Notes from Crew Quarters–Stress Relievers

by robertball on December 4, 2017

in Announcements, Blog, Notes from Crew Quarters

Pallas cat looking angry

Photo by Tambako The Jaguar

We’re heading into the final weeks of the semester, so we asked our editors were asked how they relieve stress.

Krys Malcolm Belc
Associate Fiction Editor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Baking muffins. Eating muffins.

Robert Ball
Dearborn, Michigan

Eating… though it inevitably leads to more stress due to my lack of self control.

Molly Johnson
Saginaw, Michigan

I typically stress shop, stress eat, or stress sleep. All of which ultimately lead to more stress!

Sara Ryan
Associate Poetry Editor
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Watching the Food Network, napping, eating tacos, online shopping.

Jennifer Howard
Escanaba, Michigan

Most years I would say fantasy football, but I don’t think I’m going to make the playoffs this time unless my running backs get it together.

Ethan Brightbill
Associate Fiction Editor
Allentown, Pennsylvania

If I’m doing creative work and feeling anxious, I’ll go on a night walk with some music to give my subconscious time and space to make connections. If I’m writing an academic paper, however, I’ll play a quick round of an FPS game like Counterstrike. Getting into a state of reaction keeps my brain from being overloaded by whatever critical theory sorcery I’m trying to understand.

Emily Doseck
Northern Michigan University

Watching Marvel movies. Reading Marvel comics. Looking at Marvel-related pins on Pintrest. Basically anything Marvel. The Marvel Universe is my happy place.

Tianli Kilpatrick
Associate Editor
Northern Michigan University

Horses. They’re my stress reliever for everything. Also, puzzles. 3D puzzles are a great distraction.

Kelli Rajala

Definitely painting. If I’m feeling it, though, jewelry making as well. I like the tedious aspects of both that take all of my concentration, so I don’t have to think about anything else for a while.

Melissa Orzechowski
Volunteer Reader

Chewing ice.

Ella Flores
Associate Editor
Marquette, Michigan

A nice bath with some hot chocolate.

Charlie Edwards
Engadine, Michigan

Putting on music and dancing!

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