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    What do you do to relax when you have downtime

    created by MotivatedOne 5 days 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    Category: Science

    What do you do to relax when you have downtime

    I want to say a hearty thank you again because you all granted my birthday wish to win $300 scholarship. You rock!!!

    So yesterday on my birthday, I didn't do anything grand. I vacuum, cleaned out my closet and donated some clothes. The remaining part of the day, I worked on a paper due for class. I guess the older you get the less you need to do to enjoy yourself.

    What do you do to relax when you have downtime?

    Re: What do you do to relax when you have downtime

    Hey MotivatedOne,

    Congratulations on your win! I hope you enjoyed your birthday.

    I like to watch a TV show or movie with my husband, go on a walk/hike, listen to some music, work on an art project (alone or with a friend), or read a book.

    Also, watching a documentary series on a day off is really relaxing to me. I will usually work on something on my laptop while also watching a series/having it play in the background.

    Fun topic!

    Have a great day!

    - dymphie

    Re: What do you do to relax when you have downtime

    Hey MotivatedOne,

    Nice win yesterday! Nothing wrong with a low key birthday. After I turned 18, my birthdays pretty well waned off in terms of excitement. 16 was awesome because, well you ca drive! 17 was the first year of meh, and then all I did on my 18th was register to vote and sign up for the selective service. How riveting :P

    Now, birthdays are a chance for me to come together with my family and celebrate the passing of time. My wife and I will have a spa day, and my mom always bakes an apple pie (my all time favorite dessert).

    In all other times of relaxation, throughout the year, well, it depends! I can tell you, 2017 and 2018 were not relaxing years for me. After graduating from college, I had a bumpy road to traverse getting settled in a new city, finding a job, and getting married. A lot went down!

    Now, though, I’m being better about granting myself the time I need to regularly relax. Recently I have found that following a recipe and cooking a meal that I’ve planned for is really fun and relaxing. Then, at the end, you get to eat! Win win! Over the past month, something my wife and I consistently do to relax in the evening is watch The Office on Netflix.

    We’ve both seen the entirety of the show a couple times by this point, but rewatching it has a therapeutic quality. It’s incredibly well written and the comedy fits with our humor perfectly. It’s nice to post up on the couch after a long day and just watch some TV.

    Thanks for the forum and take it easy! :)

    Re: What do you do to relax when you have downtime

    Thank you Dymphie and bubbers for helping with the win and also responding to my forum. Yes birthday was low key and I am certainly not complaining. I will definitely binge on some TV show as soon as I have the semester completed