What do you do for stress relief?

November 9, 2009

I saw this report on Lifehacker and thought it was pretty interesting. Some of these results are actually a bit surprising.


The majority of people polled for the past two years claim that music is their number one stress reliever. I fall into that same group but I actually combine the top two! When I need a stress buster, I put on my iPod and head out the door for a walk or a bike ride.  I always feel better when I return home after a good five mile walk and some great music! I'm surprised that meditation and yoga fall so low in the survey. Yoga is another great stress buster for me.

Where do you fall on the stress scale? What do you do to relieve stress?


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3 Comments so far

  1. Posted by Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    November 9, 20095:04 pm

    Hmmm that is a tough one – I would say I have a few… Work out / Glass or bottle of wine / retail therapy always helps!!

  2. Posted by Piers Cross

    November 10, 20097:16 am

    I meditate, do yoga, affirmations, exercise, walking, martial arts, paint, sing, dance, do breathing techniques, listen to inspiring music, talk with my wife, smile, laugh…

    I do listen to music but it has to be really inspiring music – I used to listen to grunge as a teen and realize now that I was just adding to my stress levels!

    Be well,


  3. Posted by grace

    November 12, 20097:29 am

    i can’t believe eat isn’t higher on the list. it doesn’t have to be something completely decadent like chocolate torte or even ice cream, but i just feel better when there’s food in my belly!
    .-= grace´s last blog post … apple of my eye* =-.

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