Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Relaxing Activities that Stress Me Out

Hey guys, guess what? It’s almost Halloween πŸ˜€ 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.

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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.

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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.

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I do get them on the regular but it’s not relaxing, it’s tedious – get those cucumbers off my eyes!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Too much breathing πŸ˜›

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Road Rage. Traffic!

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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 πŸ˜€

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6 Comments

  • hoiyinli

    Completely relate to this! I am not really into baths at all. I used to have baths like every other day in my teens but the disappointment in them is real. It’s fun setting the bath up – hot water, bubbles! But once you’re in it, it’s so disappointing and even more so when the water gets cold. 100% shower person.

    Also related to the massages. I remember my first massage was really painful and when I asked for her to be more gentle, she really couldn’t be more gentle. I swear the next day I woke up feeling bruised! It was unreal. I have had a relaxing massage a few months ago and that experience was MUCH nicer though so I guess it’s down to who you get.

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I just don’t get the bath thing, my one niece loves baths so I enjoy making her really bubbly ones but I didn’t get the bath thing even as a kid!!

      That’s the thing! I told the massage therapist that it was painful and she told me that I just wasn’t used to it. I was like, well now I never want to be. That’s good to hear, I might try it again but definitely hesitant.

  • Hunida

    Ooh I love baths, you should try buying a bath mat with a connected pillow so maybe you are more comfy? I like reading on my phone– a book or other people’s blogs during them. πŸ™‚ I have to agree with you on the massage though! I’ve only ever had one & I hated it so much. I’ll never go back hahah. Also, the fishing!!! My family loves it & me? I get bored to tears too! Driving causes me so much anxiety & I definitely can’t see the stars where I’m at! 😝 Fun post, Stella!

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I haven’t ever thought of that, I have seen those before but never thought of picking one up πŸ™‚

      Right?! I can’t get over how terrible it felt getting a massage, it wasn’t relaxing at all! Haha πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading <3

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I don’t know if people ignore their breathing? I’m always like, Am I breathing too much?? πŸ˜‚

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