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[Apr. 29th, 2009|04:57 pm]
I'm tired. I've been exhausted for weeks. I hope the herbs my dad gave me (my dad works with herbal and natural remedies) will work soon. I feel so depleted and drained.

I'm not very good at relaxing. Writing about my exhaustion or concerns does very little. I got a massage from a friend recently and she said that I hold tension in every joint. I accept that I have the tendency to be anxious, but I would love to be able to go home and relax every once in awhile. I know this may take some practice.

So, my question for you: what do you do to relax? What works for you, what doesn't, and what would you recommend?

[User Picture]From: holyschist
2009-04-30 12:47 am (UTC)
You should go to 10,000 Waves sometime! Um, it's not really a regular solution, but omg I am ridiculously relaxed this week.

Anyway: massage, hot springs/cold plunge, exercising until exhaustion, sex, classical music, sushi. Also, if I'm having trouble sleeping, I do this thing where I try to tense and relax my body bit by bit, starting with my feet and moving up to my head.
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[User Picture]From: joylass
2009-04-30 04:29 am (UTC)
It sounds to me like you're asking for two contrasting things. You want more energy? You want to relax?

I exercise to get more energy and do yoga to relax. Make sure your iron levels are ok. Maybe you could get a professional massage? I do visualizations, the hardest part about it is remembering to do it. If you're overwhelmed by the tasks at hand you can write a to do list and cross items out as you go. Other things that relax me: grooming/riding horses, painting, reading, sun bathing

Maybe you can have a drum circle? Are you still playing guitar?
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[User Picture]From: phantomness
2009-04-30 02:33 pm (UTC)
I should add that I get so tense that I only exhaust myself more. The exhaustion is due to an accumulation of various things from the past few months, and is more than just physical. So, that's why I'm asking for suggestions on ways to relax - getting more energy is dependent on me balancing out my endocrine system (yay herbs) and finding what I can do to be less tense.

Exercise is part of my regular routine, and does balance me out somewhat. My friend is a practicing massage therapist. I make to-do lists sometimes. I stopped playing guitar, but I did find it relaxing. I found what I learned from my Taoism class relaxing - the next step is taking the time to actively remember to do the breathing exercises.
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