Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Challenge unplugged

Good Friday morning!  I am at the lake, sitting on the deck enjoying a beautiful view and listening to nature.  There is nothing better and it is a great start to my day.  I am so blessed that I can be here on a Friday and still get my job done!  Love it!

However, it got me thinking about stress levels of most people.  When I had a full-time job and I was raising my boys things were always hectic.  I would run from one thing to another never really able to fully appreciate them.  It was constant chaos.  I thought I was handling it well, but of course, I wasn't.  My heath was suffering and I had to learn to slow down.

Today's challenge is to unplug, de-stress and take some time for yourself.  It doesn't have to be a full day (unless you want to).  But one hour per week just for yourself will make a huge difference.  Do something that you love to do.

A few suggestions on how to spend your hour:

take a bubble bath
go for a walk
get a massage or manicure
sit outdoors
sip a glass of wine
listen to music
play the piano or other instrument
drive in the car and sing at the top of your voice

Brian's dream hour is to go to the casino with unlimited funds.  It can be anything at all that helps you to unwind and unplug.

Of course, for this hour, no cell phones or computer.  Completely unplug.

I used to unplug on Sundays.  No computer, turn off the cell phone and I just spent quality time with the family.  We would play games, go for walks, nap and have fun.  I think I may have to start that up again.  Not sure how I got out of the habit.  But, it is nice!

Discussion:  How do you like to unwind, what is your dream hour?