Saturday, March 29, 2008

Stress Management

The Sarcastic Weasel does not claim to have an unduly stressful life. Potable water comes straight to my home with the turn of a valve; hot water is available too. The lights come on 99% of the time when I flip the switch. I misses an occasional meal, but only because I'm busy enough that I forget to eat; food is always available. When the bills come in, they get paid (by my wife). I has never been shot at, kidnapped, nor mugged. But since stress is relative, I do experience various forms of pressure that add to my life higher levels of stress than those to which I am normally accustomed.

Today, for such eventualities, I rely on my Stress Management playlist. It is not a collection of the greatest songs, nor necessarily my favorite songs, but songs that are selected to snap me out of any foul, ill-tempered, or nervous mood I find myself in. The order in which they are arranged is important as well. Mixing tone and genre in bizarre and often jarring ways is as effective a manner that I know to alter my mood (without alcohol). So enjoy the list. Feel free to let me know what you listen to when your regular ambient stress levels are greatly exceeded... or mock my taste in music.

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4 comments:

Reverend0 said...

If I would make a suggestion... the most awersomestest stress removal song:

Yoshimi versus the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips.

.... available for download from Amazon.

ish said...

Speaking of stress:

Its that time of the year again when we both prove how little we know about hockey and then can never quite tell who did worse and owes the other one.

Do you still have a spreadsheet to fill out? Or shall I post it as a response up here.

s.w. said...

Once it's set, I'll do a post. You can post on LC words or in a comment here. I'm feeling lucky this year.

s.w. said...

I tried the Flaming Lips (iTunes rather than Amazon... sorry, I'm lazy that way). I'm not sure what I think yet. I'll have to listen a few more times.