It has been a long time since I wrote something substantial. Today I felt the urge to write something for the joy of writing. And write I shall without ranting. In fact, what better topic than how to beat the stress and relax. So here are some obvious and some surprising things that seem to work for me.
For a long time, doktortong
have been suggesting that I need to go to a gym. It so happens that everytime I go there in the evenings, I'm convinced that it makes me too tired for a workday. The surprising part is that even if I do go at mornings on workdays, it still turns out to be ok. If anything, it does seem to have a visibly calming effect on me. Yet, I am still finding it hard to reach my initial levels of 3 trips a week.
Watching brain numbing programmes on the idiot box has been another therapy that has served me well over the years. WWE used to be a prime candidate at some point. Pimp my ride was another example. These days I've been rewarded with the mother of all such serials in form of Rakhi Sawant ka swayamvar. This masterpiece most certainly deserves a writeup of it's own but that is for another day.
Then there is the time tested technique of talking it out(pardon the alliteration). If something is bothering you, just find a patient listener and pour it all out. It still works to this day. And I'm talking of real listeners; not the 1000 twitter followers you bought for $87.
A solitary walk on a cloudy and windy day where there is hardly any vehicular movement around is a surreal experience.
Writing would have made it to the list but for the fact that there seems to be set notion of having conclusion to anything you write. I've always found it very hard since my schooling days to come up with a meaningful conclusion of any essay and to this day, I face that difficulty. Barring that minor inconvenience caused by tradition, writing would also qualify in the list. And as sign of protest and in a quest to remain relaxed, I shall end this piece without a proper conclusion.