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When You're Stressed, What Is Your Escape?  
User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3764 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?

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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

I masturbate.

Signed,
BAB



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Thread starter):
So, when life throws you a curve ball and you just have to take a break, what do you do?

Used to seek solace with a few beers.
Now I either take my camera to the airport or search for a cheap flight/hotel deal and get myself away for a couple of days


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Thread starter):
So, when life throws you a curve ball and you just have to take a break, what do you do?

Beer + marijuana =  cheerful 

Patrick


User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 2):
search for a cheap flight/hotel deal and get myself away for a couple of days

That ususally does it for me, either fly off somewhere, or take off in the car for a few days somewhere.



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3739 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.

Kieron747

[Edited 2006-11-14 13:28:11]

User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):

Now BAB has anyone told you that masturbating stunts your growth!!!!


dave
 Wow!


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

i go all quiet,and need my space,so i go for long walks,my wife hates it because sometimes i'm gone for hours.

dave


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Quoting Express1 (Reply 7):
my wife hates it because sometimes i'm gone for hours.

Stunting your growth in the park bushes?



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

I would probably sleep. Well try to. If its the weekend and I dont have work i'd drink. I try to get away from whatever annoys me but I can't always do that

User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 8):
Stunting your growth in the park bushes?

Something you obviously started at the age of 12


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 8):

is that your 2nd hobby!!!?




dave


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

 laughing  that silly BAB

I agree with you IJM.

I love to drive too. It's so amazing.  bigthumbsup  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.

Dave  goodvibes 



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3704 times:



User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 10):
Something you obviously started at the age of 12

Oh shut up......................... I was 14.

Quoting Express1 (Reply 11):
is that your 2nd hobby!!!?

 angel 



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

http://bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/People/Grad_Students/huifangq/food/HuifangCookings/edited/tea.jpg

Signed,
Myt332  Wink  duck 


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11656 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3679 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.

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 13):

 Wow! Dont do it!!! believe me,its not worth it, Xmas is only round the corner  duck 


dave


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):
Signed,
Myt332

What? I clean my fish tank out with tea cups?

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
I'll wonder through the dark river valleys and up onto the slopes of Dartmoor

Anything to make a quick buck? You're just like Cornish.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11656 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Quoting Express1 (Reply 17):
Xmas is only round the corner

Man you just made me depressed. Right, better put some music on  Wink

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):

So long as he has it served to him by Cornish wearing just an apron Embarrassment



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11656 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 18):
Anything to make a quick buck? You're just like Cornish.

Actually the only thing for miles around is sheep and the odd horse or cow. Therefore this would (should your hypothesis have been correct) have made me more like Gkirk than Cornish Big grin

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 18):
What? I clean my fish tank out with tea cups?

That too!

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 19):
So long as he has it served to him by Cornish wearing just an apron

Yeah and as long as he gets to cuddle with Skidmarks  Wink

[Edited 2006-11-14 14:14:13]

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

I chill out.  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11656 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 21):
Yeah and as long as he gets to cuddle with Skidmarks

I think Andy charges extra for that



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):
I masturbate...

..to this:


BAB  yes 



I'm just skipping stones...
25 Myt332 : Creeping onto dark Moors is still Cornish's thing if you ask me. However, if you'd rather be linked to beastiality then go right ahead! You south wes
26 Post contains images AirPacific747 : hehehe
27 Post contains images Queso : I guess I should have explained that I take the pictured item out to the range and have fun with it to release stress. Silly me!
28 Itsjustme : Hey, what's that little icon dude? I haven't seen that before.
29 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Currently the two Southern-most counties are about to go to war over who invented the Pasty first, so yes, they worry me too a little. Hmmm, beastial
30 BristolFlyer : I go boating. Whenever I'm at the lake I forget about averything else, and it's ideal cos the mobile phone doesn't work therel. And a few beers drunk
31 Pope : Yoga and a nice bubble bath. Signed, LHMark
32 Post contains images IAH777 : I, too, grab the camera and head for the airport. Its relaxing. That is, unless I'm trying to get a specific arrival and they play musical runways. Po
33 Post contains images Frontiercpt : If it's late at night or in the evening, I grab my dance bag and go down to a really little local beach on Ocean Beach and dance on the sand. If it's
34 Post contains images Frequentflyer : I try jogging or as Pacific747 said, I enjoy tea and reflect If it does not work I read on Buddhism If it does not work I... keep reflecting
35 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Hey that's what Myt332 does, not me!!
36 Post contains links and images AirPacific747 : I like looking at fish in an aquarium to help me relax So peaceful
37 Aerobalance : Glass of wine while lounging in my jacuzzi-tub.
38 Leigh pilgrim : I listern to my music, full blast, as loud as possible (headphones on) mainley Pink Floyd as it completely takes me out, and makes me forget what I wa
39 Speedbird747BA : I usually listen to music, take long walks, reflect on my life so far, where I intend to go, think about my dreams...... Heading out to Destin, the be
40 Redngold : A cozy chair in a Borders store with a good book (or Airliners magazine), a cup of hot chocolate and a bagel with cream cheese.
41 AirPacific747 : I do that too but with speakers.. its just not the same with headphones because you cant feel the bass shaking.
42 Speedbird747BA : what music do you listen to? I do the same thing. Love it! Cheers, Kyle
43 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Doing just that right now, and its very relaxing, although I'm now off to play a few rounds of Badminton, another great way of getting rid of tension
44 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I listen to all sorts of music, but mostly rock and pop (I just love 80's music ) And when I'm in a bad mood and want to let go of some tension, I ty
45 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Understandable, I'm about the only one in my flat at the moment, so I can play it fairly loudly! Currently it's at 3% volume, and that's loud enough.
46 Futurecaptain : I am lucky enough to have a job where I can demolish good pieces of furniture as well as other things with a crow bar. It is an amazingly good way to
47 Nkops : We have a lot of good state parks around here, so usually it is hiking that works!!! However, throwing stuff also works well!!
48 FutureUALpilot : Ideally I can fly, that never fails but unfortunately it also costs a lot. Back home I would just surf, spend a few hours out on the water to get away
49 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Sweet! My dad's old 1000w subwoofer is in the basement, just waiting for me to start using it. I definately should!
50 Myt332 : I'm doing that now, cheers!
51 Post contains links and images AsstChiefMark : I used to get plastered, but not anymore. Now I just zone out. Mark
52 DeltaOwnsAll : Music and a good drive almost always does it...
53 Cory6188 : I watch a recorded episode of one of my favorite TV shows to just zone out....usually Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, House, or Grey's Anatomy. I
54 Cosec59 : Well i did it. Off to LAX on Saturday. Feel so much better just for booking it
55 Jamesbuk : Normally listen to music or go ride on my bike. Rgds --James-- P.S. Interesting topic!
56 Post contains images Greasespot : I run.....I race Ironman's.....What does that say about my stress levels.... GS Oh an Ironman includes a 42km run
57 Post contains images ORDRyan28 : thats a good escape no, not to that... actually, I'm the most stressed/ hyper person you'll ever meet. I usually lift weights when I'm stressed (if I
58 TedTAce : I like to post to a.net to relax... and when I "have" to read ArtieFluffkin or Aerospace fan I have my fish tank right behind me to cool me off.
59 Captaink : Love your style i have to start organize a little bag like that...:D I usually just listen to some music. At home I had a car and went for a drive us
60 CO7e7 : Same here.. it's the best therapy! I love my gixxer!
61 Post contains images Kesbe :
62 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : I usually lock myself into my room and play some music. Now, if the computer is available and my sisters are not around (since they're the ones that p
63 Post contains images Johnboy79 : I do the exact same thing. I also like going downtown for a cup of coffee and to watch the world go by. I love people watching.
64 Itsjustme : Thank you. It's just what has worked best for me. I am fortunate that I have a work schedule that affords me 3, sometimes 4 consecutive days off and
65 Asuflyer05 : Well if I'm stressed at work or home and can't get away I usually turn to food. Its a horrible habit and I wish I could do like Greasespot and go for
66 HAWK21M : Play Football or Cricket.maybe go on a long drive. regds MEL
67 AirCop : One of several things when stressed; go on a walk/hike fortunately live in an area that I can do that year around, with several neat places to go, swi
68 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Well, I have had a very shite day. I was shouted at and called an arrogant b*stard today by more than one person, while at work. Why do commuters alwa
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