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Greetings from a sleepy but sleepless Monday morning from my neck of the woods. I set my grocery pickup later than usual because I was supposed to have time to catch up on a little sleep. Ha. I’ve been up since 6 when I’m normally dragging myself out of bed at 9. So I decided to run errands early. And thankfully I had a breakfast sandwich reward at Dunkin; so now I’ve had a nice breakfast. Maybe I can nap later. :yawn:


Whats your favorite way to relax?


I prefer to curl up with a good book and a cat. Or in bed with a book because thats often the only place I get quiet/alone time. I’m glad my kids are around so much; but sometimes my introvert self needs a wall between us to get my social battery recharging.
 
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A cup of coffee and a cat in the morning. Late afternoon a cat and looking through cookbooks. Also I find working outside in the garden restorative and also helps me sleep at night.
Wanna come help me catch up with weeding? 😩😅🤪 It is a good way to find a mental reset!
 

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Coffee is involved in anything I do especially relaxing. Nothing like a nice warm cup of joe to keep me grounded. The way I like to relax in summer is different than winter. Summer - sit outdoors w/coffee and meet friends. Winter - sit indoors w/coffee at a cozy coffee shop or at home watching a favorite movie or tv show with Carleton in my lap. :lovecat2:
 

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In bed, under the electric blanket (the AC is cold!) with Mollipop in my left arm and a good book in my right hand. (Sometimes Rick can even hear me snoring out in the living room!) I will often go to bed around 8:00 at night, turn the tv on and surf around on my iPad or read my Kindle.
 

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This is kind of niche, but my favorite relaxing activity is walking outside, specifically with my dog while snow is softly falling. I wish it snowed here more.

Otherwise, just sitting outside in general. Alternatively, sitting with a comfort show and knitting/doing a puzzle, or playing computer games from my childhood that are comforting because they bring back good memories.
 

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It really is wonderful for a mental reset! It is also a ton of work.Did a ton recently and of course I have more now😏
It never ends! *sobs* I find it frustrating - as much as I like the garden, I look and say: "Oh, you again! I thought I rid myself of you already!"

For me it's walks, long bubble baths with a book, meditation - and at the opposite end of the spectrum here - violent video games. It really can reduce stress and frustration, even though I'm absolutely terrible at it. If I need an outlet for pure frustration I choose the latter.

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It never ends! *sobs* I find it frustrating - as much as I like the garden, I look and say: "Oh, you again! I thought I rid myself of you already!"

For me it's walks, long bubble baths with a book, meditation - and at the opposite end of the spectrum here - violent video games. It really can reduce stress and frustration, even though I'm absolutely terrible at it. If I need an outlet for pure frustration I choose the latter.

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No weeding never ends. I also don't know how I forgot walking that is probably the best reset.
 

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I'm a pretty dedicated yogi, so meditation would be my go-to thing.
Garden 'pottering' (just little things.. trimming, light weeding, making a bouquet) is a great grounding practice, to get away from the nagging thoughts.
 
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