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    What do you do for relaxation?

    There are so many things one can do for relaxation. Here are some that I do (not at the same time, obviously). What about you?

    Visit FS universe

    Watch my favorite programs on TV (and turn it off when I don't care for what's on it)

    Meditate (regularly)

    Work out on the treadmill (regularly)

    Swim (in summer)

    Go to a movie

    Go out for dinner for family

    Take an afternoon nap

    Go to Barnes & Noble for a coffee and some reading

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    Depends on what kind of relaxation I need.

    If I'm upset at myself, or depressed, I tend to do my hair or nails. It relaxes me and makes me feel better.
    If I'm anxious, I tend to clean.
    I try to go to spin class 2x per week. And of course, FSU & watching tv.

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    Read. I'm boring.

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    Read
    Walk the dog or just walk
    Visit my favorite websites (FS Universe!)
    Continue my lifelong hunt for Christmas ornaments that I love
    Visit antique and book shops

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    Ride my bike - outside if it's "riding season" (which it's not yet, dammit!!), or inside hooked up to a Cycleops trainer
    Take a walk
    Go contra dancing
    Take a drive (with gas prices where they are, the drive is usually to the aforesaid contra dance.
    Watch TV or a movie
    Sleep :-)
    Play on my smartphone

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    I'm another boring one, I read.
    'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne

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    Read or surf the net

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    Read a book or my e-reader.
    Play games on the internet.
    Spend waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time reading on FSU

    My body has been acting up more as I get older so many of the things I used to do, I can't -- like gardening and counted cross stitch.

    Oh yeah, I keep my self occupied by volunteering with two hockey & two lacrosse clubs.
    Crazy about sports!

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    Read

    Cook

    Watch a good TV program

    Go for a long walk

    Go to the movies, for sure. My favorite past-time by far.

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    Long walks, in nature, alone ( and I get uneasy if I cannot have alone/ get away time).
    Treadmill when a hike is not an option.
    Books, audiobooks, stretching.
    improving my ballad- like lines

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    Read
    Watch a favorite movie
    Wear and enjoy a beautiful perfume
    Drink cocoa on a cold day
    nap
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    I had an interesting conversation with a friend and she brought up something I had never thought about. She said that some people recharge their battery by being with friends and being social while others recharge their batteries by being alone. I am definitely the type of person who likes to spend time alone. So for me, relaxation comes in the form of a good movie and a night on the couch all by myself.

    The other way I relax is by cooking, especially baking. Its funny because the only thing I want to do when I get home is just take a break, sit on the couch, maybe even a nap. However, so many times I come home and find myself cooking for an hour or two and feeling so good even though I never sat down when I walked in the door!
    -Brian
    "Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher

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    Yes, it's the introvert/extrovert thing. Extroverts gain energy from crowds. Introverts lose energy in crowds.

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    I'm like oleada, it depends on the stress. If I'm feeling down I give myself a mani or play with make up. If I'm really down on myself I color my hair. If my kids are the source I run up to my room, lay down, close my eyes, and take deep breaths. Of course I'm only able to do this for about 2 minutes max then the kids are banging on my door, grrr. For general relaxation I like to listen to a water fountain or read. I ♥ reading.

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    Nothing, I am never relaxed.

    CAN'T YOU TELL?!!!

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    I do recharge my batteries by being alone, but I don't have to make an effort for it. I like reading, but it has never really relaxed me.

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    Read, go for a walk, work out on the treadmill @ the gym, swim, go bike riding, listen to my favorite music

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    I'm 77 so am limited as to what I can & can't do. What I do: write letters (correspond with appx. 65 people worldwide), spend about 2 hours per day on the Internet, read at least 2 books a week, meet friends 3 or 4 times a month for lunch/dinner, watch figureskating & reality shows & documentaries, operas & Downtown Abbey on PBS.

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    I forgot to write in my list: A massage is very relaxing. Recently I registered at a massage place to get a monthly massage (or a facial). Oddly pedicure/manicure don't do it for me.

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    It depends what I'm in the mood for. I'm definitely an introvert, but I enjoy going to the gym or yoga classes, going for runs with my dogs or wandering the mall all alone. If I don't feel like going out, then I break out the Seinfeld DVDs. I will never tire of that show.

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