I just couldn't choose this week, so I found two things for Cindy's Eye Spy meme. Actually it was interesting this week to realise that as a self-confessed stress-head, I have gone about surrounding myself with stress-relief remedies. We moved to a lush, quiet mountain top. I discovered Pilates. I have a house full of candles which create a perfect, relaxing environment if I get the urge to soak in a bubble bath (full water tank permitting) and my music play list runs on repeat cycles of 'Chill Out' albums.
In retrospect, I should be the most chilled out person on the planet. But I'm not, so here are two of my favorite soothing activities : My Sunday morning warm beverage with a book of Suduko puzzles and my art nook bathed in mid-afternoon sunlight.
I'm not completely certain why doing Suduko puzzles relaxes me, but it does. I guess it has something to with the repetitive patterns, simplicity of the numbers and the satisfaction of completing a puzzle...oh yes, the brain can still fire up when it has to.
My art nook is my happy little corner in the dining room. A spot where I forget about all my worries whilst I play around with my paints and pencils. Soothing indeed.
Thanks again to Cindy over at bugandpop for hosting Eye Spy. I'm looking forward to seeing what helps others relax, breathe and drift into a state of soothed relief.