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Just in case you are having a rough day, here is a stress management technique recommended in all the latest psychological tests.

The funny thing is that it works.

1. Picture yourself near a stream in the mountains.

2. Birds are softly chirping in the cool mountain air.

3. No one knows your secret place.

4. You are in total seclusion from the hectic place called the world.

5. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.

6. The water is crystal clear.

7. You can easily make out the face of the person you are holding under the water.

See. You're smiling already.

80 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:44 pm

    It does work!

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  2. Anonymous6:36 am

    Yes, that was awesome, good job, good job.

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  3. It really does work ... I'm still smiling

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  4. Anonymous2:24 pm

    Funny, haha. THanks for that smile.

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  5. Anonymous3:14 pm

    aarrr - the face is me!!!

    i can't let go, and i can't breathe, can't stop

    arrrr

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  6. Anonymous3:48 pm

    Didn't work. Explosive lameness.

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  7. Anonymous8:49 pm

    It it common to murder 3 people after step 4

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  8. Anonymous9:11 pm

    wow thats awsome !!!! im smiling at last

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  9. Anonymous9:27 pm

    OH SHI-

    I lost the game.

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  10. Anonymous11:07 pm

    You know why it works? Because that's a good description of where people should be living. Many of us live in very unnatural environments, which is stressful in more ways than you can imagine.

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  11. Anonymous12:20 am

    I'm not smiling, I think I need something more stress relieving.

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  12. dammit. it works. lol

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  13. You are so right! I did smile. Not in a bad way. "No real people were hurt or injured in the making of this joke." Thanks for the giggle. :) Kath

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  14. Anonymous2:18 am

    It didn't work!

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  15. Haha, thats the way to do it. KILL THEM ALL!!

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  16. Anonymous4:38 am

    No, that was a load of bullshit, my good man. This technique might work on people 10 and under, though.

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  17. Anonymous5:00 am

    super awesome

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  18. Anonymous5:43 am

    horrible...disturbing concept

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  19. I'm glad to see you all entering into the spirit of the thing. The only thing I can say is, it works for me, but I won't tell you how old I am. ;-)

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  20. Anonymous7:07 pm

    It worked like a charm with me!
    And I'm well over my 20s!

    Now back to work... Teehehe!

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  21. You're right, I was smiling :)

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  22. Anonymous2:51 am

    Works if you're a suggestible plebeian.

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  23. Anonymous6:04 am

    Someone who felt the rath of my stress today sent me this joke, I appreciated it very much.. Needed a good laugh !! Anyone who didn't think that joke was funny, obviously isn't trying to make a living as a Realtor in this CRAP of a market!!!! To all who think this joke is crude....Try negotiating with Bankers & Lenders after the big bailout!!! You'll come around........

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  24. Yes it works. It works better if you close your eyes and sit back!

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  25. Congo Spruce1:02 pm

    I can't believe I spent even a fraction of a minute reading this horseshit. Did you come up with "Someone's got a case of the Monday's!" also? Go watch American Idol and leave the inspirational quotes to someone else.

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  26. It seems like a lot of people didn't read to the end of the post....some were amused, some were horrified, but quite a few seem to have missed the joke all together....

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  27. Anonymous3:19 pm

    that was good

    very clever :)

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  28. Anonymous4:57 pm

    Nice. Very therapeutic.

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  29. Anonymous6:55 pm

    Very good :)

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  30. Anonymous10:57 pm

    this is so gay

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  31. Anonymous2:34 am

    lllllllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame!

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  32. Anonymous7:50 am

    Wow. That actually made me the opposite of happy. I can't be with the person I was holding.

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  33. Amazing, so simple and it does work! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Just seen a floating condom on the crystal-clear water. I'm laughing out loud, now

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  35. Anonymous3:01 pm

    Sooooooo, so many faces.....

    Ouch... The rheumatoid arthritis in my arms, shoulders, and hands is tooooo painful to complete the list. There's gotta be an easier way.

    Oh, that beautiful silver coloured Benelli holds 13 rounds.
    It loads so easily - the rounds just slide in.
    The pump action smoothly slides backwards, then with a firm, swift jerk forward the first round jolts into the chamber...

    Sooooooo many faces....

    Oh, I forgot this is England. Can't have that sort of hardware here...

    Hmmm...

    I wonder if I paid all those "faces", would they go on holiday to the U.S.A. with me?

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  36. Anonymous5:11 pm

    i don't mean to b a downer, but for me it did't really work.................... sorry

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  37. A. Person6:59 pm

    This actually reminds me of something that happened the other day. I was by the river giving some wholemeal bread and lettuce to the swans and generally having a relaxing time. Then I heard noises from the other side of the river. There was a bunch of teenagers dragging a large wooden crate or something around. They threw this crate at the swans and tried to kill them. Luckily the swans escaped without harm but it spoiled my day. It would have been very relaxing to hold the heads of these stupid teenagers under the water.

