My projects have me jumping through hoops of a wide variety of technology, talking to people, writing, and even designing graphics. Sometimes I like to sit down and write something simple, as a way to relax.
Sometimes I find my own code projects to be relaxing. The MDL parser I'm working on now is one of them. I don't have any timelines, nor pressure to get it done.
Oddly, the pressure to get something done is one of the reasons why I gave up on my programming language. Perhaps it's the size of the project that makes a difference. My MDL project is small in scope and is useful almost immediately.
I used to code on Twitch streams as well. At first, it was relaxing, but I found an audience took that away somewhat. It wasn't stressful, but it wasn't relaxing either. As I coded the bots to fight others, I could feel people depending on me -- it really made no difference how few there were!
But MDL is relaxing, which leads to a problem other workaholics will identify with. Because it's relaxing, that work part of my brain isn't satisfied and continues questioning whether I should work on it, and often doesn't even let me start working on it. Though, I suppose this is another tale altogether.
Do you code to relax? If yes, then what do you code?