I am surprised so many of you said excersize. It was one of the first things that popped into my mind as well though I wasn't sure wether I could really categorise it as relaxation. You have convinced me that excersize is an INTJ's way of relaxing.
Reading can be good. Has to be a magazine with me as I often read books others wouldnt even consider material of leisure. Or does an INTJ find relaxation in reading mind bending books? And I tend to get over involved in a good story which then becomes more of an obsession or escapism than relaxation. Who knows what mood I'll be in at the end. Maybe forgetting what world I live in is OK sometimes though.
Hey MonkeyGrass as a child I used to be relaxed by building things too. Then came perfectionism and a need for purpose in every activity. I could build a model boat but then what would I do with it? I don't mind doing jigsaws with my friends though (lol - as dumb as it sounds - doesn't happen often, don't worry). Its OK to just throw it back in the box at the end cos not much effort was really expended.
Kambo - Scuba diving would be great! Snorkellings as close as I've gotten and always had something soothing about it. It's a different world down there. Everything floats and sways sooooooooooo slowly. Watching the fish at the aquarium is relaxing too.
My cat doesn't like cuddling much lol. I try to cuddle him into submission but it never works. Your right though Poppy, cuddling is good.
Actually Metamorphosis I believe over here we are legally allowed to have a couple of plants for personal use. Alcohol is my drug of choice but usually causes more stress in the long term.
Matthew2 - TypoC has become a bit of an addiction for me. I thought maybe this is one of my ways of relaxing. Depends what topic draws me in. The night I spend hours in the Fluff Zone listening to music was a good one.
Thinking about giving building a model boat a go...