Savagedoge
Big Shot
23
Account Executive
One hobby that I picked up during the lockdown was gardening. It helps, for sure
Soiboi
Politicker
4
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Gardening all day, just got a plot of land from the city at the community garden and it's been a fun project. ^^ 
Savagedoge
Big Shot
0
Account Executive
Oh, for sure. Zen gardens have always fascinated me. Takes some skill too, I’ve heard
NoSuperhero
Politicker
3
BDR
It's hard to in an apartment without a balcony, but i try to keep my plants growing! It helps for sure!
DaveyDimes
Acclaimed Answer
1
Account Executive
The plants on my tinny deck are my safe space!
beerisforclosers
Politicker
0
Account Manager
Yes! Love gardening. We just moved out of our apartment and put in raised beds this past weekend in the backyard. Looking forward to all the fresh salads!
SPT
Good Citizen
0
AE
Me too! Gardening is definitely my new hobby. It's expensive, haha. 
AnchorPoint
Politicker
22
Business Coach
Not sure if I mentioned Whiskey... but whiskey.

Incognito
WR Officer
2
Master of Disaster
I will also mention whiskey 
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
1
account executive
Proper 12
AnchorPoint
Politicker
1
Business Coach
Can rarely go wrong with the Irish... try RedBreast
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
0
Account Executive
I like a proper 12 and pepsi max, wedge of lime, ya laughing
AnchorPoint
Politicker
0
Business Coach
Eliminate the pepsi and the lime, replace the 12 with RedBreast... enjoy and thank me later.
Chep
WR Officer
0
Commercial Account Executive
isopurple alcohol isn't bad if you can get over the taste
ray
Executive
18
Head of Sales - EMEA Growth
Came here to see how many people mentioned "drugs"
CuriousFox
WR Officer
13
Senior Account Executive
Forgive me I had to Google those initials 😆👀

Also I cook and compete in BBQ competitions. Getting ready for a major one in May. 
T3Tony
Catalyst
3
Regional Sales MAnager
@CuriousFox What kind of BBQ do you specialize in? Brisket, ribs etc??
SleuthstarSDR
Opinionated
1
Sales operations for SaaS Corp
Up vote if you like ribs - get out if you don’t ..... now I can’t stop thinking about ribs 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
1
Senior Account Executive
Ribs Memphis 〽️ style. Nothing beats it. 
exec
Catalyst
10
Account Executive
golf, baking, running - the lockdown's been good to me! 
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
3
account executive
I got into golf as well. Still slicing to the right though
T3Tony
Catalyst
2
Regional Sales MAnager
@mightysteelleg just use the foot wedge. Remember the one with the fastest car never has a bad lie.
ResearchSeller13
0
Senior Sales Executive
Yes Golf! I got a little putting thing for my apartment and take 5 min putting breaks every hour.
Hotlead
Politicker
9
Producer
Nicotine and Coffee, after all we're in sales 😂
beermoney
Politicker
7
SDR
Jiu jitsu 

Get mentally beat up at work and physically beat up after #balance

(but actually, it's really fun, and really get stress relief)
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
4
account executive
Jiujitsu gives me a sense of balance. Its my escape, being able to just completely focus on something else for an hour every night is weirdly calming
beermoney
Politicker
4
SDR
I feel the same way! I love that bjj demands total mental and physical presence the entire time you're on the mat. No time to think about how my hair looks or the emails I haven't replied to when I'm stuck in side control lmao 

ps. for my fellow salesgals: I'm a lady and it's still fun AF and do-able for anyone of any size and level of fitness, highly recommend 
Oden
Valued Contributor
1
Account Executive
Be mindful as a woman in BJJ, TBH. There are a lot of dirt-bags who are black belts who "groom" young woman for sexual assaults'. Some key indicators would be, cult like gym where you are "not allowed" to visit other gyms, no dedicated woman's class. Or if they have one its taught by a man. If it feels culty, it probably is. Know who the gym is affiliated with. Sadly the founders of BJJ are mostly these types of dirt-bags. 
headhunter
1
AE
glad to hear the Jiu jitsu is getting shouted out so much! how long have you been training? favorite sub? 
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
0
IoT Sales Specialist
I just started BJJ 2 months ago for the same reason. Love it
Seth_Davis
Big Shot
6
Account Executive
Yoga, Weight Training, Fishing, Golfing, Traveling 
neversettle
Politicker
0
SDR
Yoga keeps me zen AF!
Seth_Davis
Big Shot
0
Account Executive
Adderall also helps.... and Valium 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
0
Regional Sales Director
You have a great set there 🔥🙏
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
5
Account Executive
- Watching Formula 1
- Guitar / Singing
- Biking
- Video Games
- Golf
amyhyoung
Politicker
2
VP Operations
Did you watch the Formula 1 series on Netflix? Just finished the latest season, and already can't wait for the next. 
neversettle
Politicker
0
SDR
@amyhyoung what's the name of the series? Interested in watching!
amyhyoung
Politicker
0
VP Operations
@neversettle Formula 1: Drive to Survive. There’s 3 seasons but only 10 episodes each, highly recommend! 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
1
Account Executive
The netflix show is what got me hooked during the pandemic. Got tickets to the Montreal GP if it still ends up happening! @amyhyoung
amyhyoung
Politicker
1
VP Operations
Wow, I’m jealous 🤩 hope it does happen for you too!! 

