I have been scouring the internet and pinterest for tips to deal with adrenal exhaustion. One thing that I kept coming across was the suggestion to do something positive and relaxing. I thought about it and I really do not do this on a regular basis. I mean, I watch tv while I do other things (such as write this blog post), but is that really "relaxing"?
On a whim, I decided to challenge myself to a 2-week Positive & Relaxing Challenge. Everyday I have to do something that is positive and relaxing.
I can't tell you how anxious this makes me. LOL What the hell can I do that is positive and relaxing?
Here are the few things I came up with:
- Taking a bath. I actually love taking a bath and reading my Writer's Digest.
Walking through Regents Park. Oh wait, I have to be in London to do that... Walking in the early morning, enjoying coffee, watching the Hawaiian sun rise. Nope. Can't do that either. The current temperature in Alaska is -17F. This morning it was like -35F or so.
- Meditation. I spend my days fairly isolated. Do I really want more time within my mind? I feel like I do this all the time.
- Tanning. I am planning on tanning starting tomorrow morning. It's never a really long time, but I always feel better after I tan.
- Playing music. I have to be in the right mood to play. It is relaxing and rewarding. I generally spend an hour or so playing bass guitar 3 or 4 times a week.
Hiking. Not this time of year. I used to go hiking all the time during my short stint in Oregon.
- Gardening. I really love being around plants. I know greenhouses are starting to hire. Do I take on a second job part-time?
Okay. I am terrible at this. I am like Ben Wyatt in the video. What do I get myself when I splurge? Socks. I literally did that like 3 weeks ago. I bought underwear the next week. Splurge? Why yes, the three pack cost like $22 or something and that seems REALLY EXPENSIVE for basic underwear.
Please comment and leave some suggestions on how to relax. I tend to associate relaxing with being bored. Help help help!!!