when was the last time you just relaxed??

United States
July 12, 2009 10:00pm CST
To be honest I cant remember the time I last sat back and relaxed... I have been trying to get so much done it seems since Easter, between getting things done for my sons school.. to his bday party and getting out of school... starting new projects on the house and yard and then my car broke down and my mom, thank goodness, was able to help out and drive me and my kids around for things that I still needed to get done. I could use a weekend to not have to worry about what bills are going to get paid and what ones have to be pushed off until next week, or not worry about a project that is only half way done around the house... or house cleaning!! have you been crazy lately and need time to just sit back and relax....or have you been lucky and just got back from a nice relaxing day or even a weekend??
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
13 Jul 09
Hello bookreadermom08 this is checkmail and as I can remember back, I don't think I ever got time to relax.You know we tend to get involved in each and every subjects so just can't find out a way to get relaxed completely.Talking about partiall relaxation, just two days ago on saturday I had gone to market place to shop while going to market I had to wait for the transportation for at least 1 and 1/2 hour than the market was also too busy so there much energy got utilised and later while returning home again had to wait fo transportation for about 1 hour after reaching home I wasn't feeling comfortable, sometime of exhausted.Later at night when felt too much, i got hold of my softdrink and just sat back relaxed in front of TV and sipping on my cold drink.Yes it made me relax a little bit and latter completely relaxed as I lyed doen to sleep. So this was my partiall relaxation at home. GoodLuck.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
hey even partial relaxation is better than none!!! I guess we have to take it when we can... I know I need to start scheduling more relax time in my schedule!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• China
13 Jul 09
this is life!! book! we are busy with many stuff of life. and one day we find we are old. that is pity!! how we do our life in value? we need wisdom.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
You are very right!!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
13 Jul 09
It is hard to think and remember. All these months I am very busy.I have lots of problems in career, personal life and all. I have never got time to relax.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
oh I know!! I have been running, even when my car broke down for 4 days I still had my mom pick me up with my kids and I still had running to do and got things done... it was crazy... and yet never did I feel relaxed!! we really need to start finding time for us and relaxing and enjoying life around us before it goes by in a blink!!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I think word "relax" has no room for as long as we live. Though, there were times that we're home specially during weekends but still we just can't relax as there's still lot of things to do for during week days we're usually off to work. When sick, it can't never be called rest as we're not feeling well and how could we enjoy our life, is the things that keeps taunting my me til now.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
I hear ya... and I know exactly what you mean... maybe if we scheduled more relax time in... just a day or half a day a week maybe we can sit back and enjoy life more and feel better about things and maybe even be better off for it... thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• United States
13 Jul 09
Saturday is my "butt day." The family has been trained and the rest of the people in my world. That is the day that I sit in my chair and watch the world go by. Sometimes I just feel even too tired to eat. Sometimes I take a bubble bath or not. Maybe I watch some TV or read a book or go out for a drive or sleep. I LOVE SATURDAY. The rest of the week has enough junk to do. When I rest I find that I get much more accomplished during the week. I actually get more mileage out of my work time after resting. Resting is an essential part of my life and I always look forward to it. Maybe this is a little off the wall, but it sure is nice.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
I love that... "Butt day" .. I think we all need one day a week to have a "butt day"... I know I might be more productive during the week if I found more time to relax along the way.. even a half day a week would be nice! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
the only time I get relax is the time I went out with my bro to drink and just chill but the total idea of relaxing just makes me miss the life I had before..... but now its full of errands and things to do places to go and many more..... dont want to even think about it.
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• United States
20 Jul 09
awww I wasnt suppose to make you sad with my post, for that I am sorry....but if you got to go out and get away and chill...then that is good!!! just remember life happens, and we have to go with the flow, but it also changes alot too...just when you least expect it and it can always get better with what we choose!!! happy mylotting!
