IncognitoGuy

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Exercise.
 

prettyNURSEtoMD

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I pray, watch Grey's Anatomy, and Trauma Life in the ER. Then I sing acoustic versions of rap songs and do spoken word poetry. So...yeah. Moving on..
 
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Exercise is fantastic…get those endorphins coursing and look/feel great as a result. Alternatively, find a REALLY good show to get hooked on. A little escape doesn't hurt.
 
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frosted_flake

frosted_flake

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Exercise is fantastic…get those endorphins coursing and look/feel great as a result. Alternatively, find a REALLY good show to get hooked on. A little escape doesn't hurt.
I try to do that when I am out of school....
For example when I was introduced to breaking bad, I literally caught up on 3 seasons in 2 weeks! If I turn on Netflix, all else is lost- hence that is why I cancel my Netflix during school months :)
 

Penguin Fan

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Exercise! Which includes cardio and weight lifting. Breathing exercises also help. If the stress becomes an everyday thing and leads to anxiety that negatively affects my mood then I usually call up my doctor for an appointment.
 
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I try to do that when I am out of school....
For example when I was introduced to breaking bad, I literally caught up on 3 seasons in 2 weeks! If I turn on Netflix, all else is lost- hence that is why I cancel my Netflix during school months :)
That's funny…I was totally going to mention Breaking Bad, but I didn't think there were many fans on here. Anyway, don't binge on a show…nibble at it when you have to focus on school. Study for a couple of hours and then watch maybe an episode, or half of one and then returning. It's all about managing stress, not eliminating it.
 
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frosted_flake

frosted_flake

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That's funny…I was totally going to mention Breaking Bad, but I didn't think there were many fans on here. Anyway, don't binge on a show…nibble at it when you have to focus on school. Study for a couple of hours and then watch maybe an episode, or half of one and then returning. It's all about managing stress, not eliminating it.
Stress keeps a fire lit under our butts to make sure we don't get too lazy :)
LOVE Breaking Bad by the way!
 
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depends on the stress. normal, everyday stress like school stuff or minor annoyances...I play Mario or watch random cartoons. Stress due to relationship or family issues...I paint. The former is an escape and the latter is more like therapy.
 
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Pacna

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Run, sleep, or make love :love:.
 
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Honestly, I used to indulge in escapism, but eventually you have to come back to Earth. Music and several hours of shooting basketball by my lonesome helps me cope when I hit a wall.
 

Gauss44

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Bad Stress: By making progress on whatever problem is stressing me. This can mean planning for potential outcomes.

Good Stress: Writing songs, exercising, sharing good news, etc.
 

Temerit

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Exercise: running, biking, or lifting weights.

I also just like to spend time outside. So usually I'll grab a friend and go for a walk, go longboarding, or go to the park and toss a frisbee/baseball.

Also visiting a coffee shop with a friend can be therapeutic too. Or going to a music show.

Also sex, back when I had a girlfriend.
 

The_Bird

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Aikido, listening to orchestral music, reading and watching my favorite TV shows.


Nothing like a bout of Aikido to vent some stress!
 
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blahblahblagh

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I usually end up singing really terrible pop songs or show tunes, since they're the only thing that I have committed to memory. It helps though, would recommend!
 
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Exercising helps with the energy, but my stress always has to be redirected. Usually I get stressed by waiting for something to happen (I am awfully impatient), so if I can do something like clean, get errands done, etc. I feel much better after I have accomplished something.
 

KnuxNole

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When I'm stressed I steal a car, kill some hookers, rob a bank, hijack a helicopter and crash it into a herd of eager ATV racers.

Then I turn the PS3 off and drink more vodka.
 
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Pacna

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When I'm stressed I steal a car, kill some hookers, rob a bank, hijack a helicopter and crash it into a herd of eager ATV racers.
Then I turn the PS3 off and drink more vodka.
And then play GTA. I have the same routine.

Edit: Ooooh I see it now. ;D
 
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mehc012

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Mavs88

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Watch scrubs....clean my apartment lol
 
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Cook gourmet meals, drink good wine, read great books, and practice yoga are my fav ways to destress after a long day. I'm also a bit of a board game fanatic. And trips to the zoo are pretty awesome too.
 
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