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10. Burnout

Photo by Nikko Macaspac; quote by MGSpear

Something else that relaxes me is being physically active, whether running, hiking, or working in the yard. My husband went crazy last year and got all these fruit trees, and it took us a while to get them all planted, and then we had to mulch (I hate mulching!).

It might be pertinent to mention here that I can’t grow anything—I even kill cacti. My thing is cats.

The point is, I love to help out (except with the mulching), and be busy. I also try to keep up with running, even though I am not consistent with it. I tend to run/hike more in the summer months because A) I have the time, and B) I loooove the heat. I am cold most of the time, and even sit under an electric blanket most evenings. Can any of you relate?

Of course, sitting on the couch doing nothing is also relaxing. A helping of a favorite snack can also be relaxing. There have been days where my husband and I have done nothing except watch television for most of the day.

It’s important to take time to relax. Burnout is a real thing, and balance is always needed. There will always be times when things don’t work out, and perspective is needed. Down times are perfect for that, for not punishing yourself for mistakes, and facing the future with more hope.

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9. Relaxing habit

Photo by Aaron Burden; quote by Everyone

One of the things that is relaxing to me is writing. I almost pursued a career in creative writing, and even wrote a fiction book a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

I have a horror story collection that I never published. I also have a longer novel that collects dust on my computer. I’ve been toying around with the idea of polishing them up and publishing, but the point here is—I love to write.

I love to write so much that I was actually a freelance writer/editor for a long time, and even wrote articles that are still probably floating around the internet somewhere.

I am not a perfect writer. I can usually spot when something is misspelled, or done incorrectly, but mistakes happen. I just enjoy the process. I don’t write as much as I used to, and I don’t do the freelance thing as much, but I am loving the social media marketing and coming up with advertisement. It’s short, simple, and creative—and guess what? That’s what I specialized in: short stories.

What relaxes you? Do you pursue it enough to feel refreshed when you finish?

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