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    Default What to do when Angry?

    I have been getting angry lately. Mostly due to server issues (you can see in the predetory thread) and other things. I think it's time for a break. I usually take a long hot bubble bath (it's a girl thing).

    This business is VERY high pressure. What happens when you get stressed? I say let off some steam right here.

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    Kickboxing is a great way to relieve stress
    Otherwise something as simple as going for a walk usually calms anyone down and clears the mind. I have been tensing up lately due to work and I forgot how nice walks can be for a change.
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    I took up rock climbing this year, and that is one hell of a great way to work off steam, but it's hard to get out for it as much as I'd like to, so:

    Long, hot soaks - definitely! Couldn't live without them! I don't understand shower people at all. lol

    Hobbies are great - the kind where time ceases to exist while you're busy - kinda what Steven King calls finding "the hole in the page". Lately I've become completely addicted to soap making. Going through withdrawal while I await a new shipment of lye .
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    yesterday I was very angry: my credit card was not accepted when I tried to pay for a service, my digg account was closed and I even didn't know the reason, BUT I calmed down, went to a shower, after that I knew what to do

    I wrote to that service which didn't accept my card, and told them what I thought about them.
    I wrote to digg and asked them to explain why they closed my account.
    I think all problems can be solved and I'm tried not to be nervous because the health is more important.

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    Long hot bubble baths are great, I do them often for stress relief. But I think what's helped me most is going to the gym a minimum of 4 days a week. I find when I'm there I forget about everything and it really helps me stay focused the rest of the day.

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    Gym- lots of heavy weights normally exhaust me so much that I cant be aggressive any more.
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    exercise is proven to be a good way to relieve stress.

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    I prefer to drink heavily and fall down a flight of stairs. Usually jostles a brain cell or two.

    Just joking.. I hardly ever drink anymore, but thought (for some reason) that would be funny to say

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    I'd have to agree with rob3786 , a good session in the gym works wonders for me.

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    I don't understand shower people at all. lol
    Heard that Fergie lol. I want to try the soap thing. You've got me curious. I enjoyed making candles. I need a "starter" kit.

    Excercising is good all the way around, especially after sitting at the screen. I don't do that enough but the weather is getting nicer. Walks on the beach collecting sea glass is one of my fave things to do. Reading too. Right now I'm reading the Eragon series. It's a fantasy about dragons and elves etc. It's good reading.

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    I put on the Bose headset and napster to tune everyone and everything out. Music seems to work 95% of the time.

    I also try to count to ten before I reply online and in person when I feel like I'd rather scream loud enough to shake the house. hehehe

    Holding and petting my little furkid also helps to calm me down when he will sit still long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Reading too. Right now I'm reading the Eragon series. It's a fantasy about dragons and elves etc. It's good reading.
    I also like reading especially about a fantasy with dragons and elves

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    Long walks usually do it for me, or keep my self-busy with anything just so I want remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aksana View Post
    I also like reading especially about a fantasy with dragons and elves
    Then you would like these aksana. I recommend them. There is elves and humans and dwarves. It's intricate like lord of the rings but centers around dragons. It has Urgals instead of Orcs. The first book is Eragon. I'm on the 2nd Eldest. Author is Christopher Paolini.


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    Tennis. However if you're not too good, you just end up getting more angry, so, yeah... I'm not sure. Seinfeld re-runs maybe?

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    Indeed, exercise of course, even just a walk to clear the mind.

    However, one time I was so furious at an employer, I put all my energies into designing a website on how to organize into labor unions! It kept me sane - the site still lives and still ranks #1 in all major search engines. It felt great! (Note: the employer was organized into a union and blames me to this day). hehe

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    as it's already been said - music, and exercise. A good run solves just about anything imo, and blaring some of my favorite music can also help

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    Just getting away from the screen and walking around the house. Sit down and watch some TV with my wife, walk out on the deck, take a deep breath and try to remember my Christiananity (usually right before I lose it). The baths are not just a gal thing though, I find it relaxing and it gives me time to collect my thoughts and even gain some new ideas.

    If all else fails, I do what kwblue said, except the falling down part. A stiff drink, break out the karaoke and party!
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    A long drive with no particular destination works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aksana View Post
    I also like reading especially about a fantasy with dragons and elves
    Well, this has nothing to do with releasing stress for me, but I do like dragons. I used to read a lot of that type of fantasy. But now I mostly collect dragons when I'm traveling and see one I like, and I've gotten a number as gifts. I keep them at work and at home, and probably have 20-30 of them now.

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