What to you do to "relax"?

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PeaNut 514,794
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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:48:10 PM
I need to learn how to relax. I tried yoga and found it incredibly boring.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:52:39 PM
I find crocheting relaxing, as well as reading books.

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PeaNut 121,208
December 2003
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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:53:54 PM
bubblebath, margarita and a cool magazine usually do the trick

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PeaNut 308,186
April 2007
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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:54:08 PM
Watch recorded shows (no commercials!)
Go to a movie by myself
Journal or write poetry
Swim/relax by the pool
Have wine and laugh with friends
Take a nap

I only find time for one of these about once or twice a week but oh what a difference they make!


PeaNut 172,235
October 2004
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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:55:05 PM
Have my husband massage my feet (or go and get a ped at a push)....I cannot stay tense when that's being done.

Today, I will be colouring outside the lines.

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PeaNut 43,034
July 2002
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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:56:55 PM
Being outside is the most relaxing thing to me--working in the garden or taking a walk.

Sometimes going to a movie or just taking a drive relaxes me, if I'm in the right mood.

Two Peas is sometimes relaxing...however today, it's getting me all riled up.

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December 2002
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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:19:34 PM
Take a walk
Drink wine

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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:26:16 PM
Gem Swap on my iPad. I'm a little addicted, but I just love it.

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PeaNut 295,941
February 2007
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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:29:09 PM
Go for a run or walk
Enjoy a TV show and a lass of wine


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March 2007
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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:37:31 PM
In all honesty, sex.



PeaNut 539,539
January 2012
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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:44:18 PM
Glass of wine and a bubble bath.
Have my husband scratch and tickle my back.
Sex .
Sit in a dark and quiet room and just lay on the couch and shut my eyes. I don't usually fall asleep but I find having 15 minutes or so of quiet time really helps me out.

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January 2001
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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:45:25 PM
Riding motorcycle
Petting my dog (seriously, it does wonders)
laying in bed and watching mindless reality TV.


PeaNut 412,905
February 2009
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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:48:12 PM
Puzzles - logic problems, 'other' type of puzzles, sometimes crosswords
Watch a favourite old movie
Take my DGS's to golf. I don't play but I take them to their games\practice.


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January 2010
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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:00:40 PM
I make cards
watch BBC series, etc or favorite shows

the other day I had a 2 hour dentist appointment (NOT so relaxing other than I was horizontal for that time) ....then I met up with an old girlfriend and she insisted we go fo r one glass of wine and an appetizer at Quincy Market.. can't tell you HOW relaxing and rejuventaing that was... just seeing an old friend...

I love to window shop to.. but don't get out to the malls so much anymore.. hate the traffic


PeaNut 544,018
February 2012
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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:03:54 PM
Reading something airy.


Deep breathing.

Taking a long walk.

Baking desserts. And then eating them. Haha.

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August 2005
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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:11:20 PM
I go to the gun range with my husband. We compete to see who is the better shot. It's fun. Our gun range is in the middle of nowhere and there aren't many members so we just go and enjoy nature and shoot some targets.


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PeaNut 104,551
September 2003
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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:20:17 PM
Smashing butterflies.

(I've had a rough few weeks)

I like to paint, if I ever have time anymore.


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PeaNut 32,933
March 2002
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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:30:50 PM
Making paper piecings. cutting those small pieces out is very relaxing to me.

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PeaNut 65,877
January 2003
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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:12:02 PM
reading a book
walking on the beach in the evening or early morning
Walking in the forest


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PeaNut 32,283
March 2002
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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:54:49 PM
Hand quilting


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May 2001
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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:58:13 PM
listen to music

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March 2002
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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:36:52 PM
- drink wine
- read
- surf the internet
- watch the Food Network



PeaNut 32,028
March 2002
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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:49:25 PM
1. Scrapping
2. Playing a card/board game with family/friends
3. going to the movies


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PeaNut 120,657
December 2003
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:05:15 AM
Knit. Watch tv. Drink a beer or a glass of wine. Ahhhhh.

(the 3 activities are done simultaneously)


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September 2006
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:38:43 AM
I get a massage.


PeaNut 526,561
November 2011
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:43:16 AM
Yoga, beadwork, read, watch tv.

You should give yoga another try - I use it different breaths the time for calming me down , chilling out etc. perhaps the class you went to wasn't the right one for you.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 6:42:26 AM
Yoga just made me more nervous as the instructor was really strict and talked so low I could barely hear him, so struggled to pay attention to what he was saying instead of relaxing.

To relax: I crochet, read, ride my horse, play on the internet

Find something you enjoy, it may be something totally different than what other people like. Take a walk, do stretches, put on soothing music, etc.


PeaNut 269,170
July 2006
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Posted: 10/4/2012 8:57:21 AM
Sitting down with a cup of coffee and reading or surfing the internet. Sometimes, I watch tv. Relaxing is rare for me so I want to do something mindless

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PeaNut 59,094
December 2002
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Posted: 10/4/2012 9:02:56 AM
Read. Somewhere comfortable. When the weather is nice outside on my porch swing. Or on my recliner inside. Love it.

-disclaimer-I don't have a porch. My swing is on my deck.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 9:19:34 AM
taking a nice, warm shower


surfing online

sitting outside on a perfect Fall day

going somewhere and finding beautiful things in nature to take photos of. (my favorite)

sometimes shopping, if I can wander around by myself and have no pressure of time or finding the perfect something

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June 2003
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Posted: 10/4/2012 9:48:14 AM
Sitting on my deck w/a cup of coffee and enjoying the calm and quiet of my backyard.


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PeaNut 49,641
September 2002
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Posted: 10/4/2012 9:57:55 AM
I go for a walk. Whether my stress is mental or due to excess energy, I find a walk always helps.

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November 2011
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:13:16 AM
Ride my horse
surf the web
clean house


PeaNut 255,961
April 2006
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:19:14 AM
I love to:

watch chick flicks
fold laundry while watching tv
create something (sew, scrapbook, etc)
take a bath (by MYSELF)
mow the grass (on a riding lawnmower...seriously)
go shopping with the hubby or my best friend...
stay up late in the night and talk to my DH

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October 2002
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:01:13 AM
-snuggle with my dog
-go for a run (not relaxing during, but I feel relaxed after)
-play Boggle on my iPad
-Pinterest (so addicting)

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August 2006
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:38:21 AM
I play word racer to clear my head. I dont know why it works but it does!

Then I scrap, read or watch tv.

A little glass of red wine never hurts either!!

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February 2004
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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:36:12 PM
I soak in a bath hot enough to boil lobsters, with a good book and a glass of wine


PeaNut 396,400
October 2008
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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:53:28 PM
I read.
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May 2003
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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:56:58 PM
Read on my Kindle (usually with a cup of coffee nearby)
Work on a jigsaw puzzle

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August 2004
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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:59:56 PM
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