What do you do to relax..

bath, hot, relax - nice long hot bath, relaxation, candles etc
@meandmy3 (2229)
United States
May 21, 2009 6:28pm CST
If I just need to relax, have had a very stressful day or need to well kick back and veg and can not make it to the spa (pipe dream) I put my favorite music in the cd player, light some candles and turn out all the lights and run a nice warm hot bath. I stay in the bath till the water is no longer hot, then when I get out I put warm lotion (I place the bottle in the bath water to warm up the lotion) all over myself and have my husband do my back. After this I am so relaxed and well puddy in his hands.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
21 May 09
Bubble baths are a great way to relax and destress. It's probably the number one thing that I do. Sometimes I just veg on the couch and do NOTHING. Literally I just lay here in silence. A lot of times that just leads to a nap though, haha. Can be good though if you're feeling tired and stressed. Something else I enjoy doing is reading. It takes my mind off of whatever is stressing me out.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
22 May 09
I am so with you on the nap thing. If it gets quiet in my house (which is rare) and I lay down I am sure to nod off to sleep. I do this a good bit as well if I go sit on the porch.
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• Canada
23 May 09
Especially with summer coming laying outside in a hammock or a lounge chair is a nice way to relax too! Sometimes it can lead to a nap lol but at least you have a nice tan to show for it!
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
23 May 09
PTB you just took the words out of my mouth. I have asked for a hammock for under my deck.. lets see if I get one
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
23 May 09
just listening to mellow music from my ipod makes me feel relax and relieve from stress. sometimes watching tv would do the work. having a back massage would love the most in relaxing but it's expensive so i just lie down and watch tv or listening to my favorite music.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
23 May 09
I have a thing for music as well, it seems to speak to me and helps me through some tough times as well as helps me to unwind.
@awcase (75)
• United States
23 May 09
Well I do have to say that I also love to whind down with some music and sometime a good movie. Afterwords a nice hot shower or bath. lol love to wait for the hot water to run out. =) Reading sometimes help me to relax of course it depends on what I am reading.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
23 May 09
YOu have some great ideas as well. I love to read and that is one of my me time things to do.
@dodo19 (27793)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 May 09
In order to relax, I usually read a book, watch a movie, write, spend time with my fiance, just to name a few things. These few activities are just several things, which help me relax, as well as just a few things that I enjoy doing.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
22 May 09
It looks like you enjoy the beech as well.. Love the pictures. The beech is one of my favorite places.
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@lawana_f (327)
• United States
21 May 09
I take a long hot bath with a good book. Or I simply read to relax. Books are good places to hide from reality, and the problems associated with daily life. Give me a book and some noise in the background and I am a happy person.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
22 May 09
Books are one of my favorite as well. I am an avid reader and many of my books are well water logged..
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@russso (1701)
• Philippines
29 May 09
If I have time, I go to the beach. Nothing beats a day at the beach - this is a major stress-buster. On days that I cannot go at the beach, I box my stress away or I run at the gym. These also help. However, when I am at home, I usually pop in a good movie in the DVD. That or I avail of a Home Service Massage.
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
29 May 09
I love the beach. I wish I could go every day, but as it is many hours away that is not an option... oh well the pool will do
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
29 May 09
I know what you mean. The nearest decent beach is a 2-hour drive from my place. With that, I have this goal of owning a beach house in the nearer future.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
29 May 09
So do we.. My in laws are going to buy one this year, but where they are getting it is about seven hours away. But we will have free will at it, they are not going to rent it so we can go anytime we want as long as they are not there..
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
25 May 09
I don't have a bath-tub; I would really love to soak myself in a warm tub with lots of fragrance and bath bubbles! Well, to relax, I usually read a book or watch tv or go online to chat/myLot/play games. And I have lots of snacks to keep me company as well!
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
28 May 09
aww man, I could not live without a bathtub.. that would make me depressed.
• Canada
23 May 09
When I want to relax meandmy3 I am guilty of doing the same thing! I love to light candles, turn down the lights, and have a nice hot relaxing bubble bath! To me that is a piece of heaven and I can stay in there anywhere from 1 to 3 hours if given the chance! When the water gets cool I just drain some and then add more hot lol!
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
23 May 09
I am on my way to take a bubble bath, my candles are going and my lights are off. Have a great afternoon
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@winman (235)
• United States
30 May 09
For me to relax i usually just call up my girlfriend, I don't really understand why but talking with her just calms me down and i can't get angry really. If I cant reach her I usually hit up Mylot or start playing with some of my friends online to try and blow off some steam and just chill. If that doesn't work well I usually go to sleep if you can sleep your relaxed lol.