Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10 Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
The title sums it up. Do you call a best friend and vent to him or her? Vent to your spouse? Take a long drive somewhere? Have some mind blowing, toe curling sex? Head to the shooting range and pop off a couple hundred rounds? Read a good book?
A long motorcycle ride up the coast does the trick for me. I have my 'jam bag' ready to go at all times. It contains a change of clothes, a tooth brush, a credit card, and $500 in cash and I can (and have) take off at a moment's notice, sometimes with no destination in mind (yeah, it helps that I am single).
So, when life throws you a curve ball and you just have to take a break, what do you do?
Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3584 times:
Ah, a very good question.
I think in my time I have tried several of the methods listed above to de-stress. Sex is always a good option but of course it's not always on tap, and I have many times in the past reverted to the old whiskey and beer, however I find that the related stress linked hangover can be intolerable. I gave up smoking weed several years ago.
Nowadays, I will certainly get a small amount of alcohol in, a pack of smokes and read one of my favourite books, generally my Sherlock Holmes colllection. I am a big fan, and even though I have read them all several times I never tire of them. It is very easy for me to forget my worries whilst reading such books.
DavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
that silly BAB
I agree with you IJM.
I love to drive too. It's so amazing. Well, that is if you're not stuck in traffic. To drive on a road with fast corners, entering the apex and trying to find the best line. Also I've only done it a few times, but there's an indoor Go Kart track around where I live which is fun as well. They aren't really fast, i think they go 40 mph, but the track they have set up is pretty fun.
Other than that I'd have to say music, trying to make it, or listen to it. Try to be inspired by a song. Talk to a friend or two. Writing. A poem, story, memos on my phone, texting, whatever. Reading the Bible. I just bought my first one last month so I'm new to it. I'm just trying to learn from it. Art. Drawings, digital art on the computer, photography, whatever. Watching Formula 1 videos. Watching aviation videos. Looking at pictures. Thinking about family. Trying to work out. Daydreaming. Watching Clouds. Watching Stars. Dreaming of big things. Thinking. Studying life. Reflecting. Being thankful. Be Dave.
Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11560 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
I use music as my escape for when I just feel really down and depressed, although most would find my kind of music incredibly depressing I actually find that it helps cheer me up.
Aside from that, if I'm at home I'll go out for a walk, its especially nice during the early hours of the morning, if there is a good moon, I'll wonder through the dark river valleys and up onto the slopes of Dartmoor. Its so peaceful and you are completely alone, such a great place to sit and think without being disturbed by anyone. If I'm away from home at University, then I'll either go home, or will just book a flight somewhere, anywhere and take a couple of days away from it all, I normally end up either in Barcelona or Menorca.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...