Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Getting to Know You: Rest and Relaxation

Since things have been pretty stressful around here lately, why don't we focus on some R&R for a change?  When you need to refresh your mind and body, where do you go?  What do you do?

Is your current method of "getting away from it all" effective, or do you wish you had the means to try something different, like a spa weekend or a spiritual retreat of some kind?

Writers and characters can answer this question, so come on everyone - tell us what you do when you need a little rejuvenation!

18 comments:

Galadriel said...

I wish I had a more efficent way to destress than watch Doctor Who on my laptop....

Abigail said...

I like to play my flute

Skye said...

I think about blue
(Sky is a Screnzy character--half-bird who just escaped from a circus for the second time)

Joel said...

I kill people

Galadriel said...

Cool it, Joel. That is not cool.

Candy said...

When I'm there, I like to sit on the roof of my aunt's house so I'm among the tree branches and far from people. I even had a bird sit on my shoulder once by mistake.

Laura Martone said...

That sounds lovely, Candy. I would so sit on a roof if I could. Instead, I try to relax with yoga, a walk, a nap, or a swim - and during the summer, my hammock helps, too. But, Ann, I would definitely not say "no" to a spa getaway or spiritual retreat. ;-)

Aidan said...

I like hang out with my wife to relax.

ALONE.

Michael Harper said...

I know what you mean, Aidan. I've always appreciated "alone time" with my wife, too. Can be very, uh, relaxing.

Marenya said...

I like to go for long walks outdoors, alone.

Or spend time in the garden.

That photo is just lovely. It reminds me of the gardens at Tor Aden.

Ginger said...

I like going to the beach. Or just reading a book.

Reading a book at the beach is even better.

I've always wanted to get one of those hot rock spa treatments. But, wow, are they expensive. Or one of those things where they cover you in green goo. It's supposed to be good for your skin.

Ginger said...

I find Dr. Who a little stressful, Galadriel! That show is intense.

I enjoy it, but it doesn't relax me the way a glass of wine does.

Wine! I forgot to mention wine.

I saw this on Facebook the other day:

"To treat a bottle of wine properly, you should first remove the cork and allow it to breathe.

If it doesn't look like it is breathing, give it mouth-to-mouth rescuscitaton."

(laughs)

Raynor said...

Beating Aidan up relaxes us both.

Marenya said...

Hey Sky,

You just think about blue? That's interesting.

Aidan, you can see auras, right? What does blue mean in an aura?

Olivia Harper said...

Ooh, I'm with Ginger. Nothing like a nice glass of wine... and a hot bubble bath - preferably enjoyed at the same time.

Aidan said...

Usually peaceful, love. Or sensitive, sometimes.

My aura is usually blue.

Marenya said...

You, peaceful? (snort)

Aidan said...

My aura IS blue. I think it's my ken.