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[–] HangedCole 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or boxing. It's good stuff to vent out when you're frustrated by punching because some of us really think punching solves a lot of things.

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[–] mrvagabond 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Alternatively, going for a run or a long bike ride also helps clear your head. Any phyical hobby you can get into and do after work will focus you on something other than what's been on your mind all day.

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[–] DudeDude [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I hear you. I am going to try and get back into jogging. In some ways I envi octopods for their lack of a spine (literally now) as mine gives me a lot of trouble in the lifting dept. Made that same old mistake many times. HIPS!

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[–] Doctornightmares 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

College and work are similar, I suppose. My trick is to take a nice, hot shower after everything's out of the way. I don't stand in the shower, I sit and mediate on the ground like you would see monks doing in movies. The rushing water drowns out your thoughts and the world around you.

When mediating, I don't force my thoughts away. I let them to settle like dirt settling into the bottom of a lake. It takes time for your lake to go still.

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[–] DudeDude [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Very very nice. Giving it a go tonight. Thanks!

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[–] FalseDomain 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You must live in a dorm.

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[–] Doctornightmares 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nah, I live in Oregon and swapped out my showerhead out for a more efficient one. <More air in the water, so less water are used up overall.> Water's pretty cheap here.

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[–] not_a_liar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I always end up falling asleep...

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[–] mispelledsomething 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I ride a motorcycle. Everything about work just melts away on the way home.

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[–] Raspberry 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This. Before I had my son, dirtbiking after work was what kept me sane. I could leave work wondering how I would be able to show up tomorrow, go on a ride, and come home smiling from ear to ear as I fell asleep. It is amazing what two wheels can do.

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[–] DudeDude [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The closest I get to that is snowboarding - but not a lot of snow in Queensland. I don't think I would survive long on a bike.

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[–] mispelledsomething 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why not?

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[–] MrNPC 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

a joint at the end of the day, after EVERYTHING you have to do is done. It doesn't have to be at bed time, but it does need to be after all your responsibilities for the day are over

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[–] DudeDude [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeeesssss.... I had been doing something similar, but it all got very confusing as to what was causing me to react which ways and what was really going on in my head anyway with me hitting that pretty hard. I've been on a break for a while now - I figure its a good thing, and my uptightness is slowly coming down. Some days are harder than others.

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[–] nice_tie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You're definitely correct that this could become a problem. It will if you let it go on unaddressed.

I work at home, and my work stares angrily at me from my bedroom all the time. My answer is meditation. Your answer could be different. Find something that you love that relieves your stress and do it a few times a week. DON'T ESCAPE. I often play games as an escape. This does not relieve stress and only allows it to build up in the long term.

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[–] deathcomesilent 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd say you either need to find less stressful work, or create a home environment that does not allow for stress.

If you have something to fully take your mind off life when you're at home, you wont feel stress. If you feel stressed even while preoccupied, you're probably experiencing anxiety. Stay away from drugs for anxiety at all costs. Sure some will work for a while, but they are bad news, trust me. It doesn't matter if they come from a doctor or not.

More than anything, I'd be really honest with yourself about what is causing this stress. You are asking for tips on avoidance, which can be a very good tools to posses. However, I'd encourage you try and treat the cause of the problem instead of the symptoms.

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[–] DudeDude [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks DCS. I'm going to track back to source. Very hard to do though - I expect a lot of self reflection which is a bit like asking a question I'm not sure I want to know the answer to. Won't quit. Will never quit. At least not until I can imagine something better.

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[–] deathcomesilent 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Keep fighting the good fight Dude2!

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[–] Yofelli 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Gym too. I work IT with long and intense...weeks. I do exercise every two days or at least two times per week. My sessions ranges from 20 to 40 minutes (married with kids have to balance work & family & myself)

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[–] DudeDude [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This exercise thing I am going to try. A long ways back I used to jog. The rhythm can just take you far far away. Plus endorphins.

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[–] Goodgulf 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There was once a sales person working in our business that used to say leave your morals at the door..... I could never do that but did find that leaving my troubles at the door on the way out was the only way to relax. Avoid working from home or if you have a laptop for work avoid using that at home. A physical distinction between work and play helps.

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