What do you do to relax?
I recently found myself on an unexpected vacation and since it’s Summer, maybe it’s the same for some of you. I asked my supervisor what I should be doing and she said nothing. Go relax. That would probably be welcome news to many people, but I’m the sort of person that has to work at relaxing. Some of the things I’ve been working on include secular and Western Buddhist meditation, yoga, building plant terrariums, and getting myself inspired to write fiction again by scouring the internet for lgbtq+ fantasy. Building plant terrariums has become my interesting new hobby. I initially expected they’d just look pretty, but I’m learning a lot about tapping into my artistic side again, playing, and accepting that things may not turn out how I want them to (and that’s okay). Scouring greenhouses for plants that go together and designing miniature landscaping (with miniature tables and miniature dishes!) is surprisingly engaging and relaxing.