There’s nothing better after a busy afternoon of working and errands than cozying up on the couch with a warm blanket and your favorite movie. It takes your mind off all the chaos going on and gives you the chance to laugh and relax for a couple of hours. And you know what makes your movie night that much better? Having someone with you to cozy up to and share in the fun! So what are you waiting for? Grab your boyfriend/stuffed animal/cat/Anna Beth and prepare to squeeze all your tensions away!
I am generally a fairly pro-exercise individual. Except when it comes to myself, of course. But there are some forms of movement that even I can manage to fit into my day. Walking, for example. Perfectly healthy habit, gives you a chance to get out and enjoy the scenery, doesn’t make you melt into a puddle of sweat. Sara stamp of approval. Other activities can be fun, too. Skating is fun- take care of your need for speed without burning nearly as much energy as running. The same goes for biking. Until you’re heading home and trying to force your way up all those hills that seemed so nice on the way down…
After all that walking, you’ve probably burned a whole 100, maybe even 150 calories. You deserve that warm, gooey, rich, chocolaty brownie that just came out of the oven. Topped with some sweet, cool vanilla ice cream fresh from the freezer. Drizzled with hot fudge. Add a sprinkling of nuts. Whipped cream. Cherry on top. Perfect de-stressing dessert. Unless what you’re stressing about is gaining weight. Then maybe leave off the nuts.
Grab a good book and get lost in another world for a few pages! Forget your own troubles and adopt those of Harry Potter, Elizabeth Bennet, or Katniss Everdeen, for example. Their problems are probably a lot bigger than yours, but they’ll be solved in a couple of hours, with plenty of hijinks and tomfoolery in the process. And anyway, other people’s problems are always preferable to our own, right?
Nap for an hour before dinner. Head off to dream land early. Just lie on the couch and do nothing for awhile. Nothing is good for the soul. It gives it a well-deserved break so it can return to reality ready to face whatever problems may plague you.
Everyone gets stressed sometimes. What do you like to do to calm down and take a breather?