February 20, 2014 No Comments
These days it seems like life is moving at warp speed. It’s really hard to find the time to do any of the things I find relaxing. I feel like I’m doing something wrong every time I carve out time for myself before everything else I have to do is done, like any kind of “me time” is the last thing on the to-do list. I would like to change this way of thinking before I go insane, so I am going to begin trying to make some time to enjoy myself, and if it means putting some other things on the back burner then so be it.
One of my absolute favorite things to do is play video games! I get kind of nerdy about it, sitting in one of my Bean Bag Chairs and cursing at the screen. I’m not sure what it is about video games that sucks me in, but I love being the best at something, and depending on the game I usually am.
Another thing I love to do is read. I’m not picky about genre, I can usually get into anything as long as it’s well written and fairly interesting. Some friends of mine think I’m kind of crazy because I’ll read anything, and that often turns out to be children’s books. I’m sorry, I don’t care how old I am, it just doesn’t get any better than The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Something else I truly enjoy is working with my hands. I love to build things and getting my hands dirty. A friend of mine is wanting to build a couple of Garden Sheds before she plants her vegetable garden this year. I’m really looking forward to building something beautiful for my friend, and I’m also going to enjoy the simplicity of just doing it. I feel like I put so much thought into every single thing, but when building a structure there are certain rules you have to follow in order for it to be stable, and that kind of takes it all out of my hands. There’s a certain amount of peace in that.
I think another thing that would help me de-stress would be to try to find the joy in those things I have to do. If I could search out something I like about doing the mundane everyday tasks, maybe I wouldn’t dread them so much. I’m not sure how one could really make grocery shopping, or doing the dishes fun, but I’m going to give it my best shot!