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Poll: My favorite way to unwind after a long stretch of work involves:
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Sep 25, 2020

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Local time: 15:34
Narys (2003)
iš ispanų į anglų
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Little to no activity Sep 25, 2020

Sleep!

I tend to pull a late night delivering my jobs (which are usually quite long), then sleep in the next morning.


María C Turri
 

Tom in London
Jungtinė Karalystė
Local time: 23:34
Narys (2008)
iš italų į anglų
Walk Sep 25, 2020

ProZ.com Staff wrote:
"My favorite way to unwind after a long stretch of work involves:".


Going out for a brisk walk.


Gibril Koroma
 

Rebecca Marsden  Identity Verified
Airija
Local time: 23:34
Narys (2020)
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Endorphins Endorphins Endorphins! Sep 25, 2020

If I started working in the early am and I’m taking a break at lunchtime, my favorite way to wind down is definitely by going outside or doing a small workout. I feel like a small physical activity and a quick shower re-starts me for the rest of the day.

However, if I’m feeling a little burnt out, a physical activity is the least thing I want to do.

I do think it’s easy to fall into the trap of becoming an introvert, especially if you’re remote, and I truly don
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If I started working in the early am and I’m taking a break at lunchtime, my favorite way to wind down is definitely by going outside or doing a small workout. I feel like a small physical activity and a quick shower re-starts me for the rest of the day.

However, if I’m feeling a little burnt out, a physical activity is the least thing I want to do.

I do think it’s easy to fall into the trap of becoming an introvert, especially if you’re remote, and I truly don’t value having some social time until I get it. I live with some really talented programmers, after working all day the best way to unwind is definitely by socializing and relaxing with each other. We’re keen cyclists too and although a cycle may be the last thing you want to do at night, the endorphin high is unmatched and great for your well-being.

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Carla Catolino
Mariana Borio
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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Prancūzija
Local time: 00:34
Narys (2018)
iš prancūzų į anglų
. Sep 25, 2020

Exercise is great, after sitting still at the computer for several hours I need to boost my circulation otherwise I'll get sluggish.
My dog is great for reminding me to go out whatever the weather.


Gibril Koroma
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Nuno Rosalino
Jungtinė Karalystė
Local time: 23:34
Narys (2012)
iš anglų į portugalų
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Walks Sep 25, 2020

Like Tom, I'm a walker. Helps that there's a lovely park not two minutes from my doorstep, and gorgeous sea views from the marina that's less than a kilometer away. But when it's raining a tad too much and my old bones aren't feeling up to the task, a good book always does the trick too.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugalija
Local time: 23:34
Narys (2007)
iš anglų į portugalų
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Other (either little activity or a combination) Sep 25, 2020

It depends on how long the stretch of work is, how late in the day I've finished and in what mood I am. So, it can stretch from little to no activity to a combination. If I’m too tired, I’ll just take a warm and long bath and go early to bed, but I might also binge-watch all the episodes of my preferred TV series, or go dine in a lovely restaurant (preferably near the sea or the river) or just sit for a while on my balcony with an espresso coffee and see the world go by…

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It depends on how long the stretch of work is, how late in the day I've finished and in what mood I am. So, it can stretch from little to no activity to a combination. If I’m too tired, I’ll just take a warm and long bath and go early to bed, but I might also binge-watch all the episodes of my preferred TV series, or go dine in a lovely restaurant (preferably near the sea or the river) or just sit for a while on my balcony with an espresso coffee and see the world go by…

[Edited at 2020-09-25 12:34 GMT]
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svetlana cosquéric
 

Novian Cahyadi
Indonezija
Local time: 06:34
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Even more activities! Sep 25, 2020

When I'm done with my work, if I've still got some time left I'll just binge watching YouTube videos that I've missed. Oh, and they're all in English, and some are about astrophysics... or computers... or history.

Hmm, apparently I don't know how to relax.


 

Maria da Glória
Brazilija
Local time: 20:34
Narys (2020)
iš anglų į portugalų
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Physical activity Sep 25, 2020

After hours of sitting work, there is nothing like performing outdoor exercises, which is great for the physical and mental body.

 

Gibril Koroma  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 18:34
Narys (2017)
iš prancūzų į anglų
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Physical activity Sep 25, 2020

There is nothing like a long walk to beat fatigue.

 

Tom in London
Jungtinė Karalystė
Local time: 23:34
Narys (2008)
iš italų į anglų
Walk Sep 25, 2020

"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake".
- Wallace Stevens


P.L.F.Persio
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Nora Escoms
 

Becca Resnik  Identity Verified
Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Local time: 18:34
Narys
iš vokiečių į anglų
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Super intensive or not at all Sep 25, 2020

Although somewhat on hiatus due to COVID, I normally like to do my very intense sports activities in the evenings (circus arts [aerials] and martial arts [mostly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu]). However, if the timing of my husband coming back from work aligns with my need for a break, I just want to plop down on the couch and watch an episode of something on Netflix with him. Which, to be fair, is often followed by my activities anyway!

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Ispanija
Local time: 00:34
iš ispanų į anglų
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Physical Sep 25, 2020

A cross-country walk with my dog, which I'll be doing in an hour so, roughly an hour and a half before dusk, as usual.

 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Local time: 18:34
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Reading Or Personal Literary Projects, Occasional Walk Sep 25, 2020

After I submit a finished book translation to a client, I enjoy reading books on the theories and practice of psychoanalysis, as well as psychoanalytic case histories.

Right now, as a personal literary project, I am translating Camilo Castelo Branco's Amor de Perdição.

In other words, I don't really "unwind" all that much. I like to stay mentally energized, although I do take an occasional walk through a local park along a scenic river, and through a botanical garden
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After I submit a finished book translation to a client, I enjoy reading books on the theories and practice of psychoanalysis, as well as psychoanalytic case histories.

Right now, as a personal literary project, I am translating Camilo Castelo Branco's Amor de Perdição.

In other words, I don't really "unwind" all that much. I like to stay mentally energized, although I do take an occasional walk through a local park along a scenic river, and through a botanical garden surrounded by acres of very tall trees. Can't wait to view the colorful fall foliage!

But I often take my laptop with me to those places, since I really like to work surrounded by nature.

[Edited at 2020-09-25 19:13 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-09-25 19:15 GMT]
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expressisverbis
 

Chris S  Identity Verified
Jungtinė Karalystė
iš švedų į anglų
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Shoplifting Sep 25, 2020

They’re heavier than you’d think

Baran Keki
Jean Dimitriadis
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