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10 Ways to “Celebrate” International Panic Day + a Puzzle! (Contest)
Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Deb Brown!

International Panic Day is a “mock” holiday meant to give people a day to intentionally de-stress.

I’m all for that! Well, I’m all for another odd holiday and all for destressing! How ’bout you?

I thought making a list of ways I like to destress would be fun…

  1. ๐Ÿˆ Pet a pet
  2. ๐Ÿ“ป Listen to music
  3. โ˜• Drink a cup of tea
  4. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ Breathe
  5. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Meditate
  6. ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Swim!
  7. ๐Ÿ‘ญ Spend time with friends
  8. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ Go for a walk
  9. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ See a therapist
  10. ๐Ÿ๏ธ Get away from it all!

The last two aren’t things I generally do, but I was struggling to get to 10! I also managed to fit in a puzzle for you all since so many of you enjoy them!

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, solve the puzzle, then add to my list of 10 or tell me which items on my list you use!

15 comments to “10 Ways to “Celebrate” International Panic Day + a Puzzle! (Contest)”

  1. Anna Marie
    · June 18th, 2024 at 8:47 am · Link

    Get away from it all. Or read a book.

  2. Delilah
    · June 18th, 2024 at 8:50 am · Link

    Of course! Books weren’t on my list because, for me, writing them is a source of stress. LOL

  3. Deb Brown
    · June 18th, 2024 at 8:59 am · Link

    Read a book, go for a drive

  4. Eileen McCall
    · June 18th, 2024 at 10:23 am · Link

    I do several of your things – pet my dog, swim, etc. but I also will read or play a game on my iPad.

  5. Beckie
    · June 18th, 2024 at 10:43 am · Link

    Read a book, create art, swim, kayak, do genealogy, visit Drummond Island.

  6. Pansy Petal
    · June 18th, 2024 at 11:02 am · Link

    Love this puzzle! I kind of felt this way this morning when I went to my first physical therapy session. It ended up being very informative and, surprise, relaxing. So I was actually panicking about nothing. Then my brother came over and installed an air conditioner for me, so now I really get to relax AND breathe at the same time. But to answer you question, I knit or crochet to relax!

  7. Colleen C.
    · June 18th, 2024 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Read, listen to music, being around my pets, talking with my sister.

  8. Debra Guyette
    · June 18th, 2024 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Crochet or some other craft, play with grandchildren

  9. Mary Preston
    · June 18th, 2024 at 5:16 pm · Link

    I love to walk and read to de-stress. Knitting is fantastic too.

  10. BN
    · June 18th, 2024 at 11:13 pm · Link


  11. flchen
    · June 19th, 2024 at 12:34 am · Link

    Hugs, Delilah! I don’t have a pet and am not a huge fan of swimming, but otherwise I love your list! Crafting, whether it’s knitting or crocheting or calligraphy or something else, is also good for getting my mind to stop churning. And seeing friends is also great for talking me down! Sometimes baking something is a good thing too–both for the pleasure of making something, and then having something to either eat or give away after!

  12. Delilah
    · June 19th, 2024 at 3:04 am · Link

    3:18 — I liked the sharks in the picture. I still haven’t had a chance to watch Under Paris, so sharks are on my mind! And I didn’t add painting to my list!

  13. Jennifer Beyer
    · June 19th, 2024 at 2:27 pm · Link

    I like a nice cup of ginger tea to relax. I also like to be alone to relax.

  14. cindy
    · June 23rd, 2024 at 10:09 am · Link

    I like you list, but I don’t do any of those except music. If I am feeling sad, I will listen to my favorite sad songs, allow myself a good cry, then will feel better. I like to craft, nap, order out (no dishes no cooking), read, play computer games and watch TikTok videos–all without feeling guilty about wasting time!

  15. Delilah
    · June 29th, 2024 at 6:04 am · Link

    Thanks for contributing, everyone! I’m adding ginger tea to my turmeric, green, and sleepytime stash!

    The winner of the GC, chosen by a random number generator, is…Deb Brown!

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