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Stop draining my SPOONS! - helen-louise
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Stop draining my SPOONS!
What do straight-edge or teetotal people do when they have a shit day? Today I really wanted to go and get drunk. Except there are several reasons why that would be a seriously bad idea.

I had a milkshake instead. But what other options are there for de-stressing that don't involve recreational drugs? Vegan milkshakes aren't that easy to come by, especially if I'm not near Camden and/or it's after 6 pm.

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mongoose_bite From: mongoose_bite Date: 18th June 2013 22:52 (UTC) (Link)
Eat chips, play computer games, or have sex (with or without someone else.)
redbird From: redbird Date: 19th June 2013 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
I take it that chocolate counts as a recreational drug here?

Familiar music or books, maybe?
baratron From: baratron Date: 25th June 2013 21:48 (UTC) (Link)
It's not so much that chocolate counts as a recreational drug as that it's a normal part of my diet. So eating chocolate because I'm stressed would involve eating more chocolate than I am comfortable eating, and simply make me feel sick rather than de-stressed.
maniackatie From: maniackatie Date: 19th June 2013 02:56 (UTC) (Link)
Music. Music is a wonderful drug. I find that venting through writing tends to take the edge off too, even if only a bit.

Edited at 2013-06-19 02:57 (UTC)
baratron From: baratron Date: 25th June 2013 21:50 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, except I have lately been too exhausted to write about it :S Finally got round to it, though.
hiddenpaw From: hiddenpaw Date: 19th June 2013 06:13 (UTC) (Link)
I normally do something Physical. Normally either rocking out round the house to some suitably rocking music or Practising marshal arts/wrestling (next house is going to have a downstairs room with a mat I can bump on). The important thing is that after a burst of energy I then stop and chill. I know the second option may not be totally suitable for you at times but the dancing option don't even require the ability to stand up.
artremis From: artremis Date: 19th June 2013 08:12 (UTC) (Link)
Chocolate and other sweeties may count as recreational drugs - and coffee certainly does.

Bunny-snuggling
Knitting - ideally with particularly nice/sensorily-pleaseing yarns
Watching brain-candy telly (or similar media)
Reading something absorbing but not too demanding
Going to look at the sea (not really applicable to London-based people sorry)
Going and laying down in a darkened room - maybe with (safe) moderately heavy things on top of me.
Doddleing
Writing about the stuff and things
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firecat From: firecat Date: 20th June 2013 05:13 (UTC) (Link)
If I'm angry, I'm all about the computer games. If I'm sad, music.
dannilion From: dannilion Date: 24th June 2013 18:27 (UTC) (Link)
Playing computer games is my favourite distraction. Watching TV (brainless stuff or things I know really well to reduce spoon-usage) and reading a favourite book are others. When really ill I look at calming pictures and cuddle my penguins.

Eating chocolate always helps as well.
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