Theraputic Thursdays

August 24, 2012

Wait, there’s a teacher-week linky party going on?!??
I have been in meetings, decorating, filling out forms, organizing, pulling out my hair, and trying not to scream for the past 3 days!!!
I saw today’s topic and man, oh man, I can do this one!
This is what I do to relaxxxx after days like today… and yesterday… and I can only guess tomorrow too.
[1]
Shopping (well, kinda…)
This may be very strange, but spending money is actually quite stressful to me, shopping, on the other hand, is wonderful and quite relaxing. Sooooo… I have this odd habit of grabbing a cart at one of my {many} favorite stores and walking through the entire store acting as if I had $500 to spend. I try things on, I negotiate with myself [okay, Susan if you buy these pair of shoes you can’t get the purse], I spend hours deciding how I will spend my $500. 
Just when I have made all my final decisions I leave the cart there and walk out of the store.
Is this weird?!?!?? Ha! I don’t know why but for some reason it relaxes me and I get the “high” of shopping without any buyer’s remorse.
[2]
Long, hot, showers.
I shower until the hot water turns cold.
I know that is NOT environmentally friendly and is not great for my water bill. But I love standing under the hot water. I zone out and am in my own little world.
Fantastic.
[3]
Lay on couch. Turn on Bravo or HGTV. Sit and stare for hourrrsssssssssss.
Weekends and summertime are usually spent with my eyes glued on these stations. 
I have no shame.
That is all I have for today!
I am going to shower, then watch TV ๐Ÿ™‚
I am also making some super cute treats for Meet the Teacher day that I will be posting this weekend, so make sure you come back and check ’em out!
Go check out what others do to relax:

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  • Oh my gosh, how could I forget about how therapeutic shopping is! LOL. I totally forgot to mention that in my post. I swear that I do the same exact thing as you when I'm shopping. I start filling up my cart & then decide that I can't buy any of it hehe. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can't wait to see your Meet the Teacher treats!!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  • I do a virtual window shopping trip, filling my cart, and then walking away. It is relaxing. And sometimes when I go back, it is on sale!

  • No, you're totally right on when it comes to the "imaginary" shopping spree. I LOVE shopping by myself. I go from store to store picking items that I'd like, keeping track of the cost on my phone and then leave. I tell myself if I still feel the need to buy stuff in a week then I will go back for it. I rarely go back. But then there are those days when I accidentally do just go on a splure-a-thon. I like those days too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    โค -Stephanie
    Falling Into First