Friday, September 19, 2014

My Five Favorite Ways to RELAX

Whew thank goodness it's Friday! It's been a super busy week after four days in LA, working over 12 hours at an event on Monday, and driving straight to work for a meeting on Tuesday, so I'm super glad the weekend's almost here. Although I'm driving right back to LA for a beach volleyball tournament on Saturday and running the She.is.beautiful 10K in Santa Barbara on Sunday, so I'm not sure how much relaxing I'm going to be doing.

My weekends have been pretty packed in general lately. Saturday will mark my 3rd weekend in a row driving down to LA! And, as part of my ongoing effort to make new friends in my new city, I've also filled my week days with multiple beach volleyball pick up games, indoor volleyball drop-ins and yoga dates. I even joined and then promptly forgot about a dodge ball team which starts playing tonight.

While it's been great to be so busy and social, I can feel the burn out setting in. So for today's "Favorite Things" themed Friday Five Linkup with Eat Pray Run DCMar on the Run and You Signed Up for What?!, I'm sharing my five favorite ways to relax in the hopes I can do them more often!




1. Read a good book

Nothing is more relaxing to me than cuddling up with a good book in bed, on the beach, or anywhere else lying down can happen. Definitely need more lying around in my life.

2. Hang out at the beach

I'm at the beach all the time, but the bf's visit was the first time I've went to the beach to just soak in the sun. So much more relaxing than all that beach volleyball. 


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3. Get a mani-pedi

I've had a Groupon for a mani-pedi FOREVER and I really need to find time to use it. I don't get my nails done very often so it makes me feel extra fancy when I do. 


4. Watch Reality TV

I've talked about my love for reality TV before. I'm super hooked on Bring It! and Dance Moms right now. Only downside is it makes me want to add dance classes to my crazy busy schedule. I just wish I was a Dancing Doll!

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5. Enjoy a meal outside

I don't know what it is but nothing beats enjoying a meal, coffee, or yummy adult beverage at an outside table. Especially one with good people watching.


Q: What's your favorite way to relax? Any tips for clearing your social calendar?

8 comments:

  1. I love this, relaxing is definitely important! Reading and the beach really work for me too. Sadly, I don't live near the beach so that one is rare for now.

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    1. Thanks Chaitali! I definitely need to take advantage of living super close to the beach for relaxing in addition to beach volleyball-ing :)

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  2. I'm such a reality TV nerd! I love all the worst shows. I always give the excuse that I'm so busy in my "real life" that I need that time to just not think about ANYTHING.

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    1. Haha I know right? I feel like it's totally legit to use terrible TV to zone out and relax :)

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  3. This summer I made a point to eat outside when I could, especially over lunch at work. It sure helped cheer up my days!

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    1. Oh yes getting that vitamin D is so important! We have a patio table at work where we can eat lunch and it is sometimes the BEST p[art of my day!

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  4. Your weekend is packed! I am sure you will have a great 10K. I love mani/pedis... I've even fallen asleep during the mani portions haha. Massages are always nice too, but can get $$.. I always look for groupons or gilt city deals :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Lol I've never fallen asleep during a manicure but I definitely have during a massage, which is kind of embarrassing lol. Good idea to look for deals, they can get so pricey!

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