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What do you do to take your mind off things? (Read 771 times)

Offline Bob

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What do you do to take your mind off things?
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:55:36 AM »
Music, practicing, life, etc.


I've noticed an effect with playing a quick game or watching movie.  The weight of the world lifted for a little bit. 

What other things are there like that?
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: What do you do to take your mind off things?
«Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 04:25:35 AM »
Piano and skateboarding.

Rubik's cubes!

Amiring pictures of Valentina Lisitsa.  Or listening to her music.  Most of her music.

Sleeping.

Reading romance novels.
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Offline vsrinivasa

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Re: What do you do to take your mind off things?
«Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 04:33:50 AM »
Writing lesson plans for my classes (it's really boring but it helps me relax), playing any of my instruments (especially Brahms intermezzos on piano; they are very relaxing), solving logic puzzles, challenging myself with unsolvable physics problems, sleeping, watching the news, watching it rain (if it's raining), listening to music, reading mystery or science fiction or literary or historical fiction, looking at Luciferous Logolepsy (an obscure words website), studying for my master's degree in mechanical engineering (my second master's!).
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Schumann: Kreisleriana
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Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106

Offline roseamelia

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Re: What do you do to take your mind off things?
«Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 12:40:42 AM »
Playing the piano! :D
But Jesus looked at them and said "With man this is impossible, but with God ALL things are possible!"<br /><br />~Jesus Matthew 19:26