Author Topic: How Do You Relieve Stress?  (Read 534 times)

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Re: How Do You Relieve Stress?
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2017, 06:34:24 PM »
Oh, i always loved Bob Ross. It's his voice. It does fill me with a sweet, old-fashioned peace. The feeling of childhood Saturday afternoons, warm and sunny with dust floating around in the air.....
And Mr. B, I must thank you for posting this video, I played it and my kids watched in fascination as the painting came to life.  They kept laughing and exclaiming how they could TOTALLY do this! We may have a new thing started around my house.  ;D
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Re: How Do You Relieve Stress?
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2017, 07:08:49 PM »
Yup, we introduced our kids to him last week. They loved it.
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Re: How Do You Relieve Stress?
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2017, 03:02:01 PM »
I preferred the artist who originally taught the technique, Bill Alexander. While some may find Ross to be calming, I always thought there was an element of unintentional humor in Alexander's shows.

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Re: How Do You Relieve Stress?
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2017, 03:28:35 PM »
I'd like to know other people's strategies for relieving stress. Do you exercise? Meditate?  Let it build up inside until you have a full blown meltdown?

I tend to burn out, and it doesn't take much to reach that state these days. It becomes harder to get things done, which only feeds into the cycle.

My advisor has squishy brain shaped toys in his office. I saw those things and felt this incredible urge to get a couple for myself. Since I'm practically always fidgeting with something (one hand on the mouse and another twirling a pen or something while I'm reading), those squishy things look very tempting. :grin: Voodoo dolls would be a close second.

Does anyone know of some interesting ways to de-stress that don't require huge amounts of motivation? What do you do?

I have a gift for you.  I've been working for a while now (still working on it actually, slowly but surely) to start up a consulting business with a focus on occupational health psychology and performance improvement.  One of the services I plan on offering is a workshop on stress management.  As part of the workshop I put together a companion booklet.  Hopefully, it has some good information in it you can use:

Stress Prevention & Mitigation

Thank you Squid! I will definitely read that. :smilenod:

You're quite welcome!  8)

I like your booklet, especially the part on stress prevention (which is probably where I have the most problems).  :thumbsup: Now I just need to put some of it into practice! :smilenod:
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Re: How Do You Relieve Stress?
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2017, 04:00:36 PM »
I don't know, I just can't help feeling frustrated after watching part of those painting videos!  :twitch:
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Re: How Do You Relieve Stress?
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2017, 04:41:10 PM »
I'd like to know other people's strategies for relieving stress. Do you exercise? Meditate?  Let it build up inside until you have a full blown meltdown?

I tend to burn out, and it doesn't take much to reach that state these days. It becomes harder to get things done, which only feeds into the cycle.

My advisor has squishy brain shaped toys in his office. I saw those things and felt this incredible urge to get a couple for myself. Since I'm practically always fidgeting with something (one hand on the mouse and another twirling a pen or something while I'm reading), those squishy things look very tempting. :grin: Voodoo dolls would be a close second.

Does anyone know of some interesting ways to de-stress that don't require huge amounts of motivation? What do you do?

I have a gift for you.  I've been working for a while now (still working on it actually, slowly but surely) to start up a consulting business with a focus on occupational health psychology and performance improvement.  One of the services I plan on offering is a workshop on stress management.  As part of the workshop I put together a companion booklet.  Hopefully, it has some good information in it you can use:

Stress Prevention & Mitigation

Thank you Squid! I will definitely read that. :smilenod:

You're quite welcome!  8)

I like your booklet, especially the part on stress prevention (which is probably where I have the most problems).  :thumbsup: Now I just need to put some of it into practice! :smilenod:

I'm glad you found it useful  :thumbsup: