i don’t know about you, but i love tuesday’s “5 lovely links” because it is fun finding them. yesterday was so stressful (it was a monday) and so i decided to give you 5 links to help relieve stress.
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the best thing to do to relax is to take a break or a vacation …but wouldn’t we be less tense if we took a little 5 minute break every hour or two to just refocus and clear our heads? kinda like a “smoke break” in the mad men era. i think so.
is called moodturn.com and you can check it out here. this is a website that will turn your desktop into a sweet oasis. now, i can’t say that i would listen to this at work but at home I can listen to the rain while working on something and because we haven’t had any in, like 4028, days it sounds pretty calming. ahhhhh… but it also made me have to go to the bathroom after listening for a while. tee hee.
i don’t know who “angelcrack” is but he created a lovely relaxing playlist on 8tracks. listen to it here. it is appropriately called “calm down, bro” how funny is that? i most certainly did,bro.
ok, you’re for sure going to say “whatchatalkinaboutwillis” here. but trust me. let’s say you are in dire need of relaxation because you’re putting in 12 hour days at the office. then you need to try this. guided meditation. i first was introduced to this when my dad had cancer and i was looking around on itunes for something for him to relax and found something similar to this. must listen to this laying down with eyes closed. don’t be afraid. there is nothing hocus pocus about this. it is just a mental break. you can’t do this with ROF because he makes me giggle endlessly. there is a british guy who is like the best at this named glenn harrold – which is who dad and i listened to – and ROF imitates his voice which cracks me up.
i did this for only a moment, but very relaxing. choose a fish on the left and they follow your mouse! make them jump and twist. relaxing, right? i may have ‘jumped the shark’ with this one. (sorry i couldn’t resist!)