I feel one should have some or other type of entertainment in one's daily life to get rid of day to day stress! May that be in the form of watching TV, reading books or by listening to good music or anything that helps in relieving the stress. Interacting with kids and other family members and actively participating in their activities and playing games with them can be a good entertainment and stress reliever!
Sports are also very good entertaining stress relievers! Occasional movie watching in the good theatre or going out for a picnic or going out on a long drive can be a good entertainment to rejuvenate our mood! I normally see to it that we go out for a movie in near by multiplex one in a fortnight. This makes a good change from routine tough life, I have on the farm.
I try to keep myself entertained as far as possible either by taking help of one of the thing mentioned above, to keep my stress away from me! Playing musical instruments is another way I try to keep entertain my self. I play Hawaiian Guitar, Key board, banjo, Flute, Harmonica etc. I always keep them handy so that I can play them when I m really feeling bored.
Reading is a good pastime or stress reliever, but for that we require a lot of free time which unfortunately not available with me, so though I like reading I just go in for some short and fun reading to entertain myself.
Yes, for that matter participating on internet social sites like MP5 .Mylot, Wikinut and Expert Column is also a lot of fun and entertaining for me! I switch on to the sites when ever I get bored or feel stressed after the day's hectic schedule to have some nice time here.
How about you, do you care to entertain your self in order to keep up your mental status healthy?
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