One of those days…

Ever had one of those days?

A day where you just need to hit something?

I’m taking great delight in a little side project I’ve been given here at the farm – splitting logs to make fence posts. It’s great exercise, makes me feel strong, and tuckers me out. Not to mention that it’s productive, and cheaper than therapy, ha!

So what’s your go-to activity when you’re needing to hit something? Whether you live on a farm or live in the city, what’s one productive way you cope with stress?

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About Brie Aronson

Brie Aronson came to Polyface from southern California. During college, she was diagnosed with food allergies and had to begin asking about the source of every single thing she put in her mouth. This led to an interest in all things food and she sought out a way to learn how it can be produced ethically and sustainably. Her desire is to help people shift their focus from counting calories, being intimidated by their kitchens, and being disconnected from the land to one that experiences the life-giving enjoyment of food. Having completed the internship in summer 2010, she now assists with the buying clubs and sales building, leads school tours of the farm, and will be the summer 2012 farm cook.

11 Responses to One of those days…

  1. Charles says:

    Normally when I’m stressed out I go to the gym and lift weights or hit a heavy bag. But on days like these when I’m feeling glum hanging heavy on me I don’t want to do anything. However, after reading your blog (from Baghdad no less) I’ve built up enough motivation to put on the gym clothes and go do shoulder day (I hate shoulder days….lol.) Thanks for the motivation. My gym partner thanks you even more. I found this blog in the attempt to help my wife out while she’s back home with the kids on the property. To hopefully give her some ideas for our farm and to motivate her while I’m constantly away. The funny thing is I read the blog more then she does because I’m the one that needs the motivation.


  2. Mitzi says:

    I like to create. I go to my craft room and make something. I try to channel the anger and frustration into creating something beautiful

  3. marykate says:

    Making bread is great therapy for frustration :)the that plus a run while it rises usually keeps me sane.

  4. Nita says:

    Yeah, my favorite therapy is splitting wood…about the same as your fence posts. It sure helps!

  5. Kelly says:

    I really enjoy just sitting and watching animals around me. Letting them come close to me and watching how careful the chickens are to watch every move, and even try to get closer so I will pet them or even rub their necks. The goat will try to nuzzle my arm in hopes that I will scratch her horns 🙂 Really refreshing to see how God has taken so much detailed attention to each specific aspect of his creation.

  6. Hyla says:

    I’m a yarn ‘freak’, so I knitting and crocheting is my major de-stress activity. It’s my meditation, and I get something to wear!! I also love to turn dirt in the garden.

    ps. id love to show anyone how to knit or crochet…best craft ever

  7. Tonia says:

    I go to the goat barn and clean out, rearrange or just sit and talk to the goats.. They are so very understanding!….Lol

  8. Grace Hernandez says:

    Chopping wood and carrying water;ancient stress solution!