Tuesday, June 25, 2019

24 Quick Tips to Relax, Mix It Up, and Even Live It Up A Bit


Hi All,

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Looking for some fun?  Need a distraction from your condition?   A new hobby?  Additional self-care ideas?  Here’s some great options to consider:

Stimulate your mind Grab a book (Maybe even join a book club!)

Bask in lavender relaxing scent, relaxed self.

Entertainment galore:   Binge on a favorite streaming series.

Self-care, self-care, self-care Rest, yoga, stretch, mindfulness   

Gravitate to Meditate:   Find your inner peace. 

Down it:   Drink more water; get more energy.

Love it:   Surround yourself with happy people, laughing children, silly stories. 

Live the Dream:   Find it; go for it.

Attitude of gratitude Seek it out, embrace it (journal it!).

Plant a seed:   Create (green) life!  

Destress:  Filter out unnecessary life stresses.

Peer out a window:   Sunrise, sunset.  Nature’s daily gifts of beauty.

Candle Up:   Embrace the light; shut out the darkness.

Treat time Salty or sweet?

Phone a friend:   Share some laughs. 

Got a puzzle?  Piece one together!

Game night!   In it to win it!

Fancy Smancy:   Decorate those toes!

Cuddle up The human touch is priceless.

Furry friends Comfort, fun, and laughs. 

Scenery change:  Bask in sunshine; enjoy lunch on your deck or patio.

Relaaaxx:    Melt into a massage.

Crayola Magic:   Check out coloring (or even painting!) 

What do you do to de-stress?  Relax?  Distract yourself from your condition?  Please feel free to share what's worked magic for you, helped you get through a rough day, or added some fun into the mix.


  1. Great article. Love the extra ones then the norm.

  2. Great article! Meditating for 30 minutes at night has been a life saver for me. Relaxing my OCD mind is so important to bring my focus back to what is actually important.

    1. Most definitely! I found it really helpful yesterday during a painful procedure. Focusing on my breathing made me relax, making it physically and mentally less painful.

  3. Listening to music helps me to relax in no time. Reading a good book also helps!

  4. Music!! How could I forget such a great option! Thank you for sharing it!

  5. Lovely tips for de-stressing. I will do some light exercise; it is good for focusing, or read a book I know I enjoy multiple times, like Agatha Christie's murders or Little Women. Puzzles are also shockingly calming!

    1. They are - I've been finding more and more doctor's offices have puzzles out. I think it's a fabulous idea. It makes the wait time seem shorter and it's a fun distraction! (I too am a reading fan - Lisa Gardner, James Patterson..)

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    1. Glad you liked them! Thank you for checking them out!

  7. Me too! It's gotten me through so much!

  8. Love your ideas. We need distractions sometimes.

  9. We sure do! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  10. I'm always looking for more ideas! I feel like I need more activities to fill my spare time with. Thanks for this!

  11. You are welcome - I'm glad I was able to add some new ones into the mix for you.

  12. Lots of great tips...I love the unconditional love my dog Lexi gives me everyday!

  13. Pets are priceless, aren't they!



Hi All, I’m excited to announce that due to the success of this blog that I have now transitioned over to a new blogging platform that I t...