What to you do to "relax"?

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beachgirl55
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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.

Thanks, ANn

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

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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:54:08 PM
Read
Watch recorded shows (no commercials!)
Go to a movie by myself
Scrapbook
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!



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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.




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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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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:19:34 PM
Take a walk
Read
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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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:29:09 PM
Go for a run or walk
Read
Enjoy a TV show and a lass of wine

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



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



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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:48:12 PM
Scrapbook
Puzzles - logic problems, 'other' type of puzzles, sometimes crosswords
Read
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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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

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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:03:54 PM
Reading something airy.

Scrapbooking.

Deep breathing.

Taking a long walk.

Baking desserts. And then eating them. Haha.

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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.

Heather


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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:20:17 PM
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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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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:12:02 PM
reading a book
scrapbooking
knitting
walking on the beach in the evening or early morning
Walking in the forest


Patti

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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:54:49 PM
Reading
Hand quilting


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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:58:13 PM
read
scrap
listen to music


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

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




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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.



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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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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

reading

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


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

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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:19:14 AM
I love to:

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

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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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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


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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:53:28 PM
I read.
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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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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:59:56 PM
Bud Light


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