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
15 Jul 09
After reading your discussion I was trying to think of the last time I just relaxed....and just cannot remember the day......I really think now I need to take a break and just sit back and relax....and forget all about work
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• United States
20 Jul 09
--oh I know how you feel!!! I did take it pretty easy last night, I cleaned my house pretty good the last 2 days and I gave myself a couple hours on the weekend to just watch some tv... but still I had the kids with me and that doest stop the "mommy I'm thirsty" ... or "what do we have to eat" ... LOL but I know someday we are going to get away and I will be able to relax... someday!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
14 Jul 09
i guess i am one of the lucky ones .i get to relax all time. i live by my self, do things when i want to. no one is wanting me to do things for them.but when my kids were home and i worked it was a different story.iknow about trying to find time to relax
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• United States
15 Jul 09
It must be nice to have time like that ....LOL, I vaguely remember that time before kids when it was just hubby and I and I worked full time (actually 1 full time job and 2 part time jobs LOL) and yet my house was always clean and we rented movies and just laid on the couch every night...but now, we rent movies and between the kids, the house, or my now trying to earn money online -- I get to only see half of the movies, and it has been forever since I laid on the couch at night!! but things are shaping up, I am working on getting more organized and I hope that in the long run I will be rewarded for my efforts!! thanks for responding and have a great night!
@KrauseHome (35277)
• United States
14 Jul 09
Well I can relate with not finding the time to relax and just not do anything and worry about things like you used too as well. But anytime you do get time just for yourself it does feel good for sure. Personally I have been where you are many times, but right now I am spending a lot of time relaxing, and have no choice but to try and catch up on some Email, mylotting, etc. as well. I just had Cataract surgery on my left eye and off work until Thursday so I have been doing a lot of sleeping, and now catching up on some much needed mylotting as well.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
well first I hope you recover well from your surgery. its sad when it takes a surgery to make us sit back and find time for ourselves.. I am hoping that with all that I have been doing and actually accomplishing that it will make life easier by time my son goes back to school.. we should be more organized.. less cluttered and find more family time... so I hope it will all be rewarding after this crazy summer!! LOL thanks for the response and have a great night!
• United States
14 Jul 09
the last time i just relax was last time was last night when i was sleeping. or should i say this morning fell alsleep at 8 a.m. then i relaxed and went out to the movies theater and cried because of this one movie don't want to say the title because its not that sad of a movie. i was embarrassed that i cried over it. anyway that was the last time i relaxed. and then i came on here. i feel like i haven't had a break in a while. all i been doing is making money on chat sites.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
well making money is very important and great that you are dong well with your sites... and another great thing is that you can get stressed over things and come on here and kind of get it off your chest that helps too!! thanks for responding and have a great night!
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
14 Jul 09
I can sense, you have very busy schedules. One does need to find time to relax and get rid of the stresses of the day. My work days are also very long during the week, starting early in the morning and going late into the evening. By the time I get back home, it could be close to 9 pm. And, I make sure that I take at least one hour to relax and get rid off all the stresses and strains of the day. My favorite way is to listen to classical music, Strauss, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven. I have a collection of CD's.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
yes being a full time mom when the job never stops it can be quite stressful at times and then the housework on top of that... crazy days always!! LOL but I love being a mom!! it sounds great that you get to do that every night, and I agree, you need that to keep your stress levels down... listening to music is a great way to relax... I did that when I worked in the office and I would listen to music all the way home in rush hour and by time I got home I forgot all about the work!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• India
13 Jul 09
Hi friend, I am always free.I try to enjoy life as i take life very easily.Every day i take relax myself for at least 2-4 hours a day.The rest of the time i will just try to spend some time with internet and doing mylotting.Always i try to give some time for relaxing myself.In this way i keep myself busy and happy. Have a nice day
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• United States
15 Jul 09
that is wonderful, keep it up since it is working for you!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
13 Jul 09
I really can't be done with relaxing, I'm one of few who HAS to be doing something constantly because otherwise I get really stressed and angry.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
no, getting stressed and angry is not good... I know a few people that are hyper and active and dont like to sit still for too long. thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@Archie0 (4669)
13 Jul 09
I think it was since 3 or 4 days i am just relaxing .I am on my bed rest as i am not well at all.Its been a harsh climate changes here and they are not stable And also affecting everyone badly.And it hit me too this time and i am not well at all.So i am just relaxing more 3 to 4 days because i have to travel a lot now in few days.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
oh I hope you are better before you have to travel... good luck and yes, get some rest and relax --that will probably help alot!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
To be honest also, I never had the chance to relax since June because of heavy workload. It's just now that I have faced mylot. I think I could have a break this October and I will plan to relax during that time, maybe for a week or two. I need to unwind also.