Posted: 04/07/2013 at 15:01
I find gardening is a great stress reliever. If I am really wound up, I go out with a pair of loppers or secateurs. If I'm just musing, I might do some light weeding. Just watching all the wildlife, going about its everyday business is a reconnection with life.
I hope you are better now punkdoc. The other thing that might help is a dog.
I don't have one of my own, because when we are both working it would be on its own for too long. However we do borrow neighbours dogs and take them for long walks, down by the canal or river. You don't need a gym after walking cassie the great dane. Its a full body workout. A dog that is so pleased to see you when you rattle the dog lead can't help but make you smile.