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
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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