I used to think that it was a privilege to relax and take time to myself.  I had to have a reason or excuse, or have worked very, very hard to earn a few moments of down time.  Now I have come to the realization that I have to relax in order to do the work I do.  I have to take the time to myself to rejuvenate, to think clearly and to keep myself healthy.

Relaxation can take many forms:  meditation, yoga, exercise, solitude, a walk, reading a great book, staring into space, sipping tea with a friend, dozing on a lawn chair, gardening or napping at the beach-to name a few but my favorite new indulgence is massage.  It has taken me a while to hone in on the best massage experience and I have decided that the massage environment is critically important.  The environment can be a spa, a massage venue, or my new favorite, a therapeutic massage via a chiropractor’s office.  The important elements are:  quiet, calming music, essential oils that smell good, a  convenient location, and a reasonable price so I can participate more often.  Massage is not an indulgence, it is a recipe for health.

I feel better already!


Filed under Life thoughts, Relax

2 responses to “Relax

  1. Nancy

    Ohhh…did you get a massage? I want another one! That was such a nice day with you. THANK YOU!!!!!


  2. Lua

    In my opinion, taking a few moments to yourself and just relax is the key to being happy! And you’re so right- nothing beats a good massage 🙂


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