When I'm stressed, I like to get in my car and drive with no destination in mind with the radio turned up. I sing along to some familiar songs and kinda "unwind". Although this is an awesome stress reliever, it can get expensive depending on your stress level.
Ilean said Jul 21, 2016 09:01:31
Yoga is a great choice. I'm not into yoga, though. I find music actually helps me to reduce stress. I sing along with some noisy songs, shout my heart out, and I usually feel better like that. Driving or doing other kind of physical activity in a bad mood can be dangerous, so I try to avoid them.
cw33 said Jul 30, 2016 14:34:39
I do meditations to reduce stress. Recently I bought some coloring books. I believe coloring can reduce stress, too. I haven't started yet. I want to find a time that I can sit down for a couple of hours so that I can concentrate on coloring.
I tend to suffer from insomnia, so my nighttime ritual is really geared towards preparing my body for sleep. Because I have kids, I begin winding down the whole family usually right after dinner, so starting at about 7PM the lights start getting dimmed. We focus on more quiet activities like reading, doing puzzles, or watching tv with lowered volume. Everyone takes showers before bed. After showers, everyone gets their pajamas on, including my husband and I. The kids have a 9PM bedtime during school and a 10PM bedtime during summer. I prefer to be in bed by 10PM myself. I will usually read, watch a little tv, or play a game of Solitaire or Mahjong on my tablet. I try to be asleep no later than 11:00.
When I want to reduce stress, I like to get romantic, if you know what I mean. I find that intimate, physical contact really helps to reduce stress and can be very relaxing. Plus, I really enjoy the endorphin release. My wife doesn't complain, either.