Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Humpday!

In honor of being half way through the week, I thought I'd do a post with ideas for relaxation.

1. Treat yourself to one of those head massages they do in hair salons by taking time to really rub in shampoo and conditioner in the shower. Make firm circles on your temples with your thumbs, and make sure to work on the place where your neck and skull meet.

2. Take a luxurious bubble bath, with candles, music, and anything else that makes you happy. No phones allowed in the bathroom.

3. Bake a cake - with friends, or by yourself. Go crazy with the decorations (I was once responsible for a yellow brick road from hell cake... yeah, try and picture that one).

4. Take a tip from the new movie Julie and Julia, and ENJOY eating! The more butter the better! I am a firm believer in the notion that food only sticks as fat in your body if you feel horrible about eating it. My love handles are, at the moment, for example, made up of a huge grilled cheese that I knew I shouldn't have been eating. Live a little. Savour all the tastes. Have it with a glass of wine.

5. Snuggle with someone. This can be done by force if necessary, and it is where dogs are sometimes handier than cats. Curl up together and sicnronize your breathing. Do a long dog sigh.

Only two more days until the weekend!


  1. love the relaxation tips although baking would stress me out - i am soooooooooo bad at it! LOL going to see julie and julia tonight, hope it's great :)

  2. i got relaxed just reading your ideas! i am definitely doing the first one as soon as i hop in the shower. i love number 4 also! SO TRUE!

  3. laterg8r - I can't really bake or cook either, hence the "with friends"! hehe.

    MissRedLips - glad I could help! Most people agree with me on number four... just needs a little more testing (yum!) before it's accepted by the scientific community, I'm sure!

  4. What yummy, serene and adorable (especially the last one!) tips, honey! Thank you for sharing your fave R&R tips with us, sweetie.

    Wishing you a tranquil, gorgeous weekend!
    ♥ Jessica