July 14, 2005

I Got Tagged

Michael picked me to answer one of those blog memes, causing me untold amounts of stress.....

OK, actually, no. Which is germane to the question:

Things you enjoy, not because you have to but because you WANT to, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list, post it to your journal. And then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs.
I don't seem to stress much anymore. I know there was a time that I did, and I thrived on it (I think that was the 80's) but now I am mostly laid back. Really don't see the benefit of getting worked up about stuff; either you do something to fix/change the situation or you accept it. Maybe that is a very naive approach, but it works for me.

So, my five things would be....

  • Spending time alone. Sometimes I just need to hit the reset button and the fastest way for me to do it is time in a bubble. Last year I spent most of my birthday week completely alone - and it was wonderful.
  • Reading. Magazines are my junk food of choice here, as books actually engage my brain.
  • Blogging/Blog Reading. Sometimes just reading what someone else deals with on a regular basis, or seeing the drama people create in their own lives, is all a person needs to count their blessings. Blogging makes you organize your thought, and dump the effluvia.
  • Crossword puzzles. I have always enjoyed puzzles, occasionally did the crossword. Lately, though, SG and I have been doing the daily puzzles together - and it is really nice. Our brains work differently so we seem to be a perfect complement when it comes to figuring it out, and I love doing just about anything together. Plus, you get a sense of accomplishment when you fill in that last letter.
  • Working out. You just can't beat working up a good sweat for releasing all sorts of feel good chemicals. Bonuses: alone time, time to organize your thoughts and a sense of accomplishment.

Hmmmm, who do I tag? Definitely my sister, maybe this will get her to post again. Lori probably has some good ones, I imagine Ebbers getting sentenced is one of them. Maybe Stacy, YaYa, Reilly and/or Lisa will play.

Posted by Vox at July 14, 2005 02:35 PM | general

I think Reilly is already playing. :P

Posted by: Michael at July 14, 2005 06:14 PM

I did it :)

Posted by: Reilly at July 14, 2005 08:04 PM

Okay, but am I posting here or there? I am thinking there.

Posted by: onelamb at July 15, 2005 10:53 PM