now you’re giving me ideas for future Commission exchange and contest prizes.. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
2
Account Executive
Monaco Grand Prix package, please 😉
MrMotivation
Politicker
2
Sales
Who do you root for in F1?
Favorite guitar you own?
Mountain?
What current game has your attention?
Favorite club to hit?
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
3
Account Executive
1. Red Bull / Mclaren
2. Gibson V that I customized
3. Hybrid bike, not mountain
4. Call of Duty + F1 2020
5. 3 wood
MrMotivation
Politicker
2
Sales
Did we just become best friends?
Salespreuner
Big Shot
1
Regional Sales Director
F1 for sure is helping big time 💯
classicrunningman
Good Citizen
5
Enterprise Business Development Representative
Running ultramarathons and training a Belgian Malinois seem to help. Get that bite work in! 
cw95
Politicker
5
Sales Development Lead
Although I thought I would never say this - cleaning. Stressed or having a bad day, clean the environment you work in. Distracts you for a while and then almost subconsciously refreshes your mindset in your workplace!
Don_Ready
Politicker
4
AE
Renovating a house will redirect your sales stress into a new unfamiliar type of stress!
beerisforclosers
Politicker
3
Account Manager
Nothing like the high of walking through Lowes gathering material for your new project and crash as the reality of your renovation skillset hits home a few days later hahaha
SRM
1
Sr Manager, Sales Developent
Living that right now, EOQ was stressful so I thought doubling my stress would be fun!
Captain_Q
Arsonist
4
Sr. Account Executive
Boating and Golf.....in the winter, vodka;)
justsignit
Contributor
0
Account Executive
Yus! @Captain_Q Golfing all year round in the south... and G&T's 
salesninja
Opinionated
4
VP
working out, gambling, drinking, watching The Masters
salesnerd
WR Officer
3
Head of Growth
Something that is fairly mindless but also creative. I do a bunch of woodworking, I like making bread, and I enjoy yard work.
Flipper
Good Citizen
3
Staff Sales Engineer
I find that CrossFit and running increases my resilience to stress
Leadlover
Contributor
1
UK Sales Manager
Totally. A period of time with no hiit can lead to massive stress even over reasonably minor things...
rekled
Opinionated
3
Strategic Account Executive
Golf. It always keep me humble. I can hit a good shot on one hole and shank it on the next. But you have to remain focused on the next shot and stick to your process that will likely yield the most success. 
sales7
Politicker
2
Commercial Product Enablement
Swimming helps me but I haven't been able to during lock down :(
StoweSalesmaster
Good Citizen
1
Director of Sales
I'm lucky - our Gym opened for privates lanes in July - I get there five days a week.
desperado
Politicker
2
Head of Sales
Making music, reading books, fishing.

Fishing & reading help me reset when I need it most. 

Making music is great after closing. I take the energy and channel it into FL Studio 😂
CaneWolf
Politicker
2
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I've recently started going on super long walks (6ish miles) while listening to podcasts that actually teach me something (FiveThirtyEight, Prof G Show, Planet Money, FutureCommerce). I realize not everyone can go do that for 2 hours but even 45 minutes can make a huge difference.

Video games with direct competition and sci-fi books also help out a lot.
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
1
account executive
I want to go for a long walk now
WillSell4Commish
Opinionated
1
VP of Deez
The competitive gaming part resonates... I have too many hours to admit into CS:GO
CaneWolf
Politicker
2
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I have a few games with hour trackers that I just never need to see. Also, your username is excellent. 
SaaSMan
Contributor
2
Commercial Director
I've started brewing my own beer. Relaxing process and when things get overly stressful it can all soon be blacked out with a few pints
Bandido
Politicker
2
Client Director
Golf, long distance running, and smoking meats
WenWest15
Executive
2
Principal Business Development Manager
I hike and garden and do yoga and hassle my teens. That last one is key. 

NoSuperhero
Politicker
2
BDR
I was thinking of posting about this!


I paint, I do linoleum carvings, and like to go out on hikes and stuff. Also, exercise has become a must to cope with anxiety.
ellesells
Opinionated
2
Account Executive
Kickboxing! Nothing like kicking the shit out of the bag until I'm so existentially tired that I forget I have a job!
Robot
Politicker
2
Account Exec
Beer, shooting and blowing up shit, Formula one, chopping shit, and cooking. 
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
2
Account Manager
Golf.  There is nothing better than SMASHING balls into the fairway and then duffing your approach shot.  Calms my nerves every time. 
Chief
Arsonist
1
Account Executive
Nothing better that ruining a great drive with a shitty approach lol
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
1
Account Manager
Haha! This is the only thing in golf that I can honestly say I’ve mastered.  
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