‘Ce que le bourgeois est convenu de nommer une petite distraction’ by Honoré Daumier (1846) via LACMA

Needing some distraction from stress. Like stress from negative stuff in the news or in my own life. For instance, I read today that the leader of North Korea might want to celebrate the anniversary of his nation by firing off a nuclear missile. And I have read before that he would like to be able to hit the US, and that his missiles may have the capability to hit the West Coast of the US. I live on the West Coast of the US. Besides the negative news, like many people, I have personal frustrations and worries. Some of my coping strategies, not necessarily in this order:

  • Reading online and books
  • Read comics in LA Times, like one of my faves, ‘Mutts’, or ‘Introvert Doodles’ on Facebook
  • Read horoscope
  • Binging on Netflix or Amazon videos
  • Watch DVDs from our home library or the public library
  • Go out in my small backyard garden, (except when I see woolly aphids, regular aphids, or spider mites on my plants)
  • Tate’s Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies
  • Wine
  • Chocolate
  • Writing/blogging
  • Looking at nature, sky

How do you cope with stress? What would you add to my list?






10 thoughts on “Distraction

  1. JoAnna

    My backyard works well for me. And singing. And not watching/reading the news. Gonna check out those introvert doodles. But in just a few minutes, I’m going to go out in my backyard and do some yoga stretches. Thanks, Deb!

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  2. luckyjc007

    I love to line dance…not much country though..we usually dance to all kinds of music and it’s fast, slow, and inbetween. Also, sitting on my couch at night and watching the sunset between the trees in my back yard, singing…although I’m not a singer, I sing all the time, whistle, or hum, and watching a good comedy movie.

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