“Chilax”… something about that word drives me nuts.
But putting that aside for a moment, actually ‘chilling out’ and relaxing is something that doesn’t always come easily to me.
I was the one at the end of yoga class, when they said ‘clear your mind of all distractions’… I was the one who immediately started thinking about everything and anything.
Clear your mind????
Seriously… who can think about nothing? I mean as soon as you try to think about nothing you think about something even if it is just how you will clear your freaking mind!
Relaaaaaaaaaaaax…. obviously there are too many things whirring around in my head and I just need to switch off for a bit.
I used to run a deep, hot bath and sink into it. That was how I quieted my mind for a while. Not completely mind you, but enough to get some thoughts in order. I did all my best thinking in the bath.
I ‘did’, past tense, because we don’t have a bath right now.
Our shiny, new, lovely bathroom is actually our en-suite and it’s only little… too little for a bath.
Eventually there will be a shiny, new, lovely, family bathroom with an awesome, deep, long bath… but in true never ending renovations style, that is months away.
So in the mean time I need to work out a new way to unwind.
How do you do it? How do you relax?