AI: Stress Relief
I’m a bit burned out at the moment, having found myself having a lot of stressful discussions about feminism and related issues recently, some of which I’ve mentioned here. So, I decided to write this week’s AI on something other than one of those argumentative situations. Yes, it’s how we all deal with those situations without completely crumbling! (Or cracking, to be more relevant to the featured image, fnar fnar…)
Obviously you can’t stop thinking about this stuff forever, but sometimes you just need a bit of a break. Being someone who has anxiety already, I have a bit of a hard time with that whole “not constantly worrying about everything ever” thing. I don’t really have any proper solutions, beyond the sort of stuff doctors have told me, but there are a few things I do to gain temporary relief. Playing the viola is one way I can stop thinking about things for a while. Cooking is another, as long as I can do it on my own, and has the bonus of (hopefully) edible results. Failing all of that, it thankfully doesn’t seem like the internet is ever going to run out of kittens…
What’s stressing you out at the moment? What do you do to relieve stress?
The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it to appear on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, at 3pm ET.
Featured image by Bernard Goldbach on Flickr.