I have a friend who (among other many titles and designations) is a counselor in a Wellness Center at a college. She has posted many interesting articles on the subject on various social media sites. Often times the subject matter makes me pause and think about how well I’m really living. Today she shared an article on the subject of “where do you go to relax?” Some suggestions were yoga class, a hike in the woods – a dark room to meditate. All being great places but none that I could say I practiced. So I’ve spent a few moments throughout the day trying to think where I go or what I do to relax. Honestly, I was stumped. I enjoy many activities but I couldn’t honestly say I did anything for the purpose of relaxation.
Tonight I decided to work a bit on what I call my art. I sometimes have images randomly appear in my brain that just swirl about until I’m ready to let them come out. *Side note to self – I may need to chat with my friend about these visions …. Anyway, as I was working I began to feel a bit calmer and somewhat detached from my surroundings. I wasn’t thinking about work or home or the tension knot in my neck – it was just me and the art.
So, I guess where I go to relax is in Art. In a about 30 minutes – I will find it in a bag of chocolate chip cookies. 😉