If your really think about it, it really does not take a lot of things to make us content. When we want to unwind from a week of work and commitments, we want to do so in a way that is very personal and freeing. I am one of those people who find relaxing a difficult task. For example, mediation does not work for me. I can sit in one place and start letting my thoughts exit my mind. However, it seems that I might have two exits because new thoughts start marching in. Then I just get up. I really admire those people who can though!!!!
One way I relax is running. Out on the trail, my mind clears and ideas come flooding through. Some of my greatest ideas come during a run. I can have arguments with myself, ponder an issue, or debate the news of the day. But when I get home, I’m at peace.
This has been my first week back after a two-week vacation. Getting back into the swing of things was a little slow. This weekend I went to my second favorite way to relax.
A glass of wine,
a great book,
and a roaring fire made the evening quite pleasureable.
A long time ago, I found an escape that only books could give me. Since that time, reading has been a way to relax and transport myself to another world. Currently, I’m reading In The Walled Garden by Anahita Firouz. (I am a little more than halfway finished and it is a great read about late 1970s inIran) Adding a fire just creates that tranquile atmosphere that recharges me.
What is it for you that recharges you after a long week of work?