Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stress Reliever

The Sims computer game has long been my stress reliever when times get rough. When you have to think about your characters' imaginary life problems you really forget about the stress in yours. I owe lots of thanks to The Sims creators!

How do you cope with the stress when it's staring to really get to you?

27 comments:

  1. I tried SIMS but I got addicted so I stopped it... made my life more stressful. hahaha!

    When I'm stressed, I play online scrabble. Such a geek I know. xoxo

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  2. I love listening to music. Sometimes I dance around my apartment!

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  3. everyone seems to love that game. i still havent got a chance to try it.

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  4. ..hello darlin ..I just hate stress so much ..when I feel its coming I work out more - running ..I love it , it just makes me feel so much better ..have a nice evening darlin : ))) thanks for your sweet comments and following : )))

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  5. I atucally love the sims...I used to play it all the time

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  6. Listening music is the best remedy for me too, however sometimes, I try to sing (out)in the same time... and then, it's the person beside me who get very stressed ! :(
    I'm gonna try the dance -thank you Michael! ;)

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  7. Good stress reliever!
    I like to read mags :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  8. Oh wow, that is so interesting! I never thought of playing sims with that frame of mind, so very interested ;) When I am stressed I usually eat...bad bad very bad of me!!! Maybe I should try sims ;)

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  9. Oh my GOD. I can't play that game... I get too immersed and then I realize I've spent an entire day playing it! SO addictive! Although I don't actually like to play the people, I just like to build the houses =) I jump ship when they start to get unhappy!

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  10. Hello, first time to your blog it's great what you are doing!It's nice to meet you!

    Cheers!

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  11. It's so funny to read that other people had the same problem with SIMS that I did- it's TOTALLY addicting :) One day I didn't play and now I'm scared to start again because who knows when I'll come up for air if I did??

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  12. LMAO! Few years ago I was highly addicted to that game on PC. A few days ago me & my brother decided to pull it out & were currently playing it again! It's fun, I think my fav part is making familys that I'd personally like to have & then giving them the most beautiful expensive house lol. & just a few hrs ago I was looking at game cheats... lol

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  13. I have never played that game before. . .hmmmm.

    but my way of coping with something stressful is basically getting a tattoo or a body piercing. I don't know. . .its something about the pain being inflicted on the body that releases so much tension for me.


    www.thestarvingstylist.com

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  14. the sims used to be my stress reliever, too! it's actually installed in my smartphone so it became kinda like a daily ritual for me. wake up, coffee, play the sims, get ready to go out, etc :P now i'm playing plants vs zombies on my laptop. it's addicting!

    joei
    http://i.am/joei

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  15. I exercise a lot but with a bad back right now thats pretty hard so I go walking and read.

    I used to be addicted to the sims miami nights loved it! x x

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  16. I'm loving all the remedies, thanks for the input, everyone! :) Will have to get back to some of you on your blogs, especially The Starving Stylist, who happened to mention my 'guilty pleasure'... lol

    On The Sims, the game IS addictive! But that's what's so helpful too - you just get lost and immersed in it, thus taking a time out from your stress. I love building and decorating houses too, and I like styling my sims... Which is quite hard tough as the options are obviosuly very limited and they never have the latest trends lol

    natural selection, thank you and welcome! :)

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  17. Nice! You should show us what your character looks like :)

    My stress relief valves are dancing, or meditating on Eckhart Tolle books-on-tape.

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  18. P.S. Loooooove those Miu Mius you are obsessed with ~ hope you get them!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  19. Graham, hmmm meditating must be helpful! I wonder if I have enough patience for that though lol And well, I don't know if my character is remarkable enough to be shown? lol

    Carrie, ahh I hope so too!!

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  20. ME?
    I would mop the floor until my mind is clear....

    Do you do that? I mean when you are mad/upset... you would do desk-organizing, house-cleaning, shoe-shining.... those silly things to mediate yourself? hha..

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  21. Haha, Rachel, in all honesty, this would infuriate me! I'm really not into cleanign and all that :( I guess it's due to the fact that my mom has been always telling me I needed to start early so that it's easier on me later in life... But all it did to me is made me loathe the work. Of course, I do it, but get no satisfaction from it.

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  22. lol, I have the Sims 2, but I play the first one 'cause it just wasn't the same using the Sims2, it was complicated compared to the first 1... but idk, I like the 2nd one & all it's new features. I'm sure the Sims3 is better. I just need to get used to it.

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  23. Oh definately, each ne wone is so much more complicated and ut takes some gettign used to, but it's worth it :) So many new cool features :)

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  24. I used to sleep a lot when I got stressed. Now I eat a lot.

    Neither one's a really effective method. :-\

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  25. Hmm, but you know what, I think sleep might be a good thing. Esp. if you can fall asleep while stressed, I usually get insomnia :S

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  26. Yeaaah, the Sims is awesome <3
    I used to be addicted to it too ^^
    (actually, I still am, but only a little bit.)

    <3

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