I keep changing the background image on my desktop at work. Usually, it's set as some kind of beach scene but not necessarily. Sometimes it's a waterfall. Or the woods. Or some Sound of Music hilltops. And when I find myself getting too stressed out, I go to my desktop and stare at the picture for a few minutes, taking deep breaths until I relax. YES I REALIZE THAT THIS IS COMPLETELY SAD BUT MY OFFICE IS A CAVE WITH NO WINDOW AND MY COMPUTER IS MY ONLY CONNECTION TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD SO LEAVE ME ALONE ALREADY. Ahem.
Eventually, the picture's effectiveness wears off, which
is why I have to keep changing it, but it's always a nature picture
because, provided no animals are trying to attack you or you don't step
onto a beehive, nature is relaxing as shit. And, given the crazy
busyness of the past few months, I am very much into relaxing,
especially when things are relaxing as shit because SHIT IS RELAXING DID
YOU KNOW THAT?
Last night, I was kind of dreading coming home, not because I didn't
want to leave work (PSHAW), but because I knew I was going to have to
cook dinner when I got there. None of this "let's just pick something up
on the way home," business, because my goals for the year include not
eating junk food every night of the week, which means one thing:
COOKING. The other thing I was dreading was the fact that we haven't
been to the grocery since I-don't-know-when, so I wasn't exactly sure
what I was going to cook. But it turned out to be fine, because I always
forget that cooking is the ideal time to play my Spotify "Disney and
Crap" playlist as loudly as possible and have a sing-a-long whilst
sauteing. OMG REMEMBER DISNEY SINGALONGS?
But, you guys, when I say I was cooking, I don't mean COOKING
cooking (not like Kat cooking), I mean I was in the kitchen and I
chopped things and I used the stove, which I guess is TECHNICALLY
cooking but it didn't feel like cooking because here is what I made:
scrambled eggs with turkey and sauteed bell peppers, which I then mixed
with salsa and guacamole. BRINNER! I also had a glass of milk and a
piece of dark chocolate, in case you were wondering. I know you aren't supposed to blog about what you had for lunch but this is what I had for
dinner AND it was mostly breakfast food, so I think I'm safe. WHATEVER,
BLOG RULES, I DEFY YOU.
What do you guys do to relax? Besides drink heavily, I mean. Do you
cook? I only find cooking to be relaxing if I know what I'm doing, which is
hardly ever. But I sometimes forget that not everyone is exactly like me (WHAT)
so things I find terrifying and horrible (like going shopping at THE
MALL) might be the very things that cause massive relaxation (gross) in
Sometimes I don't understand what we, and by WE I mean HUMANS, have done to
our lives, the world, etc. Sure, we've had all these technological
breakthroughs, people don't (usually) die of the common cold anymore, and,
you know, we have constant contact to THE INTERNET, which I wouldn't
trade for almost anything. But really this is all just creating way more
work for us when we should be chasing the ideal life, which is:
spending as much time as possible sitting around DOING NOTHING. For
real! I feel like the majority of my life is spent trying to do all the
stuff that I HAVE to do as quickly as possible so I can bank as much free
time as I can (like...a video game?), and I will then spend all of that banked free time DOING
NOTHING and by DOING NOTHING, I mean reading or writing or cuddling the
internet in the soft glow of Netflix. Why isn't this everyone's goal?
CATCH UP, WORLD.