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Ways to Relax

I'm looking for suggestions on how to treat myself well. I've been going through rather a tiring patch lately, and need some self-nourishing tips or tricks. I usually relax after work by reading my f-list and visiting T&C, but that's not enough lately.

I plan to visit the library and borrow some books, and get an MP3 player so I can listen to audio books on the treadmill, but I'm looking for more ideas.

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catsfiction
Mar. 28th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
If you can afford it, there's nothing more gloriously indulgent and relaxing than a day at a spa. A more economical alternative is a facial or a massage at your local beauty parlour. Or a good substitute is to buy some nice toiletries (travel size if money's tight - skimp on quantity rather than quality). Put on a face mask and soak in the bathtub by candlelight for a while.

Easiest and cheapest of all - burn a relaxing aromatherapy oil. I like mandarin, rose, or lavender.

It can be difficult to break the habit of reading LJ. I'm not saying it's bad, but sometimes we do need more and we kind of forget how to occupy ourselves by other means.

If you feel you need a more sustained creative recovery program, try "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Wonderfully nurturing and practical - just a few simple steps can transform your life.

Good luck!

Edited at 2008-03-28 10:11 pm (UTC)
np_complete
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
I've decided to make a spa day a reward for biting the bullet and buying a new car. I have research to do, cars to drive, a negotiating session to prep for. I've been putting it off for months and months.

I agree with you completely about The Artist's Way. I'm probably due for a re-read.