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How Do You Relax?

Share a mindful practice, ritual, or relaxation method that helps you unwind and maybe also brings you deeper insights about yourself or the world around you.

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Michael Tharrington

Playing guitar! 🎸

And really pleasure playing... like not learning a song, but just sitting there with the guitar, letting my mind wander, and improvising on things. It's best when I got my cousin there with me, so we can alternate playing rhythm and lead. If not, a loop pedal works pretty well. 😂

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Jordan Tyler Burchett

Same.. Sometimes it's just nice to set and play, nothing in particular, just play 🎶

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Toby Parent

Arpeggios, runs and riffs on ukulele, guitar or mandolin, depending on how ambitious in feeling. Mindfulness in motion.

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Bervianto Leo Pratama

Eating food

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Parth • imParth

Really 😄

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Bogomil Shopov - Бого

Listening to heavy metal music and exploring some new technology.

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Tolya Pro

A walk in the fresh air and a cup of coffee ☕

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A good book and a warm cup of tea always does the trick. If I feel very overwhelmed I just stare out the window the trees, the birds, the rain, etc. and drink my tea. But the tea(or coffee) is standard. 🍵☕

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Ralph Hightower • Edited
  • Spending time with our beagle(s), Austin. Unfortunately, we lost River from a diabetic seizure a month before she turned seven.
  • Photography; film using my Canon A-1 and my "bucket list camera" Canon New F-1, and digital with my Canon EOS 5D III.
  • Listening to Classic Rock, Classic Vinyl, Deep Tracks, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen channels on SiriusXM.
  • Designing and developing C# .NET applications/systems for personal projects; since I'm retired, that's all I do. When I employed, a personal project read the missions schedules that NASA published in Excell and added the events into the calendar of Microsoft Outlook.
  • Water-skiing. I've water-skied on three South Carolina lakes, Lake Murray, Lake Greenwood, and Clark Hill Lake, and two Midwestern rivers, Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the Mississippi between the Quad Cities of Davenport, Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, Rock Island in Illinois.

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  • Craft beers. The following beers are my favorites from South Carolina craft beer breweries:
  1. River Rat Broad River Red Ale
  2. River Rat Mourning Stout
  3. Steelhands Coffee Lager
  4. Palmetto Brewing Expresso
  5. Palmetto Brewing GhostRider1
  6. Holy City Brewing Bowens Island Oyster Stout
  7. Legal Remedy World Court Mocha Blonde Stout.
  8. Steelhands Pecan Brown Ale

  1. Palmetto Brewing GhostRider is made with ghost peppers, cherries are used to moderate the heat. It gives one a warm feeling in the chest. 

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Arafat Hossain Ar

Talking to my friends & family, traveling with them, having fun with them is my source of relaxation and peace.

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Yoga, breathing exercises and meditation every day! In addition to gym training 2/3 times a week and spending time playing with my son

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Rajae Robinson

Classical music - Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart

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joachim kliemann

I can relax well when I practice Tai Chi Chuan or while gardening

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Spending time outside without any devices, simply observing nature and letting my mind wander. I'll always keep a pocket notepad to write any ideas that pop up so they don't clutter my head.

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Renan Ferro

The old and coolest way: Listen to good music, drink a good beer and watch a good sunset 😋

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Ralph Hightower

Oh yea, I forgot about craft beers.

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Jake Lundberg

What's relaxing? 😛

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Christian Paez

Reading or listening to Jazz/Classical

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Parth • imParth

Listening to music is the best way to relax at any time. But when you have rapid thoughts that time do meditation.