Saturday, August 05, 2006

UNUSUAL STRESS RELIEVERS

Before biting....
In what was an intensely stressful week at work, I bit and tore a stressbuster smiley ball to shreds. Yes, bit. It had the audacity to cheekily smile at me when I was having tough days. Now that it has outlived its purpose, I need some new ideas to adorn my workstation. I am not interested in goldfish bowls or potted plants.

Here's my shortlist:

- A fishtank with baby piranhas and a sign that reads "Fish are Biting" or "Fish that likes Fingers"
- My own set of American tribal belly dancers
- X-Ray vision glasses
- Stressbust games like these - God's Playing Field
- A photo of me at my suckiest previous job that will remind me I'm really in heaven now

16 comments:

Jeevan said...

Enjoy with you wishes dear:) i too had fish tank and i fear to put hand inside the tank if the fish will bite.

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

he he... Just remember that these 'stressful' days too shall pass! Paavum andha stress ball! Adhu ungala enna pannithu? :D 'spity(As Ern Goon says! :D) And about new ideas- Have the puffy air filled bubble packing sheet. Adhu onnu onnayum odaikkum bothu kadaikkara sandhoshame thani!!! Imagine each bubble to be the head of your torturer! he he... *devilish grin* :D

starry nights said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and do come again. You just need a bigger smiley ball one which talks and that will really stress you out because everytime you squeeze it the ball will say.I dont feel it.

kausikram krishnasayee said...

errrr xray vision glassa? whate are you planning to look at?

indianangel said...

One other good thing you can try is to count some frequently words used by people in meetings.
For exampe you may hear something like "sounds good", "intermittent", "process methodology", and each time you hear the word being said more than 3 times you can stand up clap and say "bullshit". :) you can even have members to play this game with you and finally decide who is the winner :) you have a good blog the vaala meenu remix song with shaving blade was really good!

Grey Vampire said...

Dude
Gods playing field is just too good.... its got that killer feel to it

Orange Fronkey said...

Something that's no an "unusual" stress buster is a little sand garden with an itty bitty rake and you can fiddle with the sand.. it's very theraputic.. I have a tiny one, I can't even rake the dumb thing cuz it has too many temples and stones and cranes in it =P.

Vinesh said...

@jeevan: haha!

@sandhya ramachandran: good idea. i used to do it before, but u need the big bubbled sheet, the small one is kinda irritating..

Vinesh said...

@starry nights: ayyo, i cant even imagine a stress ball that talks!!!

@kausikram krishnasayee: got the inspiration from a tip to imagine the audience is naked when u have stage fright.. :-)

Vinesh said...

@indianangel: thanks for dropping by :-) glad you liked the song. and i really like the idea you gave - used to do that in college during most of the lectures. good one for meetings :-)

@grey vampire: yea.. lots of satisfaction from the annihilation :-B

@orange fronkey: never heard of this. where do you get these?

Ramya said...

Ahem! I've ripped that thing apart too ! Gives immense pleasure, trust me ! :D

golmaalgopal said...

sure dude...siphoning our rage is d best way to beat d stress...and smiley ball's a safe bet!! :)

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Ripping tht reminds me of wht I used to do when I was angry...I had read somewhere tht I should hit the ants on the floor so I would hit them n they would struggle n then start running away again...I stopped tht within a few days as I didnt want to end up killing those things with my bare hands! I am a murderer in all non-senses!!! :)

Orange Fronkey said...

Vinay: any oriental looking place =P

Or you can make your own by getting the top of a shoe box, fill it with sand and use a mullu karandi as the rake... and use bi puliyangottais as the polished stone kekekeke..

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Wow...never seen / heard anyone bite the ball to shreds. You must have solid teeth..Do you use Vicco Vajdradhanthi?

Just kidding :-) take care Vinesh..glad you didn't bite your Boss's hand.!

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