Monday, December 15, 2008

Talk To Me...

First, good luck to my sister who is taking finals this week! I know she has been a bit stressed lately and I know for certain she misses all the bloggers. I am sure she will be back after this week!

So speaking of stress, I know this time of year can be really stressful. So how do you typically de-stress?

For me, this time of year, I like to bake and cook. The funny thing is about 5 years ago I really didn’t know much about cooking. I remember calling my mom and dad and asking them how to boil an egg. Which by the way is a logical question. (boil then add eggs, add eggs then boil, how long) But I defiantly got teased for asking a question like that….and rightfully so. But over the years I have gotten to the point where I do not need recipes as much and I enjoy coming up with new ideas and I think my food is actually good. The time I spend in the kitchen is relaxing….it is the cleaning up after and doing the dishes that stresses me out again!

Other then that music, hot showers, and sappy romantic comedies also help me relax in times of stress.
How do you relax?


  1. lately i've been reading a lot. i'm on my second "trip" through the twilight series. after that, i think i'm picking up harry potter again.

    coffee (starbucks) always helps too.

  2. I am finding that now that I'm getting older, I don't get stressed as much. I used to be more anal and now that I'm (slowly) letting that go, life is easier! BUT, when the stress does set in, I love hot bubble baths and reading.

  3. I'm with TLC: reading.

    I also really enjoy (oddly) yoga. It calms me down.

    (Good luck with exams this week K.!)

  4. Doh! I should have mentioned that I enjoy recreational eating, as well.

  5. i really have no down-time right now because of work, but if i COULD de-stress, i'd drive to a new city and explore shops and restaurants.

  6. Thanks Jenn and Ky for the well wishes! As soon as finals are over, oh buddy, let the blogging begin!

    In terms of stress, I am a big fan of the curling up with a blanket in some PJs and eating food while watching TV approach. It is excellent.

  7. I forgot Dr. Pepper. Or a nice, big, cold Coke from McDonald's. Yep, caffeine does wonders for my mood.

  8. My friend and I decided in lieu of exchanging presents, we are going to get mani/pedis together.

    I haven't had on in over 2 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!