Fitness Minutes: (150,004)
18,088 6/28/14 1:14 P
Fitness Minutes: (270)
234 6/28/14 12:53 P
After I get home from work, I take my shower, grab my laptop, and catch up on the daily events in my friends and families lives, then I head off to bed.
Fitness Minutes: (199,087)
23,429 6/28/14 12:22 P
Exercise helps. I also like cooking.
Fitness Minutes: (147,782)
6/28/14 10:33 A
Well, I'm consistent.............was going to post hot soak in the tub, but I already posted that! Let me add bubble bath, a glass of wine and aromatherapy and some yoga. I have recently been introduced to aromatherapy oils and boy, do I love them. I even carry a small spritzer in my pocket at work at spray and inhale. Oh, the journeys it takes me to.............so calming.
Fitness Minutes: (8,664)
6/28/14 10:27 A
I watch TV, but my hands are always busy with crafts or sewing. It's amazing what you can accomplish just be doing a few stitches a day. Pick a project you enjoy doing and set aside some relax time to do it each evening. Some ideas:
Read and learn something new. Read a romance novel. Take up drawing or painting. Embroider. Cross stitch. Crochet or knit something -- learn and make everyone scarves for Christmas (easy level). Sudoko Puzzles. Jigsaw Puzzles. Write in a journal about your thoughts or happenings in your day. Quilt (this is my favorite) -- make small wall hangings for gifts or yourself. Plan your next day's meals. Meditate for 1/2 hour. Close your eyes and put the headphones on and listen to music. Learn another language. Take an on-line course. Take a course at your local community college. Take up and learn a new hobby like leather craft, stained glass, pottery. Make new jewelry with inexpensive Good Will jewelry or beads from the craft store. Hand-write some letters to friends (wow, won't they be surprised). Walk or exercise. Clean a tiny portion of a cabinet or drawer or a corner of the room. Redecorate or repaint a wall. Research something on the internet that you know nothing about.
There's a great big world out there with endless things to learn about and things to do. The sky is the limit. There's no reason to be bored. Make a pact with yourself that whatever you choose to do, it will be without snacks or foods involved.
Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 6/30/2013 (11:21)
Fitness Minutes: (11,227)
190 6/30/13 11:13 A
I go for a walk, read a book, and take a hot shower.
Fitness Minutes: (128,714)
5,169 6/30/13 11:00 A
swimming, gardening, or reading
6/30/13 10:17 A
a book, tv, a walk, good conversations
Fitness Minutes: (16,557)
6/30/13 8:49 A
Fitness Minutes: (51,647)
5,720 6/29/13 10:24 P
Fitness Minutes: (2,310)
6/29/13 10:18 P
I walk, bike or read. All good stress relievers. Also I like to "Spark"
Fitness Minutes: (55,989)
4,011 6/29/13 10:04 P
What always worked best for me was heading to the swimming pool. It is such a different environment, the dis-connect from work stress was amazing. A good workout, followed by a nice shower...and I felt like I was starting a new day! (especially in the summer when it was still light outside--lol!) Enjoy! patti
I have several: First, I walk or bike to work, 1.5 miles. If I walk, I listen to music on the way home (1/2 hr). If I bike, I just enjoy the 10 minute ride home while riding in the bike lanes (YAY!) OR I come home, flop on the couch with one of my three cats & read for half hour or so; just enough to decompress. OR I go for a walk with my friend/duplex neighbor or sometimes by myself. OR I get online & get on SparkPeople or read my Spark emails. I've only lived in my duplex since Nov., so one of these days I'm going to grab a book & go read in the hammock out back. ;)
Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 6/29/2013 (21:49)
Fitness Minutes: (8,652)
1,775 6/29/13 9:38 P
I work in a pharmacy & it can be very stressful. I started walking for an hour right after work,not a lazy hazy walk. I start out slow with my ear buds on walking to the up beat music & before I know it I am going off to a good steady pace.When I am done I am tired & sweaty I come home take a long cool shower, then make a smoothie out of yogurt,frozen fruit, & water. I then do a house hold chore then I sit in my recliner on the computer,doing research in History which I so love, or reading a good book or here on Sparks. Judy
6/29/13 9:23 P
It use to be that I would relax after a busy day mindlessly eating late into the night. I would fill my cravings both physical and emotional with chocolates, junk food and anything that sounded good even if I was not hungry.
Now, I am looking for new ways to relax after a busy and stressful day. And, to replace the mindless eating with healthy activities and hobbies.
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