“RELAX” That’s a word I hear a lot but I don’t exactly know HOW to do it. My brain never stops and there’s never a moment of peace in my hectic life so to relax is a far-fetched idea for me.
No matter what I do, I’m always on edge because I know that something is always around the corner. As soon as I try to relax…
Especially if I’m at home, on the other side of the door, there is always something bound to blow up.
Despite everything though, I do try to relax. There ARE things that help me relax. First of all…writing. I think this is pretty much a given for anyone that knows me. I’m happy when I’m writing. If I’m angry, I write. If I’m happy, I write. I write to be alive and it helps me relax.
Bubble baths…Once a week or once every couple of weeks, I try to give myself at least a half hour in the tub, despite everything that might be going on in my life. I fill up the bubbles and fill in the bath salts. Turn the water up to almost scalding hot and then I let my body just unwind.
Of course, another given is reading. Well, duh.
Anytime I’m feeling REALLY stressed out, I take a drive. This doesn’t count if it’s rush hour traffic filled with idiots. It has to be a time and place when I can drive without worrying about anything, blasting my music and singing at the top of my lungs.
I also like to sit in a Starbucks sometimes and people watch.
Nothing beats listening to music though. I AM that girl that has her headphones on ALL.THE.TIME.
OK, if I leave this out, I’ll have people thinking I’m insane…
If none of these can help me relax…then there is a secret weapon.
Tell me…how do YOU relax?