Post # 1
I have always been someone who’s very busy. Recently I’ve started questioning if I really know how to relax and de-stress. I feel like when I do have downtime my mind is constantly thinking of the next “to do” listing and so it’s not all that relaxing for me.
My question for you ladies – how do you relax and de-stress? Any tips you can offer on how to clear your mind of the busy day-to-day activities?
Post # 3
I treat myself to a pedicure every once in awhile. I work really hard and stress myself out a lot, but getting pampered every so often keeps me from losing my cool. I also just like to have Sunday movies days with my SO. Spending a day cuddling on the couch is really relaxing to me as well.
Post # 4
@RunningGal: i hear ou. my fi has often told me i need to learn to relax. im starting to take baths and just read a magazine when i can.
Post # 5
For destressing, exercise definitely. Running or weights.
I’m like you, and terrible at relaxing. What I’ve had to do is start scheduling “down time” because otherwise I feel bad because I’m not *doing* something. So now, most nights, after 7:30 pm it’s just “hang out and do what we want” time; for me that’s knitting, or reading, or watching a movie. I find that having that time helps me relax before bed, and then I sleep better, which makes me more productive when I’m getting things done, so it helps me to justify “wasting” that time to myself. (Because I do feel like I’m wasting it sometimes.)
Post # 6
I defiintely have to write it into my schedule or I stress over wasting time. I schedule my workout in the morning as well as time reading the Psalms and I schedule an hour and a half for grooming and a bath at night. Thesee really have become my only non negotiables in my day.