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Relaxation meme

arafel very kindly tagged me to participate in the following meme:

Make a list of things you enjoy, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list, post it to your journal, and then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs.

  • Gaming.
    A good, immersive computer or tabletop game can provide hours of fun, non-chemical escapist entertainment. Obstacles in a game are problems with solutions (unlike many real life problems), and generally include satisfying rewards. Also unlike life, one can always turn the game off when one is tired of it.

  • Reading.
    Unfortunately, in our current domicile, I don't feel like there's a space where I really feel comfortable nestling into a good book, which is a bad thing. I want a house, and in that house there will be a room designated as a library.

    I recently talked with a friend of mine and jested that I needed to take a week off and go somewhere without interruptions just to catch up on all my reading. She thought it was a great idea, and said that we could maybe make it a group outing, where people took turns preparing the evening meal, and that no conversation was allowed until an agreed-upon time, so as not to disrupt the quiet. I think Beth is nifty. One of the things I like best about her is that she's a doer: she's very much about figuring out how to turn concepts into reality.

  • Writing.
    Journaling is extremely cathartic and definitely less expensive than therapy. If there's something I have to say that I don't think anyone will understand or agree with when I need validation, I can just make a private post in my journal and it goes somewhere; I get it out of my system. Or I can make a filtered post to people who I think will care.

  • Massage.
    I don't get to indulge very often, but a professional massage at a good spa (not Spa Sydell *shudders*) does me a great deal of good.

  • Sleeping.
    Holy Hannah, I love to snooze. Sleeping in, all cozy and warm in bed, is a wonderful thing.

  • Cooking.
    It's sometimes therapeutic, though it used to be more so. Our pygmy kitchen is a real problem, so it's not as relaxing as it used to be.

  • Water.
    I love a long, hot shower. 'nuff said.

  • Wine.
    Treating myself to a really good glass of wine after a very hard day at work is, well, a treat. I don't do it often, but quaffing a bit of the finer things in life makes things seem a bit less horrid at times like that.

  • Comments

    ( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
    Jun. 8th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
    Jun. 8th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
    Hey, thank you very much! You're super speedy.

    *goes to peruse the posting*
    Jun. 8th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
    Ooh that looks like a fun one, I'll have to do it when I get home tonight alas - I'm about to jet off for dinner. *hugs*
    Jun. 9th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
    Take your time, sweetie. No rush. Hope dinner is delish!
    Jun. 9th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
    Agreed on the wine. There's nothing quite like a just under room-temperature glass of good cabernet. Salud.
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