What do you do to relax?
Asked by Jane Belanger
February 24, 2010
From Irvine (Retired)
I go out boating on the ocean — powerboat and sailboat. I have a boat in Long Beach — a classic 48-foot Stephens. That’s where I go and what I do to unwind. I go fishing as well, and scuba diving.
From Downtown (Sound Engineer)
I go to the gym. I take all kinds of vitamins, protein, everything. It gets my stress away from me. I’m a soundman for the 4th&B club — I’m the production manager there. So, when I get all the stress from the shows, I come here [24 Hour Fitness] and I beat it out of myself — every single day, at least three hours a day. I kind of stay to a diet, too. I have to. I used to go out and just drink and do shots at night, but it didn’t help my health. It made me more tired and more stressed.
From Pacific Beach (Registered Nurse)
I read. I meditate and I read spiritual books and things of that nature. I find reading to be very relaxing.
From Kearny Mesa (Electrician Student)
I do many different things to relax. If I’m having a hard day, I like to go out to Ocean Beach on my skateboard to relax — I go to the skate park, ride around on the pool, have a good time. Sometimes when you fall down and eat shit, it takes away from the other things going on in life, so you really can’t think about ’em.
From North Park (Executive Chef)
I guess my entire existence is trying to calm myself down, so basically just the normal day-to-day is always a relaxation process for me. But most specifically, I enjoy cooking. I’m a chef — I’m the new executive chef at Bing Crosby’s down at Fashion Valley. I like to cook at home, just what I want, for me and my wife. I find that very relaxing.
From Mission Valley (Marriage and Family Therapist)
I hang out with friends, read, watch movies. If it’s more like stress-reliever relax, I take the dog out to do some hiking and walking. I have Afoot and Afield — the book — so I’ll take the dog out on different hikes from there. I’m not that far from Tierrasanta and that whole region. I’ll go over to Cowles Mountain and places like that.