Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Few of My favorite things...

So.. I've been thinking lately with my very stressful month of June "What are some things that make me forget about ALL the bad stuff for a minute?"

I've decided to compile a list of things and share it with you so that you might take a moment and make a list of your own favorite things that help you de-stress.

(This could be a very useful list for my future husband
to refer to because doing these things really do clear my mind and get me ready to face the stressful stuff with a new and positive outlook.)

1. Eating Fresh Watermelon. I LOVE WATERMELON!!! LOVE IT!!

2. Jet skiing.

3. laying out on a beach... Doing absolutely nothing except listening to music

4. Holding/Playing with a baby... any baby, orphaned or well loved

5. Shopping... specifically shoe shopping but any shopping, even grocery shopping... but there is one condition... I would much rather go shopping by myself when looking to destress than with a group or even another person

6. Cooking.... I was just thinking earlier today how I really want to be able to cook a Thanksgiving Dinner for all of my college friends again like I did last thanksgiving after Brent's family had Mexican for TG dinner and NO TURKEY!! We had to get that man some turkey so I cooked!

As I was finishing this short list of my favorite things I remembered that I once had to do this in a counseling class and was told it was a great way to remind yourself to take care of you and your mental health so that the stress doesn't overwhelm and paralyze you from being effective.

Please take a moment to jot down a few things that help you de-stress and be a happier, healthier you.