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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:mad

please...


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Narr
Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:ummm look forward to lunch and find somewhere quiet where you can be alone and chill for a bit biggrin

she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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originalsmit
originalsmit

addict
Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...
Member Since: 28th Aug 2003
Total posts: 469
Posted:the patent Mads Ahrenst Stress releiver.

step 1.get a flat peice of paper. draw a circle on it

step2.affix to hard surface.

step3.bang forehead in circle (repeat if neccesary)

the wisdom of smit knows no beginnings


my original signature was tooo long.
this one is shorter

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Quit and be an unemployed bum.

Anyone got any ideas how to handle no money stress???

I used to escape if a day was stressy - I'd disappear into music and que up a favourite cheesy feel-good song. Or just go sit in the quiet room or games room for 10 minutes - basically just to get away from the screen and desk for a bit.


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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Dunno if any of it'll work for you but....

If possible go for a walk. Walk as slowly as possible and try and clear your mind. Music can help. I know you live in London but notice nature whether you can find a park, a river, the sky or anything like that.

Phone someone you haven't spoken to in ages.

I seldom see my father but the odd time I've had lunch with him I always feel better.

Aerobic exercise....absolutely guaranteed to work. I used to the gym at lunch....mmmm......quiet mind..... ubblove

Strangely I find the internet doesn't help for this one...only serves to remind me that I'm not having fun at work....


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:Go to waterloo and do some serious PK!

Or gimmie five! <holds up hand>


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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coza
coza

-Why-
Location: uk, Newcastle / Chester
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2003
Total posts: 126
Posted:just remember to breath ubbloco

If money is the root of all evil, then why do people sell Bibles?

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:I find a walk around the floor helps passing certain desks...

Fresh air

and checking out hop


ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:all suggestions appreciated smile

apart from Dom's tongue Games room! Games room! umm yea right...

what i actually did was take a looong lunch smile
had a wander around Southwark Cathedral's garden drinking a coffee smile
phoned Jonny Moohaha (who i hadn't spoken to since tuesday. Not sure if that counts as a long time...) smile
bought a birthday card for my mum smile
and shouted at the manager of my job agency because she was deliberately lying to me in order to increase her profits madmadmadmad

it was all going so well till the last bit, i only went in there to pick up my timesheet too...

but actually it really helped blow off some steam in a righteous anger style biggrin

not that i recommend it as a habitual form of stress relief rolleyes

(writing birthday cards to mums seems to be a funky natural prozac too ubbangel)


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:When reeeeely stressed, I find the best medicine is something childish and completely pointless where you can de-stress with equally stressed mates. Laser quest usually works like a charm... biggrin

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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Prometheus
Prometheus

Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
Total posts: 459
Posted:Send a prank fax:

- Tape 3 or 4 pieces of paper together end to end

- Write a silly message on one side

- Feed one end into the fax. As it's going through, tape the two ends together so you have a continuous loop of paper going through the machine.

- Walk away & enjoy your lunch break tongue

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Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:ubbtickled ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

OMG I have to try that!

First one's going to the double glazing company that's been using all my fax paper mad


The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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Kit
veteran
Location: middle of Troon
Member Since: 22nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 1269
Posted:wait till everyone in your office goes for lunch glue shoes to ceiling and when they all come back sit on floor beneath them rubbing head...



random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Start vicious and wholely untrue rumours.

wink

Then move down to Canterbury.

Start a new life as whoever you want to be...

Tim the Painter
George the ever-so-friendly-but-very-tedious plumber
Eggbert the Upper class toff
Sharron the lady of negoitable affection
Tripple D the Pimp

see..

come to Canterbury..

the power of Christ compells you...the power of Christ compells you...the power of Christ compells you...the power of Christ compells you...the power of Christ compells you...the power of Christ compells you...the power of Christ compells you...


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:I get to walk in the lovely grounds around my office and have a bit of a poi spin with my headphones on...

Works wonders for me - but then not every office has a 14th Century landscaped garden biggrin


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:this will help you sim!



Step (el-nombrie)

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:If you know any yoga, finding a quiet place to do a couple of positions for even 2 minutes works wonders. Also "cigarette breaks" are great. EXCEPT...don't smoke. Just go outside, breathe the air for a few minutes, and go back in. Smart, eh? biggrin

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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