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post #1 of 16
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Ok - today is the first day of the two weeks before I start work at the new place - just think a fortnight today and I will be in my dream job...anyway - I digress. The doc has told me that i need to relax these two weeks and wind down - keep taking my tablets but relax.... so how the heck does one relax. I aint stopped in 8 years- now I am relatively free of pain, I have no idea.
I am determined to start something these two weeks, so this morning I have:
washed up, cleaned up, vacced, washed the windows, made beds, dinner is ready for tonight, have started and got half way through a tae Bo work out with Billy Blanks, then went for a jog (that was harder than I thought), came home, went on the sun bed, showered, washed the car and vacced it, polished all the wood and cleared a neighbour block drain. Quiet day really for me.... so can someone define what "relax" is supposed to be??? I for one am stuck....
heck - least I started a fitness thing, new job, new me????
Kev
post #2 of 16
Kev....I think "relax" is whatever makes you happy and feel at peace with things. It doesn't necessarily mean laying around and doing nothing......which apparently you know that already since you've been so busy!

Relaxing is a "state of mind" not just what you're physically "doing." For me...I feel relaxed when I'm out taking pictures with my camera, browsing the bookstore, playing with my kitties, chatting with friends here on the computer.....anything that doesn't require me to "think" too much or stress over other things going on in my life.

Now go relax!

And congrats on the new job!!
post #3 of 16
OK Kev... relax. I don't know that word too well to be honest. Put your feet up and do nothing. Have a hot bath and put on your favourite music. I dunno! I've never really thought about it! I'm so glad you've got this new job hun, you must feel so much better! I've tried meditation - and believe me, it works! It might sound a bit airy-fairy, but it seems to work in the whole relaxation department! I don't know - try whatever makes you feel happy. WHatever it is that makes you feel the best, do it. DOn't question it, just do it.
post #4 of 16
Lying on the sofa with the candles lit and the kitts curled up on me watching t.v.
post #5 of 16
Read a book you love. Cook or go out for something you really enjoy eating. Watch your favorite film. Clean. Soak in a tub. Sing. Laugh. Play games with your wife and family. Go out on a date with your wife. Garden. Meditate. ground yourself. go for a drive in the country. Ride a horse. pet your cats. Do whatever you feel is fun. enjoy your family, and enjoy your surroundings. I draw and Paint.
post #6 of 16
A couple of Glass DOUBLES Wiskey count? ....... ..... (Maybe you don´t rest but you forget all about it!!!!! )
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by CoolCat
A couple of Glass DOUBLES Wiskey count? ....... ..... (Maybe you don´t rest but you forget all about it!!!!! )
Surely where you are located in the world- it should be... One tequila, two tequila, three tequila - FLOOR!!!

Excellent idea you boozy one......hic!
K
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by kev
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila - FLOOR!!!


OMG, I haven't heard that one since college...
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by mamacat
OMG, I haven't heard that one since college...
Lol Stefanie, you want "Mexican Relax" too????? ( as definition of Kev? .. )
post #10 of 16
I don't drink straight tequila anymore...I had some baaaaaaaaad experiences! But I do drink margaritas!
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by mamacat
I don't drink straight tequila anymore...I had some baaaaaaaaad experiences! But I do drink margaritas!
Only two reasons why you stopped drinking Tequila - first - you kept falling off the floor when you were drunk and the second.. you could never get to the top of the ladder when you were climbing it for hours and hours... no one had the heart to tell you that you were crawling up the railway line.....

Kev
post #12 of 16
Kev! (and Rigel!!) you boys are just too much fun~~

Kev, really. RELAX. Now that phrase has always been a mysterious one to me because for so long I had no idea what it really meant. Like you, I thought it meant my body could get caught up on housework, chores, cleaning, bills, laundry, social obligations and errands. WRONG. After spending much time skiing this weekend and having hot cocoa with Eric and sleeping in with Sasha and doing "nothing", I have finally learned relax really means doing that you want to do at the moment, not what you feel you ought to do or what you think others think you should do. SImple. But it took a long time!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by kev
Only two reasons why you stopped drinking Tequila - first - you kept falling off the floor when you were drunk and the second.. you could never get to the top of the ladder when you were climbing it for hours and hours... no one had the heart to tell you that you were crawling up the railway line.....

Kev

And here I thought I was climbing the stairway to heaven...Thanks for clearing that up Kev...

Actually, Elizabeth's right--relaxing is doing whatever makes you feel...relaxed...happy, calm, and if it's tired, then it's a good tired, if you know what I mean.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Kev! (and Rigel!!) you boys are just too much fun~~
Thank you Eli! .... Wants one Tequila?
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by mamacat
And here I thought I was climbing the stairway to heaven...Thanks for clearing that up Kev... .
I got news for you girl... that was not a light at the end you were climbing towards as if climbing for heaven... it was the London train arriving at high speed......

We are getting worse this evening!!! Appareently once upon a time I was involved in a bar race at St Andrews university. I was sneaked in as a guest by my brother who was studying there. Anyway, the deal was that you had to crawl the full length of the bar when smashed out of ones head. The bar was emptied and off I went - barrelling along and then seeing the open flap where the bar man enters and exits, I was convinced I could fly and carried straight on. Splat!!!!! in a crumpled ball but I was not feeling any pain. Oh I was so ill the following day and there are more stories that I could tell you that you would die laughing at!!
post #16 of 16
Kev, do something you love. Maybe spend time with your planes - I know how much you enjoy that. For me I would curl up in a nice cozy spot with a book and a cat, but that would drive my hubby nuts - he is to active to relax like that. He would take in a sporting event or clean the gutters or something. I just don't understand that!
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