Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday Five: Stress Busters


I am completely goofing off on this Friday morning, but my work is caught up, so I don't feel too bad. And I haven't had a chance to do a a Friday Five for awhile, so here goes...

Sally says: 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 ? For me, it's the little things when they start to pile up on each other. You know, like the other day when my son got pink eye, my only clean shirt lost a button, I fell going down the front steps at work and spilled out all the contents of my work bag, I lost three progress notes from visiting patients, and got some not so great health news. Okay, that last one isn't so small, but I could have handled it better without all the piddly stuff on top of it!

2. Exercise or chocolate for stress busting ( or maybe something else) ? Okay, I really want to say exercise because it is good for busting stress, but I must admit that I more often reach for the chocolate. A better plan would be exercise first and then eat lots of chocolate!

3.What is your favourite music to chill out to? It depends on if I want to relax or expend some nervous energy. For the latter, I pull out some of my 80's CDs from High School! For relaxation, I like this nice mix tape (remember those?) that my husband made me many years ago.

4. Where do you go to chill? Bubble bath, baby!

5. Extrovert or introvert, do you relax at a party, or do you prefer a solitary walk? Introvert. Parties are so not relaxing to me. I need alone time to wind down.

Bonus- share your favourite stress busting tip! That would have to be a funny movie. I'm really craving one right now. Anyone seen anything good lately?

8 comments:

Towanda said...

Two funny movie recommendations: Ratatouille, and Hairspray. Great fun, both!

Deb said...

I second HairSpray. Absolutely a good laugh... :)

And I know the chocolate is bad for me, but.... oh well... At least I am gorging on a SMALL bag of peanut M&Ms...

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cpclergymama said...

Mix Tapes! I remember mix tapes! Great play

Mary Beth said...

woo, 80's music! outstanding!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

80's CDs? mix tapes? you are my kind a gal! I'm kinda hoping to go see Bourne Supremacy... not funny but stars Matt Damon and that's all the stress relief I need.

revhipchick said...

i just made my hubby a mix cd for our 10th anniversary: hit songs now and then. not super exciting but we had fun listening to it.

you're in my prayers, big hugs!

oh yeah, great play!
jackass movies are great for a laugh and some favorites at our house are Rat Race and Mystery Men (the latter is my fav and the other is joel's, we both die laughing--mostly--at the jackass movies. sad to say but it often reminds me of some of my high school friends and my dad!)

{{{iris}}}

Diane said...

funny movie... hmmm... well, Ratatouille is great, but sometimes the old ones are the best! I like Some Like it Hot...old screwball comedies like It Happened One Night, and Bringing up Baby...
Laughing until you cry and your sides heart is a sure stress buster

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by, and I had just posted another snippet before reading your comment. I'm sorry to hear about your not-so-good health news. I agree that Hairspray is wonderful laugh!