Depends which kind of stressed I am. If it's sensory overload, I hide in my room, maybe read and/or sleep or maybe go sit on the porch swing for awhile.
If I'm worried about something I vent and think out loud, maybe do some research about whatever has me worried. Sometimes I ask for opinions or advice and allowed myself to be "talked down" a little.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
I took baths at the end of each week (that lasted for a couple of months). was most relaxing when the lights were off.
going for a drive.
focusing on breathing.
laying in the sun.
Withdraw from people and: rant out loud, do breathing and mental control exercises, munch on some chocolate, listen to some music, or sit down and play video games...that may or may not involve killing something.
Ok so even if most N's are basically chilled out and laid back, we are GOING to get stressed out.
What do you do to relieve the stress?
I take a long walk on the beach by my house. No cell phone, no ipod...nothing. I only stop walking when I forget why I'm there for a few
seconds....then I know it's going to be ok and I can head back. Once I walked 10 miles one way... I walked thru 4 towns worth of beachfront before I could honestly say I was unwinding a bit.