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October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

Created: 12/01/20

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davinamw

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October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?


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sweeney

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

Exercise or eating are my forms of consolation when stressed (sometimes one without the other). Because I love to bake, I understand October's outlet...and I also find it soothing and distracting to play the piano when I am stressed.


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lorrained

Join Date: 12/04/20

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

Time spent in nature, drawing, painting, walking and reading are my release valves.


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carolt

Join Date: 03/25/17

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

Cooking, especially baking. When I was younger, playing the piano or the trombone (I still do that, but I'm not nearly as good as I was, which can add to my frustration).


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momo

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

walking, running, yoga, and gardening are my stress outlets


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kimk

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

I used to try to kill stress with alcohol, which worked pretty well but wasn't healthy. Now, I think I'm more likely to ask my husband go for a walk with me. The movement and being outside helps a ton, plus it gives me the opportunity to talk it out.

My husband cleans when he's upset.


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sallyh

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

My first reactions are stress eating or retail therapy, but I try to read instead.


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terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

Unfortunately, I eat.


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alycet

Join Date: 04/23/12

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

I read a book. It transport me away from myself.


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Jessica F

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

When I'm stressed I like to meditate or take a walk in nature.


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poniesnpearls

Join Date: 06/28/11

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

I take a walk outside to clear my head or play video games or read. I like to make things too, knitting, weaving, etc. all help me focus on something 'else' but most of all, I try very hard to practice Accept and Adapt.


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cynthiaw

Join Date: 04/26/19

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

I really like poniesnpearls idea of accept and adapt. I’ve been using those 3 words as a mantra in meditation to help focus. It’s a much healthier and more productive way of dealing with stress than my go to method of eating excessive amounts of chocolate!


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Brittany P.

Join Date: 07/14/20

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

I really liked these examples in the book and could relate to both. I really enjoy cooking and painting as ways to destress and really feel it’s a way to put that energy into something constructive and purposeful.


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beckys

Join Date: 08/12/16

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

Listening to music is my outlet, either while taking a long walk or going for a drive.


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Lavender

Join Date: 01/29/19

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RE: October bakes when she's stressed, while Joe plays guitar for solace. Do you have a hobby or ritual you engage in when you're upset?

When I’m stressed or overwhelmed, I wash, dry and fold laundry.
It is meditative and peaceful for me along with a sense of accomplishment and control.


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