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#1 Keil

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:01 PM

I am curious.

 

How do you relax without drugs and electronics? When I say no drugs, I mean you can't use the things you find in a drug store like pills and syrups, but you can still get the pharmacological effects from the natural sources of those drugs. For example: using certain willow bark to experience the effects of aspirin. When I say no electronics, I mean the electronics cannot be the source of your enjoyment and pleasure. For example, you can use a table lamp to read a hard copy book, but you cannot use a tablet, phone, or computer to read an electronic copy of that book or watch videos. 

 

So, how do you do it?

 

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#2 Neoquest

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

I hike a lot. Hiking is fun and relaxing.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

I actually love mediation and yoga when my body isn't hurting too much. And I've found my physical therapy has been really relaxing for me. Alternatively, I love to lay on a cold floor and just close my eyes for a bit.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

I sometime stare at the wall while sit down, without feeling anything for some hours. I guess no feeling is akin to no stress.



#5 HiMyNameIsNick

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:14 AM

ASMR. I'm addicted to whispered ASMR videos.

 

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Gym, I love working out.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:53 AM

I run a very long way

#7 Swar

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:00 AM

Sleep. It's not very effective though. I've been way too stressed lately :/



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:50 AM

Masturbation, though that is usually aided by electronics. If you want to be strict about the "no electronics" rule, I do some meditation as well. I'm a bit slack at that honestly but I try to do some every day I go to work / have an engagement or something.

 

Otherwise, a majority of my "relaxation" time is pretty much facilitated by electronics, whether via phone, laptop, or gaming devices. My lifestyle is also very stay-at-home at this point in my life, perhaps contributing to that.

 

I should go out more I guess.



#9 Karla

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:32 AM

Walking and/or sleeping. Nothing else seems to work for me ATM ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

I usually write or draw. Usually use my laptop for that but if I don't have access I'll use paper



#11 Coops

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:49 AM

I run a very long way

This used to be my go-to. Running is so relaxing for me. I can't do it anymore tho. 



#12 Swim

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

-jogging whenever the weather is nice

-swimming

-just reading an old book

-quick stretching/yoga

-play piano

-taking a nice long shower



#13 Kakashi

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:33 PM

drugs. wait thats not allowed.

electronics. wait, damn..

hmmm

pet my cat then i guess



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:42 PM

Cooking.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

drugs. wait thats not allowed.

electronics. wait, damn..

hmmm

pet my cat then i guess

Cat pets are pretty essential to life. Especially when they are purry and shit. /ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\



#16 ortin

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:24 PM

Not cello.

No electronics? That really cuts down on the things I do :/



#17 DonValentino

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:33 PM

No electronics? That really cuts down on the things I do :/

Same for me but the other one :/



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

I hike a lot. Hiking is fun and relaxing.

Yes! I love hiking!

 

I also go to the gym, run, and masturbate. 



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:48 PM

I like climbing or any other way of expelling excess energy (in a non-violent matter).

 

Eventually I think I'll enjoy reading for pleasure as a way to relax but I'm still easing myself into that hobby



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:54 PM

I read classic fiction books.



#21 HiMyNameIsNick

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:58 PM

Cooking.

 

 

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#22 Poh

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:36 AM

I don't really destress without the help of electronics (I just watch shows to take my mind off things) but I've been kinda stressed lately so I just wanna say thank you for this thread and I'll definitely take some of these suggestions. T__T



#23 Lucy

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:18 AM

Going for a walk with or without doggo. Especially if the air is nice and cool and there's a slight breeze.

Have a nap in the sun. Although that relaxes me too much and I'm super groggy and spaced out for the rest of the day.

Sex.



#24 Kraehe

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

Sleep lets me disconnect from the world for a little while.  :sleep: I also like to bake, particularly because I crave for sweet food when I'm stressed. 

 

Recently, I got a fidget cube. It's fun and relaxing to use. ^_^ 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

Read.
Hike/walk.
Cook.
Garden.
Clean.


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