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What Do You Do To Unwind?  
User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

For me, it's a long motorcycle ride. Typically up the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Monica or Malibu. How about you?

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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9772 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
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Mostly, I play guitar (or bass or drums).

I don't usually do it specifically to unwind - I just play because I like playing. But it definitely has the side effect of relaxing me.

Quoting Itsjustme (Thread starter):
Typically up the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Monica or Malibu. How about you?

When I lived in the Boston area, I would frequently go on drives to unwind. I'd just follow random windy back roads for miles. I just don't have as much desire to do that in LA - I'd have to drive for an hour just to get to random windy back roads.



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User currently onlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

I will often go to YVR after work and watch the planes and that takes my mind off my day or I will go to the bar for a drink.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
I don't usually do it specifically to unwind - I just play because I like playing. But it definitely has the side effect of relaxing me.

Same with me when I play my keyboard.



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

read, pull weeds, enjoy a long dinner out with friends.

User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2396 times:



Quoting Itsjustme (Thread starter):
long motorcycle ride

Oh, dat's a goood one. I need a new helmet before I do another one though.

Once upon a time, there was flying. An hour in the Cessna took away a whole week's worth of work related nastiness. I've found writing to be a good release, that is until writer's block takes hold.

When all else fails, there is smooth jazz. Or a Mel Brooks movie.  Big grin


User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5344 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

It depends on what I'm wound up about.

If I'm wound up with stress I'll go the the shooting range and burn up a box or two. If it's just day to day crap, I'll settle down and read whatever I'm currently reading.



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User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

After spending a lovely day working at the airport with my workmates, checking in pax, playing with planes  cloudnine  ...(yeah I enjoy my job)

Um well to unwind I do what i'm doing now, resting listening to some music with my laptop while reading these forums and looking at pictures here  Wink



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2302 times:



Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 5):
If I'm wound up with stress I'll go the the shooting range and burn up a box or two.

 thumbsup   thumbsup 

Or head to the beach, relax in my chair, take up the sun, sights, and sounds...which is hopefully nothing more than the sound of the gentle waves lapping against the shore.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2280 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
When I lived in the Boston area, I would frequently go on drives to unwind. I'd just follow random windy back roads for miles

Oh we have lots of windy back roads!  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Sometimes a strenuous workout (at the gym...or in bed).
Works for me.


User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2263 times:



Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 9):
Sometimes a strenuous workout (at the gym...or in bed).

Rofl. Although I don't like the sound of the gym, the other option is definitely a good one (tried and tested  Silly)

Apart from that, when I need to relax, I have a glass of milk, listen to music and read. Either one at a time or all together. I used to love writing short creative stories, and am beginning to get back into doing that  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Drink

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Def a Long drive on Bike/Car.
Alternately Just rest  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

1. Playing sports with the kids and coaching . Right now I spend allot of time getting my team ready .. I love it I love all of it. And I love being with my kids ... they are all at a great age for doing all kinds of things. The baseball season is winding down and its time for football baby ! My son starts practice June 1st , so we are running allot working on strength and lateral power work outs. Just seeing them grow up ... grow stronger and listening to their ideas and thoughts is a wonderful experience .

2. Fishing in Mexico ... getting ready for it, last week of May hopefully

3. Girlfriend .. 's....


4. Boxing... Hitting the heavy bag ... it is still the best psychology ever



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9179 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

I listen to music on my computer and sometimes I listen to music courtesy of Youtube. More often than not, I am not very lucky with youtube music. They're extremely strict with those copyright laws!!!

"audio disabled" or "this video has been blocked due to copyright issues, so you're listening to this:..."

whatever...



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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2161 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 14):
They're extremely strict with those copyright laws!!!

They are very strict, a lot of videos have been banned, my YouTube channel is down to one video!!

I like watching stuff on NatGeo if I need to relax, or go on the PC and look up interesting things.



seemyseems
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

Unwinding for me is a spot of gardening or a cycle ride to the beach or (rarely) spotting at AMS.

 Smile



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Sitting in front of the computer, and sometimes playing the guitar. However I also found that driving has a soothing effect on me sometimes, even though I tend to swear at the idiots on the road (e.g. those, who overtake me while on a mountain road, knowing that no overtaking is allowed on a mountain road).

In Hamburg, one thing I wish to resume is my frequent rides through the rapid transit and bus system of the HVV. I used to do that all the time when I was a kid.


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2119 times:

Whilst at university, I usually go down to the badminton courts and play a few games of singles/doubles. Do you have badminton in the US?

During vacation, my friends often arrange 5-a-side football games/tournaments and on the weekends, my time is taken up by cricket.

If the weather is good, I don't mind a hike or scramble. Tryfan in Snowdonia is a particular favourite.

I guess as long as I'm outdoors and active, I'm a happy chappy.

 Smile


User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2101 times:

Get out the laptop, listen to music & surf the net. Work out and play basketball with my friends. Doing anything with my friends, mainly complaining about work.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9772 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 2086 times:
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Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 8):
Oh we have lots of windy back roads!

I'm sure you do way out west, but I prefer them to at least be paved.  duck 

(by the way I got a decent photo of Westover (well, I hope it's decent) from my flight from BOS to LAX today)



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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

I posed this question to a guy at work. Now, you should know, this is one of the meekest, mildest guys you'd ever want to meet. His way of unwinding after a particularly stressful day on the job is to go to our workout room and "Pummel the crap of the heavy bag". To each their own.

Thanks for the feedback, thus far, by the way....


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2051 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 20):
I'm sure you do way out west, but I prefer them to at least be paved.

Hey hey hey, the roads do go all dirt and gravel til you get up in the berkshires or up in the middle of nowhere in Amherst and Heath. Long story, and im still not entirely sure how i got there  tongue 

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 20):
(by the way I got a decent photo of Westover (well, I hope it's decent) from my flight from BOS to LAX today)

Wicked, maybe you saw my house  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19381 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

How many of us here are men?
*97% of A.net raises their hands*
Then we all share at least one "unwinding" activity.  Wink

For me, a good, hard swim workout is my other tactic.


User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I go to the airport....... lol!

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I have a nice cup of tea and sit there thinking about nothing or sort out stuff in a drawer or something like that.

It depends on the thing that has wound me up.


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