Favorite ways to relieve stress ............

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    During the day when I'm at school:
    Lotion, perfume, music, or even smelling a candle that's not lit!

    Evening: Shower, exercise, watch a funny show, eat foods that I crave like Thai or Tandoori! :)
    What are your favorite ways to unwind or get energy?
     
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    At school: a piece of candy, a glass of ice tea (out of sight)

    At home: exercising, shower, watching TV (in that order!)
     
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    At home: Internet, video games, tv, manga, anime

    At school: Chit-chat, a warm lunch. :)
     
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    Bubble bath-- all the way!
     
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    School - Diet soda.

    Home - Take the dogs on the long walk.
     
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    Well, I have some Vodka in my freezer right now...:p Actually this is the first time I have had alcohol in my house in over 5 years (a visiting friend bought it).

    I usually relax on AtoZ and Facebooking my friends.
     
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    School- take a break and read a mystery novel.
    Home- go swimming at YMCA. Cuddle my three cats.
     
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    School: I like lotion also. Something with a floral smell.
    I also have some girls (I'm looping.) who love to rub my back.
    I love to put on music, too - praise and worship songs.
    Chocolate!

    Home: Same things with hubby or son rubbing back.
    Going out to eat
    This-chatting on here.
    Watching MASH, Little House, Waltons and Food Network
    Calling a friend

    GREAT thread Tennis Player!!!
     
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    I love relaxing and relieving stress by...

    reading
    taking a long shower
    watching foodnetwork
    going out to eat (unless money is part of the stress!)
    snuggling with the boyfriend
    chitchatting with mom or friends
    reading postsecret online
     
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    School - OMG I have like no time for stress relief! I guess chatting up with my coworkers at the teacher's lounge during lunch!

    Home - Warm cup of Starbucks coffee, watching tv (Grey's and Lost), spending time with my boyfriend, paintballing, video games, and browsing teacher websites!
     
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    Paintballing for me. It is fun to play with my students. A cool side effect is that when I have played in the past with students who were behavior problems their behavior in class got a lot better after we played together.
     
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    :)
     
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    school- starbucks run doing lunch!

    home- vegging out in front of the tv, intense cardio session, going to bed early without feeling guilty about it bc there is still a ton of stuff to be done!
     
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    School - talking to my co-workers, playing music

    Home - going out to eat, especially places by the beach; some how the ocean seems to calm things down.
     
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    school...hot tea!

    home...a bubbble bath with a good book!
     
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    school: enjoying that first 5 minutes after the students have been dismissed....you know the quiet, peaceful, wonderful 5 minutes I'm talking about :D and a quick Sonic run :D (btw: I'm extremely envious of those of you who can make a starbucks run during the day!)

    home: driving home with no sound (i.e. radio, etc...), mindless reality television, and a once a month massage!
     
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    scream, holler, yell, have a stomping fit. LOL

    At home, a nice hot bath or getting on message boards. I can get lost in them like people get lost in a good book.

    At school, go to a friend and vent until I can think rationally... lol.
     
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    At home: Shopping or listening to music

    At school: Eating a piece (or two) of candy
     
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    At school: talking to co-workers, just sitting in my room with the lights off

    At home: vegging out on the couch, wrapped up in a nice blanket and watching all the shows I've dvr'd.
     
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    At school - I go in very early (almost two hours early - my husband and I carpool to school) and make coffee, read the newspaper headlines, check my email and make my daily to do list and drink a cup of coffee before I get started. This helps me relax and acclimate to my day. I have found that since I have started doing this, I am so much more relaxed and prepared. I still have plenty of time to prep for the day and the week.
    If I am especially stressed, I spend five or 10 minutes during lunch doing a Sudoku or word search - it helps me focus!

    At home - I walk, watch the food network, play with my son, or check out some of my favorite blogs online.
     
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    School: Plan out my day in detail, with a to-do list, deep breaths, cold water at hand, and soft music playing in background throughout the day.

    After school: Gym for an hour or so, good dinner, tv with Hubby and dog... Pick out clothes for the next day and have them hanging up, ready to go.

    I am usually a stress-free person and I believe the things mentioned above are why! :)
     
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    After the kids leave I shut the lights off and sit in my rocker and doze off for a few minutes. If I am really tense I pull out my Aromatherapy Remedies for Headaches and rub it into my temples. The smell of mint helps me relax. Oh and then I grab a piece of chocolate.

    At home I do much like you, but I pop in a romance movie....this summer I got hooked on Christy. :D
     
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    School--listen to relaxing music, a piece of chocolate, vent to a co-worker, stretches

    Home--read a book, take a bubble bath, go for a walk, glass of wine
     
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    School-jazz music, turn off the lights, and coffee

    Home-read, tv, hot tea, wine
     
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    One thing that helps me get through my day is receiving a gift from my secret pal. You never know when you are going to get one, but when you do, it really brightens your day!
     
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    At school: talk with my co workers, walk around the building, lotion
    At home: knit,read Bible,walk in woods in back yard, glass of wine or a beer, cuddle with hubby, watch my favorite programs.:)
     
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    I like to run. I also like to sit and color, be it a coloring book or something to make an activity for work. Also, I like to walk around my neighborhood or watch Grey's Anatomy. Sometimes I like a nice shower or to sing music- or go out with friends for some good old Margies Ice Cream. http://chicagoist.com/2004/06/16/a_closer_look_at_margies_candies.php
     
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    quiet time

    At home a long hard cry and total piece and quiet.
     

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