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Red1 Jan 23, 2017 (11:44 PM)  

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quote: Original Post by: loves trees
This "relaxation and lifestyle" message board has not been as active as some of the others. I thought to myself : "man, relaxation is SUCH an important part of going through the program. I'll post something here because there are new members daily and maybe I can affirm how valuable knowing how to relax is"
 
So thats basically the reason for this post. What makes you feel good? What is relaxing? How often do you do it?
 
When i started this program, my list of what I enjoyed and felt relaxed doing was shorter than it is today (I am finished the program now). I also did these things less often. I am happy to report that I now make decisions like "vacuum or take a nice bath" and if the vacuuming can wait (it usually can) I take the bath. I take care of myself. This is really a key part of the program.


 
I'd be fun to see who has the most oddball relaxing activity wouldn't it? Smile
 
Today I ironed and found it really relaxing. Its so warm (its cold here) and comforting to glide an iron back and forth on something for an hour in silence or with the radio on peaceful music.


 
 
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What a wonderful way to spend the morning and a fresh start to your day! Vincenza, Health Educator

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 This Morning!!!
 
Getting my camera out and taking some pictures of wildlife, and anything nature related....
It brings me back to the reality of how beautiful the world really is...Thats what I did this morning...
 
 
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Hi all:  These are Charlie's roses.  He is buried in the rose garden along with Daisy, 6 months before him.  Charlie and Daisy were my two dogs before the one I have now.  Daisy was 18 yrs. old.  I am not sad anymore about them.  I had  planted a rose bush for each one and it has been a true joy to see them bloom every year, so now it makes me happy.  Time does heal most of the sorrow and leaves us with the good, happy memories.  Gardening is relaxing for me and I love to see the bushes bloom, almost like a greeting from my friends.
 
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I got my hair cut this week!
We are going to a family reunion tomarrow
Today, my hubs and i took in a movie..bad teacher!!! good one!
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Yesterday I did more gardening and got a sunburn on my nose.  This doesn't sound like much, but when you've had mostly cold weather and rain, it was an awesome day!  Also, always happy to see all the perennials survived the winter.  My buddies are back.
 
p.s. Sid, I like Sherlock Holmes too.  I have his complete stories/works in book form too.
 
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Mine today are watching the ducks and geese in the pond.

A nice salmon supper.
A cup of tea and a DVD, since I'm tired.

To justify these rest periods. I worked in the green houses, Drove the tractor a bit and followed the rototiller around the garden. I have to go out one more time to water and my work is done for today.  All and all a very glorious day.

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Today they are:
Sewing.
Reading the grocery ads.
Watching Sherlock Holmes dvds..
 
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Obviously, sitting on a tractor. Most anything out doors and when I have the time creating something out of wood. Right now it is transplanting. In between all of this is sitting and watching, birds mostly. I think I need to do more of that.


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Hi everyone:  A picnic in the park/woods, with red wine, pate, cheeses, french bread and fruits.  and of course, someone to share it with. sigh.....
 
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A walk in the park
Watching the sunset
Sunday drive in the country


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Hi Debit,
 
Wow, that is a nice long list of pleasant activities! Thank you so much for sharing! I think we can continue to contribute to that list! I will add doing research on a new place that you would like to visit and then making a plan to do so. For example: a new coffee shop, antique store..etc.
 
Members, feel free to continue adding to the list!
 
 
 
 
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this was not relaxing 3 years ago LOL this was when the person posted it and i didnt delete it haha

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I just found this list on the net and thought i would share, i know it seems long but there is something for everyone;
List of Relaxing things to do 3 years ago

(No particular order)
1. Getting Facials
2. Taking a hot bath with nice bath products (Lush bath products)
3. Drinking Pumpkin spice latte (Starbucks)
4. Sipping Peppermint tea before going to bed (decaf)
5. Walking briskly for 30 minutes outside
6. Listening to Reggae music
7. Lighting scented candles
8. Doing Needlepoint/ Cross stitch
9. Cooking
10. Cleaning/ Tidying
11. Working out at the gym
12. Eating chocolate
13. writing letters to friends
14. smiling
15. decluttering
16. shredding old papers and throwing it away
17. shopping for arts and craft supplies
18. hugging
19. sleeping in on the weekend
20. going to a movie
21. reading the weekend newspaper at a leisurely pace
22. having a good laugh
23. talking to someone who will listen
24. planning ahead/ planning things in advance so that they’re not last minute things to do
25. taking naps
26. going to bed early
27. having a hot shower
28. using nice shampoos and conditioners
29. Going for drives around town
30. Going to the beach
31. Walking along the beach
32. Having time to myself
33. Taking deep breaths
34. Watching “the Office”
35. Using hand recovery cream to make my hands feel nice
36. doing my nails
37. Going through old photo albums
38. Catching up with friends
39. Reading
40. Making time for myself
41. Keeping a journal
42. Writing down my plans for the future
43. Having terry cloth slippers (after having a shower)
44. Using warm fluffy towels, freshly washed, and hot out of the dryer
45. Sleeping in freshly laundered sheets
46. Getting my hair washed at the salon
47. Hearing funny stories
48. Getting a head massage
49. Brushing my hair and blow drying it after having a shower
50. Getting a foot and ankle massage
51. Lighting sented oils (pour scented oils onto a ceramic container and lighting the mini candle that is under the base).
52. Listening to Jazz music
53. Listening to Soft Rock music
54. Counting down from 100 (to fall asleep)
55. Eating a delicious dinner
56. Going for a candle lit dinner
57. Knitting
58. Taking photos of things that I see on walks
59. Browsing for new books to buy (reading the covers and reviews)
60. Reading magazines for a couple of hours

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