's coffee!!!! Next week my physio is getting my into the hydrotherapy pool. Now that will be relaxing Happy

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Sheila A. - Oh my goodness. I wish I could walk to Uni or work. I used to walk to school all the time because it gave me and my friend quality time to talk and catch up!! Plus our school was on the edge of a park, so it was relaxing walking through a park too. Geez that sucks about your shoulder, some people are so inconsiderate (especially for the guy that got punched) but at least you get to try a hydrotherapy pool... that sounds good Happy

Arty - Hahahahaha about weeding, those poor dandelions :C

Coming on here talking to people relaxes me Happy

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I read the Yotsuba&! mangas, never fails to make me smile Happy Oh and lol @Arty KitKat - dandelions XD

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uhm....sleep. drink tea. make things. design. think up things, plans. read. eat!

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