Some Relaxing Thoughts

On my Facebook page, Bobby Benavides, I asked the question, “In an age of busyness and crazy schedules, what are ways you relax?”

We all have our calendars filled with important events and meetings. We have our google calendars linked to our phones in order to keep ourselves linked to our schedules. Some people even have reminders set in order to be reminded about a reminder.

Taking time to relax is a lost art when notifications keep us moving and scurrying to our next event.

Taking time to relax is a lost art when notifications keep us moving and…

Here are some ways others have been able to relax and step away from their hectic schedules.

“I love to go hiking. It feels great to be out in the mountains, or somewhere, just having a nice conversation with God or some good friends for a few hours.”-Gary J.

I love to go hiking. It feels great to be out in the mountains, or…

Heather S. shared an emoji of a wine glass. For those of you interested, she prefers “Red, like Pino Noir or Malbec”. I’m not a wine connoisseur, so I’m assuming those are relaxing.

My wife shared an emoji of a bathtub with the word “hot” in front of it. She does enjoy a hot bath, and I also know she likes to drink tea and have candles lit…and silence.

Lauren M. shared,” …laying outside barefoot in the grass, by myself engulfed in a good book, with the sun shining down on my face.”

Lauren M. shared, ...laying outside barefoot in the grass, by myself…

I’m assuming she is rubbing it to everyone who is located in northern states who have been turning their thermostats up. I also assume she is reading One of my books. 🙂

“During the busyness and chaos, background music and laughter is the best way to get through it.”-Mary and Aaron. They made a point to share classic rock or classic country is their music of choice.

During the busyness and chaos, background music and laughter is the best…

Lora O. shared, “Working puzzles is my relaxation time.” She prefers puzzles that have at least 1000 pieces or more. She also said, “I most always have a puzzle going.”

Working puzzles is my relaxation time.-Lora O.

I imagine a hallway filled with framed puzzles of animals playing poker and/or cartoon characters, but this is why I can’t work puzzles.

A friend of our family shared, “…I find laying in the tanning bed very relaxing. It’s warm…Soft music…no interruptions.”-Robin H.

I am still trying to figure out if she just lays in a tanning bed, or if she actually turns it on. I mean, I’m not one to judge, but the former seems a little weird.

...I find laying in the tanning bed very relaxing. It's warm...Soft…

Sarah W.’s relaxation is found in a nice “Nap!!!” I hope she takes advantage of that when she can.

Sarah W.'s relaxation is found in a nice...'Nap!!!'

Finally, Sharon S. shared a picture of the word “NO” written on a piece of paper and said, “I use this word…a lot.That allows me to only say yes to what really matters.”

That made me think of this post I shared recently…Why Saying No Can Set You Free.

Sharon S. shared a picture of the word 'NO' written on a piece of paper…

We all need to find time to relax. These are a few suggestions from some of my friends on Facebook. Hopefully, one of these ideas will come in handy, but if not, share with us some ways you unwind on this post.

Your suggestion just might help someone else put their feet up and rest on their journey.

Peace and blessings friends.

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