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Give Me Five ways you like to de-stress, relax, wind down or kick back.
Ooo, I love these because I get good ideas from everyone else! I say, "No need to pack up the old Rimowa luggage and head to the airport for a full on vacation!" There's plenty of stuff right here we can enjoy to kick back and relax.
1. Knitting-I learned to knit a couple of years ago and it is a great way to relax and the repetition is soothing. The feeling of the fibers working through your hands is great! I also love the sense of accomplishment when I finally finish a piece. Sometimes it bothers my carpal tunnel but for the most part, knitting is a great way to de-stress for me.
2. Watch TV-I almost always end my day watching some kind of recorded show in bed. I love having my DVR. I tell it what I want to watch then, when I get the time, my favorite shows are sitting there waiting for me! Also, I get to skip right through those stinky commercials :)
3. Fishing-I really love fishing. I always liked it as a kid but didn't get to go with 'the guys' very much. As an adult, I dated a guy who's favorite thing in life is fishing and we went all the time on his boat. We'd leave early in the morning and get to a lake and fish at sunrise or go after work more locally and fish until after dark! I miss it alot. When I get to go fishing, I have a big smile on my face because it's a great way to get out into nature and enjoy the great outdoors! If I'm fishing, I'm not worried about work or other responsibilities!!
4. Reading-I don't read as much as I wish I did. I don't make enough time for it. I do enjoy it! It's a great way to get your mind off your issues and into someone else's for a while. When I read in bed at night, I'm all into it at first and then before I know it, I'm drifting off to sleep!
5. Playing games online-I love to play over at GoldToken.com. I pay for my membership, it's a turn based game site, but I really love the games (especially Dice Pipe) and all the other members are so friendly. I have several friends who also play there, so it's fun to have games going with them. I've discovered a few other free websites for playing games too. I really enjoy it. It puts you in a playful mood, also not thinking of work and responsibilities when I'm playing.
2. Mama Pajama
3. Stacey @Real World Mom
4. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
8. Penny Lane
10. Tina Kubala