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|5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Icedprince1d(m): 10:17am On Mar 14|
There is no gainsaying the fact that the country is hard. Between an economy just recovering from recession, and a general state of hardship, considering the poor state of infrastructure, and the anger and frustrations everyone seems to be carrying around in their belly, Nigerians are in a perpetual state of being stressed.
All of this certainly isn’t news to you.
But then, how do Nigerians ease off? How do they let go some of the built up tension, and relax themselves, freshen up and get roaring to go again and surmount every odds in their way. I asked around, and found out a bit myself with some observation and I came up with the 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves.
1. Owambe. Turn Up
All the party wey dem dey do for Lagos City. I guess you know the lyrics to the rest of the song. Essentially, partying and turning up is the number one stress reliever. Even though the way and manner Nigerians party, you wonder if it isn’t a different level of stress on its own. But where there is good music, great food, friends and family, alcoholic drinks of all sorts, you can’t blame the average Nigerian of temporarily forgetting everything else that is wrong with the world and thoroughly enjoy themselves while at it.
2. Lodge in a Hotel
Lodging in a hotel is also another way Nigerians relive stress. Of course depending on their budget and income, the class of hotel will surely differ. But hotels bring a degree of comfort and relaxation you can not get anywhere else, even if there is light at home. The overworked mom might consider dropping the kids off at their grandparents and check in to a hotel in Lekki for the weekend where all she has to do is lounge in her bathrobe, drink wine, order room service and watch cable television without her husband asking for the remote because Chelsea and Arsenal are playing. When you take a break to lodge in an hotel, you get the opportunity to take advantage of amenities such as the swimming pool, spa and gym. Even business travelers have been known to stay an extra night when they travel for business, the extra night is for them to cool off proper after all the work.
You cant separate food from the Nigerian. After all what is the point of all the hustle if not to eat and to eat big. Whether they are preparing the meals themselves, ordering online, or eating in their favourite restaurant or buka, eating is a great stress reliever. The sight of Amala and Abula, or Fufu and Afang soup with plenty of obstacles, or a simmering plate of Jollof rice with firewood flavour is enough to dissipate not just hunger, but any stress the Nigerian might be facing at the time.
Another way many Nigerians relieve stress is through Spa, Yoga, Meditation or Exercise. Lots of upwardly mobile young people are increasingly engaging in these activities to achieve the ever elusive work-life balance. And the results are great too.
5. Stay at Home
When all has been said and done, staying at home is still a great option for when Nigerians want to relieve stress. It might actually mean turning down all of the above. And it works. When you think of the noise, the traffic, the interaction with people you might not necessarily want to interact with, staying home and shutting your window blinds right after you turn off your phone is also a valuable way to stay fresh and relax your nerves.
What other means have you employed to relax your nerves?
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|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Angelb4: 12:02pm On Mar 14|
Have confidence in President Buhari's agricultural revolution
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Naijaguy12345(m): 12:03pm On Mar 14|
Nigerians can consume beers no be small when it comes to cooling nerves.
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by EsotericMonk: 12:03pm On Mar 14|
For a person like me who works round the clock with little time for rest, whenever I have a weekend free to myself, I relax by:
Taking fruit wines or red wines with chicken or fish pepper soup.
Weekend travels to places of interests
Visit Nairaland whenever I wanna have a good laugh. We get craze ppl for here walahi
That's the life of a bachelor, yeah?
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by IamMissMarvel(f): 12:03pm On Mar 14|
We go to Gardens and joints to eat fish, pepper soup, nkwobi or suya and drink too, then go for comedy shows or to clubs.
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by bettercreature(m): 12:03pm On Mar 14|
Nigerian guys only stay at home when they are broke
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|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by livinus009(m): 12:03pm On Mar 14|
6. 5 bottles of Chiled Small Stout with Turkey Peppersoup
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Nobody: 12:03pm On Mar 14|
Take for instance MTN that outsourced their customer care service to ISON BPO
What does Mtn stand to gain? Why suffer agents who work under the contract? MTN must have paid ISON BPO for the contract, ISON PBO pay CCR between 35k to 45k per month which is too poor...extremely poor with no bonuses like recharge cards, devices etc.
Graduates get to do this job because of the employment situation in the country. CCR work for 9 hours with 5 seconds interval between the last call and the incoming call, can you imagine as agents get to talk for an average of 5 hours pee shift non stop!!!!!
