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Subject: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/20/08 at 4:02 pm

How do you stay calm in our stressed out world?  Life can be pretty frenzied & overwhelming. Problems come up out of nowhere. We have bills to pay, gas prices are scary, relationship problems, family members & friends get sick & we feel helpless or we have health issues of our own . Our jobs can be stressful, or we worry about getting a job/career. Being a student in school can be a heavy load. I try to be a good spouse, parent, friend, employee, student, & inthe00s board member, but I make mistakes, we all screw up, or other people do & it hurts us. In our daily lives, so many things weigh us down & make us weary.
Yet somehow, we make it through. What do you do, what techniques can you share that help you find a sense of peace or calmness to relieve some of your burdens.  8)
 


Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/20/08 at 4:47 pm

here's one way to deal with it.  just go to gibbos The Positive Feeling Thread  http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=33479.0

shameless plug for my pal  8)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/20/08 at 4:48 pm

I go home and relax,Play with my Playstation because customers over at Pathmark can really stress me out. :P

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/20/08 at 4:51 pm


I go home and relax,Play with my Playstation because customers over at Pathmark can really stress me out. :P
those are good escapes from the daily grind Howard

listening to music provides me temporary relief and calmness

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/20/08 at 4:53 pm


those are good escapes from the daily grind Howard

listening to music provides me temporary relief and calmness



I love music myself.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/20/08 at 4:56 pm



I love music myself.
do you play any musical instruments?  for some people, that is a stress reliever

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/20/08 at 4:58 pm


do you play any musical instruments?  for some people, that is a stress reliever



I used to play a musical organ,It was a Yamaha.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/20/08 at 4:59 pm



I used to play a musical organ,It was a Yamaha.
my daughter has one in her room. I used to play one when I was younger. now I just listen  :)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/20/08 at 5:00 pm


my daughter has one in her room. I used to play one when I was younger. now I just listen  :)


Was it a Yamaha?

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/20/08 at 5:01 pm


Was it a Yamaha?
I think it was  ???  I just checked and it's a Casio

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/20/08 at 5:06 pm


I think it was  ???   I just checked and it's a Casio


Oh that's nice I love those organs.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Step-chan on 07/20/08 at 6:57 pm

Playing guitar is one way I blow off steam, among other things like gaming and music.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/20/08 at 9:57 pm

talking to a dear friend, writing, taking a walk, crying, listening to music, taking a hot bath.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/08 at 10:50 pm


Play with my Playstation


Is that slang for something else? :P :D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/20/08 at 11:11 pm


Is that slang for something else? :P :D



LMFAO!!! ;D :D

So that's what they're calling it nowadays?!! ;)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: wildcard on 07/20/08 at 11:56 pm

Sing, play my harmonica, Go in my garden, eat chocolate, taking a bus ride somewhere else or walking  to some nearby stores. 

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: nally on 07/21/08 at 12:01 am

In such situations...

Sometimes I just turn on the radio and listen to music... or turn on the TV and go to Music Choice. Other times I feel like taking a walk...but mostly I like to just stay home and relax...with the dog.


eat chocolate,

I like to do that too :)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/21/08 at 3:22 am


Sing, play my harmonica, Go in my garden, eat chocolate, taking a bus ride somewhere else or walking  to some nearby stores. 
I was wondering when someone was gonna say Chocolate!

I know for a lot of people, physical exercise/working out gets the endorphins up and that can make you feel better.  I like to put on my headphones and crank up the Rock really loud and visualize being at a concert. My main source is reading my favorite bible verses that seem to help me handle stress & pressure and it seems to help me lead a fairly peaceful life.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Gis on 07/21/08 at 3:24 am

Music, read or listen to audio books, gardening helps a lot. I just potter around in my garden and chill out.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/21/08 at 3:26 am


Music, read or listen to audio books, gardening helps a lot. I just potter around in my garden and chill out.
I agree that gardening is very therapeutic and rewarding when it looks good after your time and efforts

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/21/08 at 5:49 am


Is that slang for something else? :P :D


No,It's not,get your mind out the gutter. ::)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: KKay on 07/21/08 at 8:08 am

denial works.

take the dog to the beach.. i find when i get back to nature, the material things don't matter much to me.  it's a big help.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Tia on 07/21/08 at 10:55 am


How do you stay calm in our stressed out world?   
i don't. i continually freak out.  :o

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Jessica on 07/21/08 at 11:04 am

Alcohol.



































