What's your stress relief?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tanichca, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    Hello all. Well, life has been stressful lately, and I've found that when I'm stressed, I LOVE baking, because I can't think of the stressful situation since I'm so busy trying to follow the recipe. Anyway, In the last week, I've made three kinds of cookies, a cake, pudding, pasta, egg salad, pancakes with peach cobbler syrup... you get the picture. And I was wondering... what is it you guys do to help you with stress?

  2. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    take a walk.....and play with the chickens!!!...you have to get out of the kitchen!!!....[​IMG]
  3. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm at the beginning of a long path toward an image of life I've had since I was a kid, but until a few years ago, never did much that would get me to that goal. Well, when I'm having a stressful day, I take a moment to read through some of the books I've collected on topics relating to the things I want to do with my "dream home", and while I'm reading, I take moments to close my eyes and visualize putting those pieces in place. Bit by bit, I'm sort of making a movie in my head that will (hopefully) be completed in reality in a few years, and I sort of take a mini mental vacation there for a while. After that, I realize that anything that's really annoying in the present is just a fleeting moment on the way to my eventual goal. It's weird, I know, but so am I.

  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    When I get stressed (which is not very often -- I don't stress easily) I play my guitar -- acoustic fingerstyle. Or I go outside.
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    When im stressed I listen to imogen heap her voice calms me down.
  6. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    Quote:Me too! Baking is a great stress reliever!! [​IMG]
  7. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    I jog, or set up a new fish tank, or play with my dog...
  8. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    bloomington, indiana
    i got a hobby that involved fire and hammers. [​IMG] (i make silver jewelry, hehe) that usually works.

    i wish baking helped me relax! it actually frustrates me hah. probably because i'm no good at it.
  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I go outside and sit with the chickens. Just sit there quietly watching them go about their everyday lives. Listen to the sounds God has given me. Breathing deeply. And before I know it all the stress has melted away.
  10. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2010
    New Ringgold Pa
    Hmm stress I eat it for breakfast with my coffee. No really I like to just enjoy live take a look what's around me the little things in life that matters those are stress relievers. Many times just stopping and listening to nature is my moto.

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