Agents are expected to attend to 200 customers per day and agents must raise requests for each call. This is crazy.
Agents are not allowed to use their phones and even to use the restroom is forbidin as agents are usually attacked when they make use of the restroom with the new software in the company known as Avaya!!. It is pathetic. Really pathetic. I'm sure when you check the amount of money Mtn must have spent per agent, it must be more than what ISON BPO pays to each CCR! Now, why outsource the service?
Why can't Mtn employ these CCR, pay them above the ridiculous amount the company (ISON BPO) pay these staff?
Why work when you can't use the salary to even maintain a decent home? Why work when salary cant even allow you to start up a family after spending years and money in school?/We are talking about graduates here?
Is it that companies like MTN run away from paying workers bonuses? They can still employ these workers and pay them high and avoid bonuses and develop another term for them instead of outsourcing the service to contract companies who exploit these citizens of ours and pay them ridiculous salaries! It is completely unfair. People work from month to month and do nothing with the salary.
You can imagine earning between 35k to 45k per month as a graduate in this economy of ours!
When next you call Mtn customer care centre, please empathise with that agent speaking with you because he/she is suffering and not happy. As a CCR, your eyes, ears, back bones etc will suffer badly! They can't use their phone except during break time (30 minutes, 15 minutes and 15 minutes), to use the restroo[m is almost an evil as you get to be shouted at!!
It is really a pathetic place to work! I still need to understand why companies outsource their services as contract staff get to suffer. This our country have really suffered most of us!
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|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Naijaguy12345(m): 12:03pm On Mar 14|
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Annnonymous: 12:03pm On Mar 14|
6 Visit nairaland
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by lostluggage: 12:03pm On Mar 14|
Okoli , abeg pass me the kpoli
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by jamael(m): 12:04pm On Mar 14|
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by yztak: 12:04pm On Mar 14|
6:shut down a bar
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by BruncleZuma: 12:04pm On Mar 14|
Watching the Super Eagles play...
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Nobody: 12:04pm On Mar 14|
You forgot the most important one
Come on nairaland and curse out at whoever is pissing you off or not pissing you off
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by 14teenK: 12:04pm On Mar 14|
That lodging in a hotel is coded word for blowing oloshos and gigolos..... How can you mention 5 and not mention sex... Meanwhile man u fans how market
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by AlphaBest007: 12:04pm On Mar 14|
That number four is not feasible in Nigeria now.
The Ultimate and most often used method Nigerians use to calm their nerves is to come online and rant, savage people they can't even look in the eye in the real world....And TROLLING-- they troll government officials celebs,each other and themselves.
Twitter and Nairaland serves as expedient platforms to do these...
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Annnonymous: 12:05pm On Mar 14|
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Weirdmuzik: 12:05pm On Mar 14|
U are surely not a Nigerian. Where u put beer weed and codeine for my science students
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by AreaFada2: 12:06pm On Mar 14|
Party, food & drink.
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Nobody: 12:06pm On Mar 14|
Lodge in a hotel without your husband and kids!
if i hear..
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by A1dgentle(m): 12:08pm On Mar 14|
An average working class naija man goes to beer parlour err'day to cool nerves
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Owamudia: 12:08pm On Mar 14|
This is heart wrenching!
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Noblefreeman(m): 12:09pm On Mar 14|
They curse buhari
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by alexistaiwo: 12:09pm On Mar 14|
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by Maxinho(m): 12:09pm On Mar 14|
Open troll accounts to curse out their frustrations on unsuspecting online users [color=#990000][/color]
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by agarawu23(m): 12:10pm On Mar 14|
rgurl:that one is pointless. How will I leave my house and lodge hotel alone Just to relax?
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by sammy4life1(m): 12:10pm On Mar 14|
8. Play Bet9ja
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|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by 400billionman: 12:11pm On Mar 14|
Drive around town for those with car
|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by correctguy101(m): 12:13pm On Mar 14|
Me do gaming too. Nothing like a good adventure game or a real competitor in a soccer game.
Visit my mom or daughter or friends.
And yes, catfish pepper soup, nothing beats it
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|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by 400billionman: 12:14pm On Mar 14|
Vote out APC. Many guys play Football betting to ease stress,
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|Re: 5 Ways Nigerians Relax Their Nerves by toro92: 12:16pm On Mar 14|
pcjuvy:I have been here too.
I worked for Airtel outsourced customer care company, techmahindra. There isn't a single lie in your post. Thank God I left.
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