(Closed) Share your ZEN secrets! What helps you chill out?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Zen things are . . . in no particular order . . . red wine, classical music, yoga, candles, red wine, making love, flowers, being in my backyard lying on the swing in a pile of cushions lazily watching butterflies flit around and hearing birds chirping, red wine.  Oh, and did I mention red wine? 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Running, yoga, taking a deep breath & counting to 10, petting my dog, taking a walk by the river, taking a nap, enjoying a glass of wine, chocolate, sitting by the ocean ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I definitely credit Bikram Yoga to helping me find my zen! Works wonders!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

yea i have been wondering this too. nothing helps my stress. i have been doing zumba, boot camp (another workout class), gardening… nothing helps. i find myself thinking about how to pay for this, when to order that, while i’m dancing and shaking my butt at zumba. i will try the wine next, but i’m scared it’ll have to be a bottle.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wine, spending time with my pets, exercising, relaxing after cleaning my house, watching movies in my jammies, cooking, my DIY spa nights with facial masks, foot masks and parafin hand treatment, naps and long walks on the beach and tanning. Yup, I know tanning is bad for you, but that’s my “me” time.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

**whispers** s.e.x.

…and, if I’m REALLY stressed, lots of S.E.X.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Running, reading, good movies and date nights with Fiance (no wedding talk!)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

yoga! snuggling with my fur baby. Date night with Fiance. and like you, a little wine never hurt! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Music and gym.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yoga most def is my number one, I do it a hour once a week realy helps. I also knit, sew, cook, work out, wacthing trash tv, reading, a cocktail, and of course spending time with Fiance and sex lol. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wine, and if it is a very stressful day going out with my girlfriends for a nice dinner (with wine of course)

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

DRINKING! Ha, just kidding (kind of).  I actually read about an amazing stress relieving technique in a magazine, and I have been following it and it’s been working.

Although it may sound contrary to your goal, you should actually allot, say, 5 minutes a day to let yourself feel stressed out and think stressful thoughts.  Any other time during the day, you simply tell yourself that you won’t let it bother you at this time, b/c you have a designated time later to dwell on stressful issues.  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

this might sound totally weird, but when I can’t go to sleep I use an app called Sleep Easily by a woman named shazzie. It walks you through a restful meditation to help you fall asleep and relax your entire body. 

also, wine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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