:D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Tia on 07/21/08 at 11:09 am

right. and alcohol.









































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Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/21/08 at 11:59 am

When I get overly stressed, I get a bottle of Spumonti and turn on music. The kind of music depends of my kind of mood. If I am angry-I play angry music (like Meatloaf's "Life is a Lemon") or if I am depressed, I play sad music (like Madonna's "You'll See") etc. etc. And I will constantly jump from one genre to another. And I usually go all over the place in terms of the music I will listen to. My biggest problem is deciding what to play next. And yes, the Spumonti tastes SOOOOOOO good with all types of music.



Cat

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: thereshegoes on 07/21/08 at 1:25 pm

I dream...asleep and awake :)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Paul on 07/21/08 at 1:43 pm

I normally 'unwind' by plotting slow, painful demises to my sworn enemies...








...failing that, a spot of gardening!

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/21/08 at 1:53 pm


Is that slang for something else? :P :D


ROFL!  ;D


The best way for me to handle stress is listening to music or sneaking away by myself for a little while and maybe going shopping... :)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/21/08 at 4:41 pm

I punch a pillow.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: whistledog on 07/21/08 at 7:30 pm


I punch a pillow.


Is that slang for ... ah never mind :D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Tia on 07/21/08 at 8:31 pm


Is that slang for ... ah never mind :D
haha one could keep going with this.  :D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: whistledog on 07/21/08 at 9:09 pm


haha one could keep going with this.  :D


Howard makes it too easy ;D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/21/08 at 9:41 pm


haha one could keep going with this.  :D
;D  one can only hope so.    when I created this thread asking for techniques or things help to get calm or peace, I forgot to consider certain members techniques  :o

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Davester on 07/21/08 at 9:44 pm


How do you stay calm in our stressed out world?   Life can be pretty frenzied & overwhelming. Problems come up out of nowhere. We have bills to pay, gas prices are scary, relationship problems, family members & friends get sick & we feel helpless or we have health issues of our own . Our jobs can be stressful, or we worry about getting a job/career. Being a student in school can be a heavy load. I try to be a good spouse, parent, friend, employee, student, & inthe00s board member, but I make mistakes, we all screw up, or other people do & it hurts us. In our daily lives, so many things weigh us down & make us weary.
Yet somehow, we make it through. What do you do, what techniques can you share that help you find a sense of peace or calmness to relieve some of your burdens.   8)
 


  Worrying is a waste.  I have a bad habit of simply ignoring problems and then hoping I die before they catch up with me...

  Nothing you can do about the pressures.  You knowthat already.  I know that when I'm stressed-out the worst I'm usually tired and cranky.  I find it helps to do one of two things (or both) to help soothe a troubled soul...

  1.  Take a shower...
  2.  Take a nap...

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/21/08 at 9:50 pm

shower is a good one especially when I'm a might "stronger" that I ought to be . I know when I'm done I feel very relaxed. I really need to get my hot tub going because sitting in that thing for 30-60 minutes is the best

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Davester on 07/21/08 at 9:58 pm


shower is a good one especially when I'm a might "stronger" that I ought to be . I know when I'm done I feel very relaxed. I really need to get my hot tub going because sitting in that thing for 30-60 minutes is the best


  I'm not talking a shower to cleanse your body, but a shower to cleanse your psyche and watch your troubles, temporarily, run down the drain...

  Probably cheaper than yoga lessons... ???

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/21/08 at 10:02 pm


   I'm not talking a shower to cleanse your body, but a shower to cleanse your psyche and watch your troubles, temporarily, run down the drain...

   Probably cheaper than yoga lessons... ???
I hear ya, just pretty much just stand under the hot water and let it do it's work. it's good therapy

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: whistledog on 07/21/08 at 10:35 pm


;D  one can only hope so.    when I created this thread asking for techniques or things help to get calm or peace, I forgot to consider certain members techniques  :o




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Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/21/08 at 10:52 pm




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omg! Howard's dream...  a sex guru  :D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Midas on 07/21/08 at 10:56 pm

As long as I can get up every morning and make it home in one piece, have a roof over my head and food to eat, I don't worry about much else...money every once in awhile but I've been through worse times.

Sleep is good too.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/21/08 at 11:18 pm


   I'm not talking a shower to cleanse your body, but a shower to cleanse your psyche and watch your troubles, temporarily, run down the drain...

   Probably cheaper than yoga lessons... ???


I love to cry in the shower....let the tears run down the drain with the water.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/21/08 at 11:47 pm


Yet somehow, we make it through. What do you do, what techniques can you share that help you find a sense of peace or calmness to relieve some of your burdens.  8)


When in trouble or in doubt,
I play DEFCON to chill out.

