I would relax now but I just can't. I'm kinda angry about something right now. And what I'm trying to do to ease my anger up is watch mortal kombat fatalities on YouTube and that's what I'm doing right now. So that's my relaxation for now. Watching blood and guts flying around from a video game. There's nothing like hearing that tough deep voice saying "finish him!" Or "finish her!"
Smoking pot isn't always the best way to go even though it is legal in some states of the USA i believe. Smoking crack is just down right moronic.
I find it easier to relax and de-stress when doing something, such as cleaning. Going for a walk or a nice cup of chá either alone or with a friend can help. I also like to read and can lose myself in the story. Putting yourself out of the situation that is causing the stress and forgetting about it for a little while seems to be the way to go i've found.
1. Sleep (trust me it always works to forget your life problems for a while) 2. Going to a quiet place outside to relax 3. Watch something funny (films/tv shows/anything!) 4. Listen to some of favorito songs 5. Eat something sweet like chocolate 6. Drink something cold (cold water, ice tea/coffee, etc) 7. Take a bath
I cope with stress por working unhealthy amounts usually XD Its a bit of a problem but I hide my stress in progress and work but that lowkey doesnt ACTUALLY lower my stress and lowkey adds onto it so its kinda bad XD
I have other methods of destressing, but usually thats my go-to whether I notice that Im doing it or not. I also do occasionally go on bike rides or listen to música and eat a daily meal or do band stuff but... yeah XD
As for relaxing, I dont really relax too well unless I have someone there to make me relax since I almost always get ansty and anxious when Im not focused, working, or thinking.