posted by Sally
I am off to spend a few days at the beach chilling out after a hectic few weeks and before I head off for Summer School…
So with that in mind this weeks questions are looking at how you deal with the stress monster!!!???
1. First, and before we start busting stress, what causes you the most stress, is it big things or the small stuff ? I tend to reserve stress reactions for big stuff like parishioners who say I’m not Christian or bouncing a check to the church or no hot water for the shower or non-existent toilet paper.
2. Exercise or chocolate for stress busting ( or maybe something else) ? Well, until a few short weeks ago, chocolate was the immediate response but since my body has decided not to handle sugar appropriate to that response I guess I’m learning the exercise one … or maybe I’ll just go to bed and hide under the covers with a book.
3.What is your favourite music to chill out to? Mendelssohn, Schubert (especially the Unfinished Symphony), Beethoven, or Def Leppard (Pyromania), Pink Floyd (The Wall), and for the cool down: Eagles
4. Where do you go to chill? Mostly likely, my bedroom or on the computer which could be in my bedroom but might also be elsewhere
5. Extrovert or introvert, do you relax at a party, or do you prefer a solitary walk? Extrovert all the way! I’m the one that wants to go get something to eat with a group of folks after the party. I’m the one that wants to go somewhere after the movie to talk about it. And most of the time, I hate going home to an empty house.
Bonus- share your favourite stress busting tip! My favorite is really going to the batting cages or pickup basketball but my body ruled that out a long time ago. A massage is a great idea for recovery but when I’m very stressed a massage just emphasizes the tension held in my body instead of releasing it.