Stress- what do you guys do to deal?

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    Yeah, this is really off topic, but this is the off topic board. Lately I've been stressed as all hell, and I'm wondering what you guys do to relieve stress. I can't seam to stop stressing over not having a job and having just moved to a new state. I've applied for jobs and am trying to settle here, but nothing is helping. Any ideas?
     
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    Masturbate, bathe, read, paint, write and all of the above at once :)
     
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    Good lord, being able to do all of those at once would be pretty freaking amazing.
     
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    Typically what I do is play a game where my success in winning is fairly secured.

    I used to work out and run quite a bit in the past.

    I'd suggest drinking, but that is never a good idea when experiencing bad emotions.
     
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    Masturbate, Go for a walk, Chat with fellow forum members, Have coffee with friends and play video games
     
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    Just go out and meet some new people where you've moved to and everything else will generally fall in to place around you being happy where you're at
     
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    That's true.. taking up a sport is always good to meet new people.

    Playing sport for me is a great stress relief
     
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    As said above, exercise makes a big difference, and just getting out and about. I bought a beginner's book on yoga many years ago, and still use the breathing techniques frequently to relieve stress. It's weird, but I can lower my blood pressure significantly in less than five minutes just by using breathing techniques.

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    Same here with the breathing..
     
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    its all very individual on what works.
    For me I need to be alone with a game or two if i want to relax. Masturbate also works but that's not really a good stress reliever for me, i masturbate just cause i have to. :)
    Also taking a short walk thinking about anything and everything works sometimes.
     
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    Sex or martial arts for me.
     
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    I tend to withdraw when I am stressed. I either will try to "loose myself" by watching TV, surfing the net, going to my support groups, chatting on the forum with others. I am also one that if I am feeling really really stressed, I will just take a trip for a night or more to a friends or family members house. Try to remove myself from the stress for awhile, it seems to help me put everything back into perspective. I also take long hot baths, read, take a drive, and either engage in sex with T or masturbate.
     
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    I like to go for a hike by myself in the woods.... I like to find a nice spot and enjoy nature and try to enjoy the simple things. I hope you find something soon. Take anything you can get. Its always easier to find a job when you have one. Also thats when you can become more picky. Not sure what your financial situation is. I will keep my fingers crossed. I think the economy is going to turn soon. Good luck..
     
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    playing a game, exercise, listening to music, laying on the floor, read
     
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    I blast music. Sometimes I'll scribble down how I feel, then draw it carelessly, crumple it up, tear it apart, and stomp on it. All done very angrily. That usually works for me.
     
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    I do spend a lot of time listening to really loud music. But I haven't been able to lately because of my lease agreement pretty much stating that we can't have anything loud. Ever. But this was pretty much the only apartment I could find, so..... ugh. Its just a bit of a clusterfuck, you know?
     
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    I take a camera and photograph anything I think is interesting. I get so caught up in all that's around me, from things as huge and powerful as the river down to the awesomeness of a stamen on a flower.
    Between all the beauty and the science behind the camera keeps my mind off of what's stressing me
    Masturbation doesn't relieve my stress, but sure is fun!

    Kitten sure its stress and not depression?
    Some times they feel the same.
     
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    All of these are great ideas but when its al said in done, find ways to just pamper yourself, you know what works for you.
     
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    punch a pillow