Since I quit drinking (this October will be 3 years,) there is very little chemical help to "unwind." (For the record, I was not an alcoholic.)
This post will include the top 20 ways I am able to just chiiiillllllllllll. They are in no particular order.
|Writing and sipping coffee|
I spend each morning drinking coffee and writing in my blog. It is a great way to release any thoughts, any feelings, any issues I may have. It has been my routine for almost 2 years now.
|Hot Bubble Bath|
Each night, I rush to my garden tub, get it full of hot water, and dose it with my vanilla and coconut bubble bath - then I soak and read a good book. THIS is how I unwind each night before bed.
|Listening to music and dancing around|
My "alone time" moment. I have my ipod, with my music.. and I dance around. Yes, I dance around. You read that right. I could get totally lost in music.
Glory Be! I do love a good massage. I got to the point I was going every 2 weeks... but those days are over for now. However, if you can afford the spoils of a massage, I highly recommend it.
|Floating in a pool|
Is there anything more fun? More relaxing? I LOVE the pool and I love to float. I just feel the tension melt from my body.
This is really my number 1. What can I say, but talking to God puts me at ease. Try it some time. You might like it.
|Swinging with abandon|
I discovered on my trip home that swinging can be VERY therapeutic. Clearly, I don't go often. But now that I know, I will never miss an opportunity to swing, when given the chance.
|Herbal Tea - THIS ONE!|
I am not a big tea drinker, but I found this one and now I drink a cup about once a week. Last night I did, and I felt sleepy.. seriously. This is the exact brand and exact one. Give it a whirl.
Who doesn't enjoy a nice jacuzzi?
I used to be a yoga fanatic. Not so much anymore, but I do try some of the poses sometimes to release tension, and without fail- it works every time.
Exercise mixed with dancing is always a good choice for me.
Now what about you?? What do YOU do to chill out? Please share, I need some tips!