101 Ways to Indulge Yourself -
1-10: with Peace and Quiet!
As women we work hard and have a lot of stress in our lives - we deserve a break!
The first 10 ways to indulge yourself are with peace and quiet:
1 - Take a Long, Peaceful Walk in a Park or Wooded Area
Take a long, peaceful walk in a park or wooded area - all by yourself, or with a good
friend. Try to pick a nice day, one that's not too hot or too cool, and is bright and sunny.
Be sure to stop and look at flowers, even the small ones. Listen for birds singing in the
trees and through the air. Watch the clouds move across the sky. Take slow, deep breaths
and smell the fresh air. If you can take your shoes off and feel the cool grass on your feet.
2 - Read a Good Book
Buy a good book and sit back and read it. Maybe you already even have a book around that you
just haven't had the time to read yet. Find a quiet, comfortable spot where you can be alone
and read until you have forgotten about all the stress in your life.
3 - Drink Some Herbal Tea
While your reading that book drink something relaxing like a cup of chamomile tea. Many
other herbal teas are also caffeine free and can you to relax. If you don't like tea, try
warm milk, a glass of wine or warm apple cidar.
4 - Nature Sounds CD's
Listen to nature CD's with sounds of the ocean, thunderstorms, the rain forest, or wildlife.
You can listen while reading and drinking your tea. Or close your eyes while listening and
try to imagine you are on a vacation and laying on the beach, exploring the Amazon rain forest,
or just staying inside on a wet, rainy day. It may even remind you of how relaxed
you felt while taking your long, peaceful walk.
5 - Relaxing Music
If you would rather listen to music, try listening to some light jazz, slow blues or classical
music while slowly sipping some wine or herbal tea. Maybe take a nice long bubble bath at
the same time.
6 - Nature Scene Posters
While listening to your nature sound CD's you may want some help to imagine your are laying
on a beautiful, quiet beach. Or walking through a majestic forest. Or quietly watching
7 - Waterfalls
If your imagination needs a little more help, try buying one of those little waterfalls
for inside your house. You can then listen to the sound of falling water and watch it
at the same time.
8 - Wind Chimes
Listening to wind chimes ringing and jingling as a cool breeze blows past them is very relaxing.
They're great to read a book by or have a relaxing drink with, but my favorite thing is to
have one outside near your bedroom window. Every morning you can wake up with the refreshing
sound of ringing wind chimes.
9 - Bird Baths and Feeders
The sound of birds happily chirping and singing is just as relaxing as wind chimes. You can
set up bird baths and feeders in your yard to attract all kinds of wild birds. You can even
do this if you have an apartment with a balcony. The sound of birds chirping in the morning,
along with the wind chimes is one of the most relaxing ways to wake up and start a new day.
Wild bird watching is also a relaxing hobby, and many books are available to help you identify
the birds living in your area.
10 - Lounge Chair
Get a comfortable lounge chair and sit outside. You can listen to your wind chimes and birds
while reading or listening to music, or sipping a relaxing drink. Well, maybe that's too much
to do at one time and wouldn't be relaxing at all! Maybe just go outside and take a peaceful
nap in your lounge chair.
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