Monday, April 5, 2010

Top 5 Ways For Me To Relax

I was looking in the mirror yesterday as I was driving home (before the earthquake) and I was talking to my daughter on my cell (yes, I have an ear piece) - with the sun shining down onto my head - I thought I saw a glimpse of a gray hair.... I ran my fingers through my hair and there it was! I yanked it out from the root... What I found odd was that at the end of the hair where my "natural color" was it was nicely textured with a small curl to it... Where the gray was - the shaft of the hair was thicker and just plain awful... I am WAY too YOUNG to go GRAY... no way - not me... Nope - nothing doing...

I began to realize that I am getting old because I am a complete stressed out MESS..... I need to relax... breathe in... breathe out.... So I came up with a list of 5 things I am going to do this week to relax me... to make me feel good.. and to make me feel Young... again...

  1. Get in the hot tub every night and let the hot bubbling waters soothe my achy muscles.
  2. Get my hair done - cut, color, and style... No walking out with wet hair to save a buck!
  3. Get a pedicure and have my feet get that extra 15 minute massage...and paint my toenails Red.
  4. No Television or Computer after I'm done for the day - stop checking for work messages
  5. Light all my favorite candles - play my favorite music and just be still.... at least for longer than a minute!
What do you do to relax?


Beth said...

Great advice! I started finding grey hair when I was in my 20's. I know what you mean about being too young to go grey!

Velvet Over Steel said...

What a great post and advice! I am so stressed right now; job, trying to sell a house and move, etc.etc. So glad I found your blog! Following now and love all the post I have read so far! Great blog & writting! :-)

Heart2Heart said...


I too have had a head full of gray hairs far before I thought I should have them. Now I hide them every so often with hair color.

I do love your list of things to do to relax and now that the temperatures are going to warm up a bit, it's time to fill our jacuzzi again.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Carol said...

Good luck on the relaxing, definately do it. I'm going for the pedicure for sure!

After about 5 years of fun coloring my hair, I've decided that I'm ready for the silver streaks. It is kind of an empowering feeling, and I just had my second compliment on how great it looked. We'll see, if I hate it I can always go back. The plus side is that it feels soft and wonderful!

My favorite thing to do when I'm sick or stressed is to watch a Western, with lots of horseback riding. Something about the big landscapes and the sound of horse hoofs make me feel better.

ScoMan said...

Fantastic idea.

I think we all need to take more time to relax in today's world. And to learn to turn off the computer and the phone occasionally is a big one.

The world won't miss us if we go off the radar for a day or two.

gayle said...

I love all the things you do plus reading, tv,facebook and blogging.


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