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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Why I Just Can't Relax


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I am not really very good for relaxing for three main reasons really. Firstly, I am never in the mind state just to relax. As I have posted before I am quite anxious all the time and this makes totally relaxing hard. Relaxing gives me more time to think things over and get more anxious. Hence a nasty circle forms.

Secondly, I am not very good at doing just one thing. I couldn't just lie in a bath with candles etc. I would have to be doing something else as well like read, but then I am too scared to take a book in in case it gets wet.

Finally, I have quite a short attention span. I can't spend the morning just reading because I get bored / frustrated after about 15 minutes.

So Rosie and relaxing really don't seem to go very well :(

What do you do to relax? 



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6 comments:

  1. I make myself relax when I get stressed, like having a bath
    makes me calm down. I can understand the need to have to be doing something, its hard to switch off sometimes.

    Hannah
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  2. I know what you mean, I find it hard to sit back and do nothing - I usually find that I feel most relaxed when I've got several things on the go! :-) x

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    1. Same! Keeping myself busy is often the best relaxation!

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  3. Hands down i'm the same, I can't relax because my head thinks, I get more stressed - to be honest relaxing makes me more stress, so I somewhat avoid having "me" time. I find baking or cross stitching is the only real way I have to relax.

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    1. It's horrible isn't it! I'm going to try and do some more baking I think (ideal before christmas!)

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  4. Absolutely know what you mean about the books in baths thing - I can't even bring myself to take a magazine! Soggy paper is not ok for me! I am anxious a lot of the time too - I had this book recommended to me 'Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world'. Though I am skeptical, I have it on order (amazon had it on sale!) so I'll let you know how it is :)

    Grace x
    theartofwandering.blogspot.com

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