What do you do to "calm down"?

I listen to this, which is one of my favourites with the spoken version.

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Bach Cello Suites.

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Jane - do you have a link ?

I listen to Pink Floyd and then go and kick the cat! :scream_cat::scream_cat: Only joking, music and painting are great calmers …

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I keep my head down & avoid people…
but I may try the “Floyd / cat combo” in future.

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Drink beer :beer::beer::beer::beer:

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You’ve lost me Simon…what kind of place is this :slight_smile: ?

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Just look for them on You Tube.
I have my own CD.

LOL! Specifically designed for self-flagellation - it’s amazing Bob!! Absolutely does the trick :crazy_face::crazy_face::crazy_face:

Honestly though - I’ve avoided them most of my adult life, had a few memberships and thrown money down the drain.

Last May I saw a picture of me on a beach looking like a beached whale and decided to take action - boring stuff like diet and exercise but, this time it’s really worked and I feel pretty much sanctimonious :wink:

So now, 17kg lighter and much fitter I bloody love going to the gym - mostly cardio stuff, great value, met new people. I get a bit twitchy if I don’t go - can’t believe it lol :smile: First time in my life I’ve actually felt good about myself.

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It’s a sort of “still life”… 'cos if you get to walk out after a session there… you’ve “still life” left in you (although it may be well hidden :slight_smile: )

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Work in the garden, sit in the garden watching the chickens, go for a solitary walk.

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“Calm down” is rather emotive, but I know what you mean. A 5km run sorts me out perfectly.

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As I am (very slowly!) recovering from a knee injury and have been unable to do any form of exercise (or anything really!) for four months now, I’ve been on a bit of an emotional seesaw, and have found the Calm app extremely helpful!

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When I was ill and housebound my sister from Australia came over. She put the archers on my I pad … totally addicted
She also put bbc stories Link… brilliant .currently listening to a Hercules poirret agatha Christie story .
Relax in room, fan on , in dark and just relax and fall asleep, only problem is remembering at which point you fell asleep for the following evening :joy::joy::joy::blush::blush::blush::blush:

Long time ago found the only place to go to be able to escape from the worst of ‘the world’ is reconnecting with the source of ?energy? I came from.

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I’m sure someone wrote about painting, a few days ago, perhaps it was you? I can’t find it. :dizzy_face:

Youtube has a good selection.

Oh, and avoiding SWMBO also works!

Likewise!