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#1 Livelife

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:45 AM

I have moments when I need to completely get away from the world and have some time just for me. It doesn't have to be anything special even taking a hour or so to be alone have a sleep anything.
The purpose of this post is to say what your doing to make time for yourself and what your doing with the time. This is a kind of personal record of relaxation and sharing your ideals and pastimes with others and maybe give ideas and encouragement to others who struggle with relaxing for whatever reason.
It's nothing serious just a way to help yourself and others relax and reduce stress and anxiety that is probably apart of everybody's lives on the site. I will start.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

I've been for a five mile walk this morning a beautiful day not too hot I feel more relaxed now was a little anxious earlier but being out alone just walking has made a difference to how I was feeling.

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:12 AM

Walking for me too.  I adore wild places away from cars and people. 

I have lots of other relaxing habits too - messing about in the garden (I'm a very inefficient executively-dysfunctional gardener!), looking at at beautiful pictures, poetry, playing music, reading, playing with my cats, making a cake, jigsaws, sewing samplers, organising my collections, and even making lists, playing with words and numbers.


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:56 PM

I'm a gardener too not a good one just enjoy it, have a bird table like watching the birds feeding that's very relaxing.
I find being here reading the posts thinking relaxing to, sometimes what you read disturbs you because you realise the distress of others but helping as best you can is a positive thing to try to do.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:18 PM

I've been watching the birds feeding off the bird table out of the window while having tea. It's very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 07:34 AM

I watch the birds a lot.  I feed them every day in the garden.  I'm now off to a local lake to watch the ducklings and baby coots :)



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

I watch the birds a lot.  I feed them every day in the garden.  I'm now off to a local lake to watch the ducklings and baby coots :)


That sounds fantastic a very pleasant way to spend the day, we now have all sorts of birds some I dont know. We have wood pigeons blackbirds rooks or crows even a seagul called in the other day. Landed on the bird table with the others say on the fence to cautious to approach.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 06:43 PM

I've been working on the garden on a very nice evening, flowers are beginning to grow substantially along with the vegetables im relaxed enjoying the hard work showing good progress.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

My favourite method of relaxing is ironing. It is one of the few times I find my mind relaxes and goes blank. I enjoy walking in the rain watching the world rush by and not feeling part of it. 



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:40 PM

I like walking by a river on a summer's evening. 



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:42 PM

Playing the piano. It's very therapeutic.

Probably the only time I've felt completely relaxed and anxiety free as an adult, was a fabulous holiday I went on last year. Just my wife and I, one of those places that has a small complex of log cabins in the middle of a forest. Hot tub outside on the balcony, log burner inside the cabin, and no noise apart from the brook bubbling past outside. It was so off the beaten track there was not even a phone signal. You could have fresh bread delivered in the morning then go for a stroll in the forest, it was the most amazing chill out time I have ever experienced..like turning down a mental rheostat in your head.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 03:19 PM

Probably the only time I've felt completely relaxed and anxiety free as an adult, was a fabulous holiday I went on last year. Just my wife and I, one of those places that has a small complex of log cabins in the middle of a forest. Hot tub outside on the balcony, log burner inside the cabin, and no noise apart from the brook bubbling past outside. It was so off the beaten track there was not even a phone signal. You could have fresh bread delivered in the morning then go for a stroll in the forest, it was the most amazing chill out time I have ever experienced..like turning down a mental rheostat in your head.

Where was this? I'd like to go! :)



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 06:26 PM

Where was this? I'd like to go! :)



its run by forest holidays, it's at deerpark, liskeard, in cornwall. If you want quiet time away from the world I can highly recommend it.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 08:48 PM



It's run by Forest Holidays, it's at Deerpark, Liskeard, in Cornwall. If you want quiet time away from the world I can highly recommend it.

Bit pricey for a solo traveller, unfortunately :( - unless our Mikecunniffe could wangle a special deal... (see his thread). How close are the cabins to each other?


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 12:05 AM

Bit pricey for a solo traveller, unfortunately :( - unless our Mikecunniffe could wangle a special deal... (see his thread). How close are the cabins to each other?


The cabins are all detached, privacy isn't an issue. And it's not the sort of place frequented by noisy families playing loud music, screaming kids etc. We rarely saw anyone apart from staff, to be honest. It's a very,very popular place and booking needs to be done well in advance. You can specify what cabin you want, if you want a more secluded one. I will try and dig some pictures out for you.

Yes it is pricey, we had to save up to afford it, I wish we could go again this year. It's definitely worth the expense, and if you venture out of the site, Looe isn't far away. It's a beautiful harbour town and the locally produced food is out of this world.

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:51 PM



Bit pricey for a solo traveller, unfortunately :( - unless our Mikecunniffe could wangle a special deal... (see his thread).

The latest issue of Escape (the on-train magazine of Great Western Railway) is running a competition to win a weekend break at Deerpark. Go to gwr.com/logcabinCornwall before 22 January 2016 and answer the question "In which year was the Forestry Commission formed?" (see here for the answer).

 

Forest Holidays are also offering a 10% discount for bookings up to 31 March 2016: use the code GWRESCAPE at forestholidays.co.uk.






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