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What helps you relax during stressful times?

Whether it's waiting for MRI results or something unrelated to MS, we all feel overwhelmed from time to time. What are some of your favorite hobbies or activities that help you get your mind off things and relax during stressful times?

  1. Reading in a nice, long, warm (but not too warm) bath! Which I'm going to do shortly!

    1. Ahhh such a good one!
      - Shelby, MultipleSclerosis.net Team

  2. Working on some LEGO sets! In all honesty, it's stressful, sure, but not a whole lot has changed in my daily routine. Because of MS, I already spend a ton of time at home and take the precautions that many are taking now. In a lot of ways, many folks are now getting to experience what it's like for some people who have a chronic illness and are disabled and are forced to stay home much of the time.

    1. How true, !! This experience has already opened my eyes so much more. I hope one of the good things that comes out of all this is more awareness and empathy for those who have to live like this daily.

      - Shelby, MultipleSclerosis.net Team

  3. Great point!

    1. Youtube: Listening to Mickey Katz sing Yiddish parodies of famous pop songs of the 1950s and 60s, such as: "How Much is That Pickle in the Window?" and "Sixteen Tons--of Latkes and Knishes."

      Watching Martin Short as inept, stream-of-consciousness bumbler Jiminy Glick interview celebrities.

      Binge-watching "Midsomer Murders" (1997- present), "Cold Case Files" (1999-present) and "Outer Limits" (1963-1965) on Roku.

      Drinking Scotch Whisky every evening.

      Cooking and eating too much.

      Planning an eating regimen to lose weight.

      1. Hahaha love all of these, - Shelby, MultipleSclerosis.net Team

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