HOW DO YOU DE-STRESS?

Please send tips. I'm feeling overwhelmed!
  1. I'm out sweeping leaves to see if that will help me calm down!
  2. listening to podcasts, writing down (in a list!) all of my worries, drinking more water, breathing techniques, playing music (or any hobby/creative thing you enjoy), beer, talking to friends about what stresses you out (over beer??)
    Suggested by   @jamiek
  3. Eat something with a lot of melted cheese on it.
    Suggested by   @stars
  4. Go-tos: walk, wine, bath, call Mom
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  5. Talk to a friend, eat Indian food, smoke a lil somethin somethin sometimes, lay down and close my eyes even if it's not sleeping, watch/read something with good nostalgia (I've been watching Harry Potter this week for that reason)
    Suggested by   @ErinFlaherty
  6. Make a big kettle of mint rose tea. Consume slowly while working crossword puzzles.
    Suggested by   @emily_elizabeth
  7. Yoga, write, go outside, hydrate, watch Pirates of the Caribbean.
    Suggested by   @reusse
  8. Blast great music and clean the house! Fixing the chaos in my surroundings is easier than trying to do the same in my head and it helps a lot!
    Suggested by   @alissamaynot
  9. 1) exercise - burn off all the extra energy and thoughts with some interval training or running 2) yoga & mindfulness
    Suggested by   @aminam
  10. 1.) take a deep breath 2.) laugh at my dumb problems 3.) Watch LOTR 4.) call MA MAHM
    Suggested by   @marymurphy
  11. 1) Lie flat on your back and - from your toes up - imagine each muscle and bone inflate like a balloon on an inhale, then flatten completely on an exhale until your entire body is an empty balloon. Stay there a few minutes, then wiggle your toes, feet, legs, etc., and stretch/make a noise like a cat.
    Suggested by   @saytrumbo
  12. 2) bourbon OR weed
    Suggested by   @saytrumbo
  13. 3) put on 99 Red Balloons (but in German, which I won't try to spell) and dance in a manner than can only be described as "going full retard." If you're out of breath at the end, you did it right. Best when practiced after 1) and 2).
    Suggested by   @saytrumbo
  14. Long hot shower with the lights dimmed, clean pjs, cup of herbal tea then straight to bed. Bonus if you put fresh, clean sheets on the bed first.
    Suggested by   @ohwowawesome
  15. West Wing, ice cream and 🍷
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire