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12 Oct 2016, 5:41 pm

I forgot a huge one: having my hair gently stroked is amazingly comforting.



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12 Oct 2016, 7:30 pm

I've always found rolling dice relaxing for some reason...



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12 Oct 2016, 8:07 pm

Edenthiel wrote:
Taking a strip of paper and folding it 45-degrees so that the strip now points at a right angle to it's previous orientation. Repeat. End up with a thinner strip or a spiral that looks like a square from above. I've never tested it but I don't think I pick up a long strip of paper and *not* do this.


I do this. Not to relax, but I do like to do this.

Also crunching ice between my teeth and unraveling socks. I haven't unraveled a sock in a long time but it does soothe me.

I would add watching running water or fire, but I don't think that's weird, at least among Aspies is seems to be a thing we do. Same with popping bubble wrap, which I think even NT's do to release tension.

To those of you who click pens to relax: :x you drive me crazy.


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12 Oct 2016, 10:50 pm

Hearing rain on the roof is relaxing. Napping on a plane and watching people in airports is very relaxing. Also popping bubble wrap is great and very entertaining and relaxing. Cooking is sometimes relaxing and other times not so much.


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13 Oct 2016, 12:56 am

Arguing in the classroom I find to be very relaxing.

As well as that their is playing the village idiot in public. Yea that's always fun plus it removes the pressure of trying to act normal.



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13 Oct 2016, 1:00 am

So many things in this thread I identify with, so I'm not sure what to consider 'weird' lol.

Someone said something about folding strips of paper at 45 degree angles, I do that a lot. Few straw wrappers escape my folding wrath.



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13 Oct 2016, 8:01 am

Industrial ambient music.


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16 Oct 2016, 1:07 am

Castles (obviously). Be it watching a documentary on them, staring at images of them ( have a poster of Neuschwanstein in my room) or someone reading about the subject to me, it's extremely relaxing.


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16 Oct 2016, 8:16 am

Playing harmonica while shopping.
Shopping can be a stressor for me.


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16 Oct 2016, 8:21 am

Thunderstorms. I am sensitive to loud noises, but for some reason thunder doesn't scare me as much as a fire alarm or loud music.



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16 Oct 2016, 8:47 am

rats_and_cats wrote:
Thunderstorms. I am sensitive to loud noises, but for some reason thunder doesn't scare me as much as a fire alarm or loud music.

This!.....and we´ve missed a descent thunderstorm here all summer.


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16 Oct 2016, 8:59 am

Standing on top of stuff like fences, climbing things, and swimming to the bottom fast flowing rivers, grabbing onto large boulders and seeing how long I can hold on with the current tossing me around.



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17 Oct 2016, 10:46 pm

Watching the U.S. Congress protocol on the House floor. Cspan is amazing. If congress is not in session, watching Alien. It calms me down.



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18 Oct 2016, 7:45 am

Other than things like rain, music, my cat's purring, riding in the car, etc. one "weird" thing that I find terribly soothing is popping bubble wrap.



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18 Oct 2016, 8:36 am

I sometimes enjoy playing through single-player video games I've already played through a hundred times before. Same with re-watching movies I've seen hundreds of times before. It soothes me.