    I'm guessing the people that said "this didn't work" either didn't get the joke or didn't read to the end. I envy the people that think this is crude, they must not encounter many annoying people.

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  38. Anonymous9:38 pm

    Take That, M.F. !!
    Splash, Splash, Splash !!
    Remember my Bonus last year?
    Neither Do I !!
    Splash, Splash !
    Take That, you M.F. !!
    ...
    Oh, I feel so much better.
    Thanks!
    God Bless You !!

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  39. i read the first line and thought what the hell, give it a shot and i kept on going. i began to visualise a lovely place so i kept on reading and at the end... i laughed my ass off!

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  40. Anonymous12:25 am

    Heh, this was good. =)

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  41. Anonymous12:57 am

    That actually just creeped me out a lot. I was all relaxed and then I read something about a face under the water and I was like "ahhh a face!!!" It was more like a scarey movie for me

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  42. That was really awesome.

    But maybe that's just because I'm a suggestible plebeian.

    But really, that was great.

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  43. Anonymous4:45 am

    this freaked me out.... i saw a really scary face. well it's 6am and I have studied all night, maybe that's why...

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  44. Anonymous5:35 am

    Thank You very much, it did bring a smile to my face.

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  45. Anonymous7:04 am

    totally awesome it actually worked

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  46. Well, enough people have said this already but...yeah, this is awesome.

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  47. That's BRILLIANT! I Feel SOOOOO much more relaxed. I will use this technique for stress relief for the rest of my life. And people will wonder why I'm always smiling! Thanks!

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  48. "Remember my Bonus last year?
    Neither Do I !!"

    I soooo relate to that!

    Thanks for all the comments. I read them all. :-)

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  49. It's hard to believe, but for whatever reason, that brought a smile to my face. So now, whenever someone is annoying me, I must try very hard to make sure I only imagine me doing this to them, but not actually do it

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  50. Anonymous2:53 am

    i rather smoke a joint

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  51. Anonymous4:02 am

    o crap thats me, i need to jump in and save myself even though i cant swim!!!!!

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  52. Anonymous4:29 am

    thanks whoever wrote that it actually made me smile ive had a very bad day

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  53. thanks! thats awesome! im soo going to try that at work tomorrow when someone leaves me a bad tip and i feel myself getting aggrivated lol

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  54. what a waste of internet.

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  55. Anonymous1:05 am

    I do like this one! I use it often. The other one I use (for computer related problems) is to imagine I'm standing on the top of a tall building, then drop the computer that is giving me grief off the edge. In slow motion, I watch it tumble end over end until, finally, it hits the ground and shatters into a million pieces, a bit like a firework going off. *sigh* I always feel so much better after that!

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  56. Thanks for your comments. Positive and negative (any that didn't make it were just downright abusive).

    You'll be glad to know that having worked the tables myself, I'm a good tipper.

    Thanks for the computer stress relief, I've needed something like that for a long time. :-)

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  57. Left me a bit depressed.

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  58. Anonymous7:57 pm

    haha, it worked, i'm still smiling

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  59. Anonymous7:57 pm

    haha, it worked, i'm still smiling

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  60. Anonymous8:31 pm

    I know who I was holding under! :)

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  61. great tips to relief from stress, thanks.

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  62. Anonymous5:23 am

    Ahhh...yes...it's the face of my now ex-boyfriend who broke up with me yesterday...Valentine's Day...I feel much more peaceful now.

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  63. Works like a charm, thanks for sharing!

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  64. Anonymous3:11 am

    Nothing short of awesome!

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  65. Anonymous7:31 am

    Photoshopped, I can tell!!!

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  66. Anonymous8:48 am

    yesyesyes...this does work i drown people in streams all the time

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  67. Anonymous1:53 am

    i didn't smile.
    oh well.

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  68. Laughter always relieves a part of stress, and the steps above were quite funny...BUT if someone is severe stressed, worried or tensed, they might not work...
    But I liked it :)

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  69. Anonymous6:58 am

    works much better to actually do it

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  70. I am doing this since i was 10.

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  71. Hehe you are a genius.

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  72. Works for me too. Muchos gracias!

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  73. anyone that said it did not work, f*ck you. its because you were caught by a girlfriend or a boyfriend that you were picturing it on. you have a miserable life. anyone that smiled :) good for you, you know how to enjoy life...some people can learn from you :)) rock on :)

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  74. It's true, I will pay more for this but I will save my money after read your article, Thank you.
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