Hey guys, guess what? It’s almost Halloween 😀 Super random but I was paying bills last night and for some reason, got ahead on my electric bill (such an adult feeling) and thought that the next first of the month was September 1 when it’s really just August 1 and got all excited about Halloween! We have some time yet, I won’t get the decor out – but it’s coming!
Recently, I have been trying to do more things for relaxation and I gotta’ say that I find some relaxing activities to be quite stressful and they make me feel like I am trying to force relaxation which is the exact opposite of what it’s supposed to feel like.
If you were to go into my bathroom and take a look around, you’d think that I am into baths but you’d be wrong through no fault of your own since I own a ton bath products. I like the idea of the bath – adding oils and salts and other yummy stuff but once the tub is full and the water is shut off I’m sitting there thinking, Now what? I’ve tried reading in the tub, listening to a book/music but it just doesn’t do it for me.
I used to have a co-worker who was a certified massage therapist and we had a long discussion about my terrible first experience with getting a massage. It was painful! I was just getting worked over and this unpleasant experience has since tainted my opinion of massages. When I get them now, I am always paranoid that it’s going to hurt so I tense up which does actually make it hurt.
I do get them on the regular but it’s not relaxing, it’s tedious – get those cucumbers off my eyes!
I am probably just hyper-paranoid about accidental fires, I only burn candles when I absolutely know that there is no chance that I am going to accidentally fall asleep while their lit.
I drink tea when I am sick or feel like I am getting sick, neither scenarios of which are relaxing. If I bust out the tea, my body is probably wondering if I am sick or not.
My stepdad was a big fisherman who liked fishing to relax but there’s a fine line between bored to tears and feeling relaxed, fishing is definitely the former for me.
Sounds like a great idea and I suppose that blogging is similar but I wouldn’t know what to write! Then I would get stressed out about trying to come up with something and it just sounds like a chore.
Too much breathing 😛
Road Rage. Traffic!
Well, I would if I could! Looking at the night sky in the city just makes you realize how much light pollution and urban sprawl there is.
This was totally meant to be tongue-in-cheek and some of these are pretty great ideas, they just don’t work for me! Sometimes just being is relaxing, I tend to find clarity and relaxation when I’m not looking for it – it is the intentional act of trying to relax that I find stressful 😀