So along with this minimalist thing I tend to follow (or like to think I follow… it’s more reading lots of articles about it and wishing I were more like that), I also try to spend enough time for myself, and relaxing. In today’s society, it’s pretty easy to plug-in, but it seems really tricky to unplug. So, I thought I’d to share some things that work for me.
I really enjoy the outdoors, but even so, I don’t get out as often as I would like. However, when I’m out there, I like to set-up my hammock. Making one is actually pretty cheap, as long as you have a place to anchor it: How to make a hammock on Kinfolk. While I’m out there, I spend a lot of time reading or writing, but I’m almost never doing nothing.
As for what I read, well, that’s varies. I love romance, science fiction, but also some non-fiction, mamby-pamby self-help books, too. I’ve found the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout group on Goodreads is a great resource for finding good romances to read. I also enjoy the podcast that drives the group.
Another thing, which I’ve mentioned previously, is cooking. It’s something I wish I did more often, but I seem adverse to washing dishes. Cooking falls into the larger category of “making things”. Not everyone enjoys crafting, cooking, or building things, but I most certainly do. I was very excited to learn that there’s a maker space in my city! You can see if there’s one near you: http://makerspace.com/makerspace-directory
Sooner or later, I’m hoping I can add exercise to this list. Right now, however, I’m still not quite there.