As part of BlogHer’s feature on ”Getting Happy”, the folks at BlogHer have asked its Life Well Lived writers (that’s me, in case you were wondering!) to share my response to their feature question:
What are your favorite relaxation techniques? And what benefits do you see from practicing them?
McDaddy could answer this question in a heartbeat. In fact, he would tell you that I bug the ever-livin’ daylights out of him several times a day to scratch my back. Or tickle. Or rub. In fact, having my back rubbed, tickled or scratched is my favorite thing of all the things. There are several benefits to practicing this technique, just ask McDaddy.
I have announced on more than one occasion that if I hit the lottery, the first thing I would splurge on, (besides a Saturn Sky, of course), is a round-the-clock masseuse to attend to my every whim.
And you should know that if you are ever shopping for the perfect gift for me, a massage is always number two on my list. (A Saturn Sky being the first). In fact, I need to make an appointment for a massage because that’s what McDaddy got me for our anniversary.
Other relaxation techniques that I practice are
- A bubble bath, complete with candles.
- A nice long ride in the JEEP on a sunny day
- Sitting on our front porch in the evenings.
- Watching beach sunsets (Oh how I wish I were doing that right now)
The main benefit I see to practicing any of these techniques is the break my blood pressure gets. And Lord knows, I need all the help I can get.
To see the main blog post, and read about ways others relax, you can visit the main post.
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