Single-player, real-time (aka "office") mode, with the only light in the room coming from the big monitor.  The pace of the game is slow enough that you can do Real Work (by which I mean "reading all the usual blogs and message boards" :) on the laptop with the brightness turned low, and let the original largely-ambient soundtrack and the pretty glowy visuals work their relaxing magic.  An evening spent watching your homeworld get turned into a planet-sized lava lamp never fails to bring back a sense of perspective:  no matter how bad it is, it can almost always get worse. 

The other way to use games to relax is to find a game that's sufficiently engrossing that it takes up your entire brain's processing capacity.  Fast-paced abstract shooting games like the original 80s Tempest and Robotron:2084 are great for inducing that "in the zone" feeling.  Tetris at its highest levels can also be a handy way to induce the effect; no matter what blocks it throws at you, you get into a mode where you can take anything the machine dishes out.  Anyways, when I'm using those kinds of games to relax, I'm after that feeling.  Works best in rhythmic/repetitive games where you've gotta make at least 2-3 decisions per second or faster, and when you're playing exactly at your skill level; the game is never easy, but it's never frustrating either.  Hard to describe in word, but anyone who's ever played a game of this sort (or who has played sports at a high proficiency level) knows what I'm talking about.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/22/08 at 12:11 am

Listening to music
Hot bath
Petting my cats (no that's not slang for...  :-X )  ;D

and pretty much playing ostrich and either going for a drive in the country roads late at night, or posting on message board, or playing any number of games online.

Once in awhile I'll even attempt to talk with my beloved, and it sometimes helps.  Imagine that?  :D  ;)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/22/08 at 12:38 am


When in trouble or in doubt,
I play DEFCON to chill out.

Single-player, real-time (aka "office") mode, with the only light in the room coming from the big monitor.  The pace of the game is slow enough that you can do Real Work (by which I mean "reading all the usual blogs and message boards" :) on the laptop with the brightness turned low, and let the original largely-ambient soundtrack and the pretty glowy visuals work their relaxing magic.  An evening spent watching your homeworld get turned into a planet-sized lava lamp never fails to bring back a sense of perspective:  no matter how bad it is, it can almost always get worse. 

The other way to use games to relax is to find a game that's sufficiently engrossing that it takes up your entire brain's processing capacity.  Fast-paced abstract shooting games like the original 80s Tempest and Robotron:2084 are great for inducing that "in the zone" feeling.  Tetris at its highest levels can also be a handy way to induce the effect; no matter what blocks it throws at you, you get into a mode where you can take anything the machine dishes out.  Anyways, when I'm using those kinds of games to relax, I'm after that feeling.  Works best in rhythmic/repetitive games where you've gotta make at least 2-3 decisions per second or faster, and when you're playing exactly at your skill level; the game is never easy, but it's never frustrating either.  Hard to describe in word, but anyone who's ever played a game of this sort (or who has played sports at a high proficiency level) knows what I'm talking about.
It's Global Thermonuclear War, and nobody wins.
But maybe - just maybe - you can lose the least.            how cool is that  8)    that sounds awesome. So this is definitely a unique form of relaxation. I like it

I've seen youtube vids of the nuclear strikes on video games and I'm sure I would get addicted if I started. my friend at work is a former marine and he's really into flight simulators on his computer.



Petting my cats (no that's not slang for...  :-X )  ;D

oooohh Patty  http://bestsmileys.com/blushing/6.gif

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Gis on 07/22/08 at 1:07 am

Patty you've shocked Mike! Now that's something that doesn't happen every day.  ;D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/22/08 at 1:37 am


Patty you've shocked Mike! Now that's something that doesn't happen every day.  ;D
you got that right, it's hard to shock me and she did it, and she made me laugh at the same time  8)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/22/08 at 1:48 am


Patty you've shocked Mike! Now that's something that doesn't happen every day.  ;D

you got that right, it's hard to shock me and she did it, and she made me laugh at the same time  8)


lol All in a day's work.  I was just playing on Jason's teasing Howard that everything he says equates to er...some other acitivity which shall remain nameless. 

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/22/08 at 1:51 am


lol All in a day's work.  I was just playing on Jason's teasing Howard that everything he says equates to er...some other acitivity which shall remain nameless. 
yup, you did your job well today. and yes, Jason was having fun with that.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/22/08 at 8:08 am


lol All in a day's work.  I was just playing on Jason's teasing Howard that everything he says equates to er...some other acitivity which shall remain nameless. 



um... dry humping?  ??? ;)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/22/08 at 8:10 am




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#1 Best Seller at your local book store. O0  ;D ;)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/22/08 at 8:11 am


omg! Howard's dream...  a sex guru   :D


How much does it pay?

