Friday, April 16, 2010
How do you relax? (The G-rated version, please.)
Joey wrote an interesting post which inspired this one.
I have realized lately that I am very seldom relaxed - it's in my nature to scurry around like a squirrel, always thinking about what I can do next. I feel the urge to be productive, not just for work but in my volunteer work, helping out friends and family, etc.
But I am trying, as Mr. RK says, to "de-program" myself a bit and relax some. I took yesterday and today off, and of course my first thought was, "We'll go to the beach! We'll go to Seattle! We'll..." And then I realized I just needed to have a couple of days to do...not much.
Mind you, my cats (like Mr. Lucky, above) have it down pat - they seem to have no problem finding the right balance of play vs. relaxation (no work.)
Which made me think, what do I do to relax?
Some things that come to mind: going out to Thai food, eating cheese enchiladas, wearing myself out with exercise, reading Agatha Christie (I know, I know, murder mysteries shouldn't be relaxing, but it's an escape), and I have switched to decaf. But it's not in my nature to be mellow. Even on trips/vacations I don't really relax - I want to do all and see all kinds of stuff.
Now, I know I will always be a "type A" personality (come to think of which, what are B,C,D, etc.? Do they exist? Food for thought.) But do you think it's possible to de-program, or re-program?
What do you do to relax?