The Top Ten Ways Men and Women Relax

After writing Find Your Seventh Day of Rest a couple weeks ago, I began asking myself, why don’t people rest? Here’s one conclusion. We don’t rest because we don’t know how! Questions beget more questions, and I endeavored to ask my husband how he prefers to spend his time relaxing. His answers motivated me to write a new post about the top ten ways men and women relax. Plus, top ten lists are fun. By no means is this a scientific survey! These are just some ways that my husband and I take time to recharge.

I challenge you to create your own top ten list. What refreshes your mind? Your body? Your spirit? If you cannot take a full day of rest, find a few hours. Busy moms and dads, discover a few minutes of rest throughout your day. The point is to stop and “smell the roses” and give your spirit the opportunity to renew.

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Top Ten Ways Women Relax

(This is my list, not in any particular order.)

  1. Take a walk in a park or forest
  2. Indulge in a hot bath
  3. Spend a few hours scrapbooking (or in your favorite creative hobby)
  4. Lay down and listen to calming music
  5. Catch up with a friend in a quiet place
  6. Plant flowers in containers or garden beds
  7. Write in your journal
  8. Get a massage (Yes, this one requires a bit of money.)
  9. Practice a deep breathing exercise
  10. Read the Psalms or a spiritually renewing book
  11. Bonus – Share an intimate interlude with your spouse!

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Top Ten Ways Men Relax

(This is what my husband wrote, not in any particular order.)

  1. Read a book (not for self-improvement)
  2. Walk in a park (no rushing)
  3. Work on an unnecessary project or hobby
  4. Take a nap
  5. Work out at the gym
  6. Go on a bike ride
  7. Play a video game that’s mentally challenging
  8. Go to a ball game with friends
  9. Shop for a favorite hobby (dreaming)
  10. Go for a drive in the country (no traffic)
  11. Bonus – Share an intimate interlude with your spouse!

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I suppose your top ten ways to relax will depend greatly on your personality, schedule, hobbies, and attention span. :) What are your top ten? Can’t come up with ten? How about the top five? Please write about the ways you recharge in the comments section below. I would love to read your responses!!

Now go R E L A X…

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