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What do you do to maintain your sanity?

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by Barbosa, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    What is "maintain"...?

    You mean recapture?
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Walks on the beach, moonlight serenades, a good book......hahaha- not. Sanity is a state of the mind- a notion for those that are uneasy with who they are, where they have been and what is on the horizon. I think that we all are in our moment when we feel peace (in your heart and mind), what ever that is for You. For me, the easy moment is a fishing line in the river- don't really care if they are biting or not... that is my peace. A high mountain lake that you hike into and drop a line- nobody in sight, nothing but the eagle over head... yep that is about my idea of "sanity". Nothing else really matters at that moment...
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  3. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    I keep my sanity by doing for a job something that I would do as a hobby, and living where I would go for a vacation.

    I did my time, doing a job that, while I usually enjoyed, was not something I would choose for a hobby; and living in a lot of less than desirable locations. As soon as I could, I re-fashioned my life with those two aforementioned primary considerations in mind - I moved to a job that I truly like to do, and moved to a location where I had previously vacationed.

    Add to that a constant focus on eliminating stress from my life, regardless of what, or who, is generating that stress, and I don't really need to do anything different to maintain my sanity. It is an ongoing effort, and woven into my lifestyle. I agree with Yard Dart that sanity is a state of mind. I can take a walk in my pasture, and talk to my horses; sit on my deck and watch my chickens and goats; or just work in my pantry or on my preps, and achieve peace of mind.

    It's easier to maintain your sanity when you eliminate most of the insanity in your life. For me, that means not working for a jerk and doing a job that I don't like, keeping stress-generating family and friends at a distance, and being as prepared as I can be for the uncertainties that life throws at all of us.
  4. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I find taking some sort of blunt instrument, even just a big stick, and hitting a tree with it whilst screaming/cursing very helpful :cool: Also makes sure the neighbors won't pester you with unimportant crap :D

    If that's unavailable, I have computer/video games, the TV(only watch DVDs/VHS though, we don't have service anymore), and my pets. Just the other day the kittens were playing, and Kentucky tackled Munchkin so that her head got briefly stuck in the long skinny Coke box.
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  5. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    I just found some rotting furniture my niece left behind my guest house. I'm going out there with a sledge hammer then next time my sanity escapes ... I think it's hiding in the pile. [tf]

    Chasing your husband around with a fake sword, only to be chased by him (he's blind) also keeps the neighbors from pestering you. Keeps the local JDs away, too! :D
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  6. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    I have been known to talk to my plants but when you start yelling "grow dammit grow" at your tomatoes the neighbors stop asking about your garden.
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  7. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Me? There coming to take me away, ha ha. There coming to take me away, he he.

    Actually, I've decided to take up paracord "stuff". And writing. I'm about halfway done with the third book in the Dark Grid series.
  8. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I go out to my BOL and do something in the woods. Clear an area so I can plant some food crops, work on pruning the fruit trees, just walking in the woods.

    If I gotta stay home, well, I just got Doom II for my xbox. brings back some memories and I have fun :)

    If the weather is nice, I'll be outside. Playing with the kids, dog or working in the garden.
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  9. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Knitting. [tongue]
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    And here I thought I was the only one that cursed my garden from time to time.... ;)
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I keep mine at room temperature in a canning jar on the shelf next to my bed, just in case I need it in a hurry!;)
  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    No one is sane in Louisiana
    You've all seen the shows about this place.
    Its all true because if it wasn't Uncle Sam would not let em put it on T.V. !!!
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  13. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Umm...don't you have to have it initially to maintain it?foosed
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  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I have no sanity, Never have and never will, Been like that for years.
  15. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Running and working out.
  16. TNRICK55

    TNRICK55 Monkey+

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  17. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Here in my little part of the South, we don't bother ourselves with keeping our sanity. We like to show off our crazy relatives and brag about which side of the family they are from!
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  18. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Kick Cow turds.
  19. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Old or fresh...?
  20. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    Thanks, y'all have made me smile. Hell, you even made me laugh. I am permanently bent. Mostly due to unrestricted full time exposure to the government in action for an excessive continuous period of many years. Now they get to deal with that when it all goes to hell. Demented, occasionally drunk, and mad as hell.
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