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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Resolution of the Day: RELAX

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." Ovid               OK, I admit, this is sort of a cheat.  Not that much different from the resolution on REST.  I also admit that I am exercising my already well established imperfection by giving up on getting thirty of these in thirty days. It was worth a try...  But meanwhile, about that relaxing... I'm going to argue (in a really relaxed way) that it's a bit different than resting.  I'm not that great at sitting still.  Sometimes I relax best by shutting up my chattering monkey via occupying another channel, say by writing limericks or doing a crossword.  Walking in the woods always works.  This time of year in the Wet North West, strolling the streets and checking out the rambunctious growth of mosses and lichens is a good salve for my soul.  Listening to music, writing a short story, folding laundry--I'm easily entertained when I am relaxing.  What works for you? 

Great website:  Take Back Your Time.  They are even more relaxed about deadlines than me, considering they are still talking about the October 2009 celebration.

Quote for the day:  "For fast acting relief, try slowing down."  Lily Tomlin

Today's song:  You Can Close Your Eyes, James Taylor tune as covered by William Fitzsimmons

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