What are some of the things you do to help yourself relax?
What helps me relax the best is a long calming walk through a quiet neighbourhood/place/park. Just curious what other people do to bring themselves down a notch. If you listen to music to help yourself relax please list the song name/link as I would like to give it a shot.
The picture I have included is a picture of Vancouver City (my home). This exact location is the place I like to go when I feel like I need to take a step back from my busy schedule.
There are 3 things I often do when I want to relax, listen to Christian songs, get a good book, a favorite old and ratty t-shirt and read it in a relaxing place (usually my own bed), these 2 things I usually do at the same time, and the other one is to get an apron and cook. I actually wrote a hub about Christian music and the comfort it gives me where I also described these relaxing things I do. Casting Crown, Matthew West, Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin...to name a few. I don't know if its okay to put a link to my hub so I didn't. Anyway, please just take a look at my profile and look for the hub Comfort Music from Contemporary Christian Musicians.
I garden to unwind and have those quiet times to myself. Sometimes watching a good movie or reading a book. I also like to take a long walk and people watch when I am unwinding. Think the bottom line is to allow your self some "me" time to regroup.
I drive, write, play a video game or read a medical textbook. Driving completely recenters me, it's like my meditation time. I truly become one with the car. Writing in a journal helps me think through problems, playing video games helps me get out frustration (especially UFC trainer, there's nothin like a workout of kickin ass). If I just want to unwind after a long day, I'll curl up with a medical textbook, usually physiology or biochemistry. I know, it's weird, but learning is very soothing to me.
To relax, I like to go for a walk. I live opposite the Botanical Gardens, it's lovely to have a walk around the peaceful grounds. It is full of wildlife and I love to see the birds, foxes and squirrels.
I also like to relax in a long hot bubble bath while listening to music.
I like to listen to music. Of late, I have particularly liked the movie soundtracks, The Village, The Young Victoria, and Downton Abbey. I also like to listen to Sarah Brightman.
I like to go to the aquarium, it is downright soothing. Other times I burn some energy by exercising a little.
I tend to go for both video games and weightlifting. Every time there's a loading screen or cutscene of sorts i do a set of crunches, arm curls or whatnot, that way i stimulate both my cognitive thinking and stay in shape.
Watch the hummingbirds and talk with them
listen to music
(p.s.) I can do most of those from my desk in my study overlooking the garden, including napping - smile.
a favorite for listening is Radio Woodstock Live http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPla … tation=166
They play every genre you an think of almost. They are basically live presentations recorded since who know when. They have the blues a lot playing artist like Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughn, a lot of blue grass & grass root artist most never heard of and the famous performing when they weren't so famous.
I have ADHD, so I find it fairly difficult to relax. But there are a few things that do the trick.
Video Games (Helps me focus)
Fishing (With some recreational items, and friends, helps me release)
Listen to trance (Oceanlab is great)(Allows me to daydream w/o distractions)
None of these things work all the time, however.
The best thing for me to do to relax, hands down...is to not relax. I have incomplete projects all over the place at any given time. Working on projects around the house, which is the opposite of relaxing, is definitely relaxing to me.
Oh yeah, Sailor Jerry's and Coke.
In the winter I sit in front of the fireplace and read or write. In the summer I pour myself a glass of chilled white wine and walk around my deck and yard and look at all my beautiful flowers.
I do Yoga 25 minutes and meditation 20 minutes everyday to relax my self. Besides this I like to cook and spend quality time with my teenage daughters, makes me happy and relaxed.
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