Sunday, October 17, 2010

BleMals: Special Sunday Headache Edition

It's been a rough weekend. From yesterday's technical nightmare, which is still breathing its fiery terribleness, to last night's 4-child slumber party (our 3 kids + niece), I woke up this morning with a killer stress headache.

Either this guy has a headache, or
somewhere nearby spoons are bending.
Unfortunately, it hasn't gone away.

Not wanting to miss a day on my NaBloWriMo efforts this month, however, I figured a brief post asking for stress relief ideas was necessary.

Normally when I need to decompress, I take a nap. But it seems the older I get, the less effective this is.

Don't get me wrong. Naps are awesome, especially with the right weather and accompanying ambiance. But they're not a cure-all.

So this leaves me to wonder: What do you do to relax and unwind? Do you exercise? Do you listen to music? Do you head to the salon for a facial? Or schedule a warm stone massage? Do you pray? Do you read or write? Do you draw the blinds, light the incense, and assume the Full Lotus pose?

Chime in with your stress relief tips -- I'd be grateful!


  1. I work out at the gym a couple days a week to unwind and work off some stress. To completely relax, I play my guitar.
    Sorry you feel like crap today.

  2. Thanks, Alex. The day before our regional SCBWI conference, I torqued my knee playing with the kiddos and haven't been able to get back into my exercise routine yet. This might have something to do with my recent grumpiness. Or it could be that it's mid-October and Tennessee is still experiencing 88-degree weather.