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Step-chan on 07/22/08 at 5:05 pm




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Aiyah!

:D ;D ;) :D ;D ;)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: NullandVoid on 07/22/08 at 7:25 pm

I practice on my guitar...it's impossible for me to play music and stay mad for long.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/23/08 at 6:57 am

Sometimes I curse when I get home.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Step-chan on 07/23/08 at 4:28 pm


I practice on my guitar...it's impossible for me to play music and stay mad for long.


I need to practice alittle more often(mainly to get better at a few trickier songs).

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/23/08 at 9:30 pm

I take a nap or I eat some comfort food.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/25/08 at 1:00 am


It's Global Thermonuclear War, and nobody wins.
But maybe - just maybe - you can lose the least.            how cool is that  8)


What can I say, I was an 80s kid. 

I grew up with the idea of the NORAD screens from the movie War Games not only as my vision of how the world would end... but also as the highest-stakes video game imaginable :)

And I'd just finished reading this interview with the people (both real-world hackers and movie folks) who were behind the movie.

20+ years later, the movie still resonates.  Wouldn't we all prefer a good game of chess...

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/25/08 at 1:15 am


What can I say, I was an 80s kid. 

I grew up with the idea of the NORAD screens from the movie War Games not only as my vision of how the world would end... but also as the highest-stakes video game imaginable :)

And I'd just finished reading this interview with the people (both real-world hackers and movie folks) who were behind the movie.

20+ years later, the movie still resonates.  Wouldn't we all prefer a good game of chess...
if you ever change your name, pick Professor Falken or WOPR  ::)  that movie was on about 2 weeks ago and of course we watched it. I think I have a couple of books somewhere on nuclear war weaponery. For a short period in my life I was facinated by "end times" books and this one book I have Arming For Armageddon described the many types of nukes and their capabilities. I've never played the video games but like I said, I've seen some of the Youtube clips and the nuke strikes are awesome with the sound effects of the blast.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/25/08 at 1:49 am


When in trouble or in doubt,
I play DEFCON to chill out.



Hubby plays that too on occasion.  Also some kind of submarine game, Silent Hunter 4 (by Ubisoft).  It's got really good graphics (I like the look of the ocean.)  It's almost like being there (well, except for the smell... maybe I'll put a dead fish under my chair for realism.)


To chill out I watch videos on my computer, something either fun (like The Muppet Show) or something that reminds me how good my life really is (like Oliver!).  ;D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/25/08 at 2:25 am


To chill out I watch videos on my computer, something either fun (like The Muppet Show)
sometimes watching something light like that is a nice break away from the crazy stuff that's always on

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/25/08 at 6:16 am

To chill out I watch videos on my computer, something either fun (like The Muppet Show) or something that reminds me how good my life really is (like Oliver!).

I used to watch Sesame Street. ;D   

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Tia on 07/25/08 at 9:59 am

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Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Tia on 07/25/08 at 10:00 am


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in event of nuclear war, clearly, girls = live, boys = die

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: thereshegoes on 07/25/08 at 10:55 am


in event of nuclear war, clearly, girls = live, boys = die


Like it should be ;)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/25/08 at 12:27 pm


Like it should be ;)
only chicks like this will  survive http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9G_bDqcDIpI8_wAGf6jzbkF/SIG=123ifvul7/EXP=1217093148/**http%3A//www.kmf.org.pl/fx/link/t2/aktorzy/03.jpg

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/25/08 at 5:56 pm

Save the Chicks! ;D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/25/08 at 10:06 pm

I read or listen to music.  Sometimes (weather permitting) I sit out in the back yard and stare into space.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/26/08 at 7:52 am

I go home after a long day at work and relax,put on the A/C and watch some TV.

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/27/08 at 8:08 pm

80's cartoons on you tube. :)

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/28/08 at 6:11 am


80's cartoons on you tube. :)


80s ANYTHING on youtube.  ;)  :D

Subject: Re: Easy Livin' Under Pressure

Written By: Howard on 07/28/08 at 7:22 am


80s ANYTHING on youtube.  ;)  :D


Just yesterday I was listening to an 80's one hit wonder by Gary Byrd And the GB Experience on Youtube "The Crown" (1983).

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