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What calms you down? Answered

These are things in life which you don't do with an intention to help calm you down, yet they have a calming effect on you. For example I water my plants and it is very calming to me. Someone mentioned weaving or crocheting is very calming for them. Please share your thoughts.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

5 years ago

Standing in the pouring rain and howling wind, searching through a flock of thousand teal for the one green-winged teal...

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 5 years ago

Wow....that's unique :). Thanks for sharing. :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

It's called birding...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

One flew over the cuckoo's nest...

I guess I enjoy a pun now and then.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

5 years ago

Standing in the pouring rain and howling wind, searching through a flock of a thousand common teal for the one green-winged teal...

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avocadostains
avocadostains

6 years ago

Yoga, crafting. Crafting being essentially as close to meditating as I will ever get as citizen of USA.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 5 years ago

Thanks :). Sorry for responding super late ;)

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PaulJ9
PaulJ9

6 years ago

You want the truth?! click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lflarQC8r9I&index=2&list=PLo2rQ1ze4ZhC6vfVcBNvaVmBSKQQn4tE6

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 5 years ago

Thanks :). Sorry for responding super late ;)

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SparkySolar
SparkySolar

6 years ago

- Taking a walk with my pup now 4 years old still my pup, then nap cuddling my pup

-Calm Music

- Looking at Scrapbook made with my daughter

- craft project organisation

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 5 years ago

Thanks :). Sorry for responding super late ;)

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Victor Does
Victor Does

6 years ago

Take a walk with the dogs.. A well deserved break every now and then!

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zeyanimisbah
zeyanimisbah

6 years ago

Bury myself into an
interesting book. Emerge hours later, with some good reads and hopefully
feeling a little lighter.Escape to the
rooftop with my camera. See the world through the lenses. Sink in to every tiny
detail in the nature. If it’s night, stargazing is my job ;) Listen to music loud. Dance around. Sing along. Loudly.
Badly. Off-key. Whatever I like. Mute out the world.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Wow.. interesting ones, especially the stargazing :)

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minou27
minou27

Reply 6 years ago

Love stargazing! Get a comfy chair, some binoculars and just look at the beautiful universe above.

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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

6 years ago

Dirt fishing... otherwise known as metal detecting, the activity is a cross between fishing and golf, you get to visit
locations you normally wouldn't go, swing a stick around, dig holes with
something a bit better than a golf club and hopefully bring home
something cool.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

That is so interesting.. :), Did you find anything interesting that you can share while Dirt fishing?

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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

Reply 6 years ago

modern coins mostly but I do find old coin also, pennys, florins, sixpence and shillings, also badges, watches, jewelry, and lots and lots of rubbish

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Wow... you must be having a great collection.

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supersoftdrink
supersoftdrink

6 years ago

These days... that'd have to be phenibut, picamilon, L-theanine, damiana, and n-acetyl l-tyrosine. I don't take any of those very often. I figure calm is for people who have fewer demands on their schedule. :)

Even when I seem calm on the outside... my brain is usually still doing way too many things at once. It's cool, though... I'm still zen about the intensity of life. One day, external factors might settle down, but I'll never stop having way too many interests to clog up any potential "relax" time.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

I understand what you mean. That's why In the description I said

"you don't do with an intention to help calm you down, yet they have a calming effect on you"

For me calming had not always meant like peace or something :).

Appreciate your honest response. Thank you.

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AmyInNH
AmyInNH

6 years ago

Staring at the very active bird feeder. Jays, gold finches, squirrels, squirrels, squirrels - hey! a rosy breasted grosbeak!

Beading, drawing new zentangle patterns. Looking through the colorful fabrics at Vogue Fabrics. Plucking weeks. A walk in the woods.

Southern Comfort. Hot chocolate. Chocolate. Pie. Stouffer's macaroni and cheese.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Wow... that's a whole lot of calm :). Thank you for sharing.

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lkelley5
lkelley5

6 years ago

For sure what calms me down the most is a run.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Running!! Awesome!!

Thank you :)

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HollyMann
HollyMann

6 years ago

Hi Tarun - a bath really relaxes me and helps get rid of headaches and some stress too. Being outside is calming. Being in the sun! Even playing with my kitties. Doing artwork - painting with music on in the background - all relaxing and enjoyable.

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Bathing indeed is very relaxing :) Thank Holly :).

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786Ayesha
786Ayesha

6 years ago

Thanks for sending me this link Tarun,if not I wouldn't have noticed it.I enjoy my South indian dramas(watching in bed) which I see it online every night.This is really relaxing just before closing my eyes after a hard days work.Besides I am a snail mail writter and have been writting ever since my child hood days.Every day there is post for me ,which is so relaxing to read pages and pages.

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Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz

6 years ago

Listening to music, travelling and sightseeing... TBH, music is my drug, I'd die without it :O

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Wow.. Music is my calming drug too, especially Ghazals by Jagjeet Singh. Long drive also calms me.

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hunter999
hunter999

Reply 6 years ago

You listen to bhangra! I'm not the only one I guess! :-)

I take it your indian. I have some cousins who are sikhs so I'm quite use to the music. I am also fluent in Punjabi :-)

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faiza007
faiza007

Reply 6 years ago

ooo i love bhangra..!! :D

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Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz

Reply 6 years ago

My grandfather used to listen to Ghazals, my mom's into old-classic Bengali songs, my dad listens to Arabic, Hindi songs and he's a huge fan of 60's and 70's bands and songs... me and my sister took a little from everyone. Well, recently we've become fans of a Korean band named 'T-ara', music makes me crazy :p

But I love pop, pop-rock and rock songs the most :D

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hunter999
hunter999

Reply 6 years ago

Haha, that sounds good!

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Wow... quite versatile. I feel when you fall in love with music ... type of music does not really matter. From Ghazals to hard rock, there is always more than one that I can call a favorite :D

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Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz

Reply 6 years ago

So true! my friends think it's creepy :p

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Those who don't have the versatility , they share plain vanilla :).

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Yes I do, especially when I am in mood to dance or party. Bangra is also favorite music in Marriage Processions in India (Baraat) :)

You are fluent in Punjabi...Wow. Tussi to great ho Ji.

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hunter999
hunter999

Reply 6 years ago

Haha...Tussi wie sona ya

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sunshiine
sunshiine

6 years ago

Hmmm , housework . . . is a means to put me in the mood to relax, and for me is relaxing. I often find myself doing what most people consider work as a way to relax. For instance, I love to iron while, I listen to music or watch a movie; I am very active and sitting still is not relaxing for me. I know it sounds weird. Instructables has been my outlet to relax and find enjoyment in my life. The best part are the options because of the variety. Most of the time I need to be in a certain mood to craft and create. I always have a few projects to embroidery or hand sew ,when I need to sit down and relax. Sometimes I will go for a walk or a drive in the country, especially in the spring when the weather is warm. Life is grand.

sunshiine

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lindarose92
lindarose92

Reply 6 years ago

I don't think it sounds weird at all, I'm the same way :D I can't just sit and watch tv or listen to music without doing anything else, I find it boring...I very rarely do that. I usually need to do more than one thing at once :)

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Thank you sunshiine :), it amazes me to know that all the wonderful people who commented here have one thing common, they enjoy working home and doing DIY. And I could not agree more about "sitting is not relaxing", it is so true for me too.

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 6 years ago

I guess we are lots of peas in a pod here, eh? That is why the community is so addicting and how we get r done lol!

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Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago

Well Said :) Best Online Community :)

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 6 years ago

Yep!