Emphasis on Relaxing

February 18, 2010

I’ve been feeling more stressed these past few days, so it’s a good thing I’ve been trying to put an emphasis on relaxing.

I’ve meditated daily. 

Yesterday I called a friend and that was really helpful.

I’ve tried to sleep a bit more.

I’m drinking tons of tea, especially green tea.

The other day I went for a walk at lunch and really enjoyed listening to music on the way.

I’ve listened to lots of podcasts on my iPhone while in my hotel room this week too.

I would have loved to take a bath but my room this trip had a shower not a tub so that was out – but I did enjoy my nice shower gel which has almond oil in it & leaves me feeling all slippery.

I’ve tried to mainly eat foods that I actually LIKE as well as fit my diet, because taking pleasure in eating relaxes me too.  I’ve not always had success with that – a lot of what’s on offer here in Germany isn’t my favorite, but I do the best I can. 

I smile while I type because I’m wearing the rings that fit again that remind me of my wonderful husband and his generosity & good taste & how lucky I am to have him in my life.

I have a magazine ready for my flight home to entertain me & get my mind going in some new directions.

I would have benefited from releasing some stress through exercise but I’ve had long working days and been very tired this week, so my good intentions to do exercise in my hotel room this week have largely gone unfulfilled – but I forgive myself, so that’s okay.

I’ve enjoyed NOT having a scale to hop on every morning, and I think I’m getting ready to give the scale up for a few weeks.  I “officially” weigh in every Monday but really get on the scale pretty much every day when I’m home, just to “see how I’m doing” but being away from the scale I’m realizing that even that does add some stress, and I’m pretty sure I’m in the groove enough to be able to stay on track without the scale every day.  I think I’m going to put it away and only pull it out Mondays for a while – and see how that goes for me. 

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