Surf Party – July 19, 2007

Surf’s up! Every so often here at Play2Relax, I will be having a Surf Party to share some cool links I’ve found. Today’s surf party is all about stress! So grab a board and let’s hit the waves!

I spent some time looking around the stress section over at About.com and I have mixed feelings about the site. Yes, there is a lot of information and good advice, but the layout of the site is so twisty and difficult to follow that I actually get stressed out just looking at the page. It defeats the purpose of the visit really.

One of the sites I discovered while I was fighting the headache from About.com was this wacky site called zefrank.com. The site is quirky and amusing. There are some great stress relief activities like Meditation Flowers. (You need to have a microphone for this to work.) The make your own flower activity was fun. It requires a little bit of practice, but you can make some great images and create your own garden.

There is a little flash game called Paintball from the MiniClip site. It’s one of those free flash animation games, but it’s easy and fun. You shoot a paintball gun at these little smiley face stress balls that appear in an office.

There is a nice stress survey you can take from a site at the Ohio State Medical Center. My stress level was a 28 so I expect to be hit by a tranquilizer dart any moment now.

I was looking for some stress relief games, but so many of them involved shooting people or beating things with a stick that I got discouraged and gave up. Hey, if shooting people or beating things with a stick makes you feel better that’s fine for you, but don’t expect me to invite you over for a barbecue.

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