11/04/2015

J for Jumpsuit

What a day. Early at work. Sick colleagues, so she had to work extra. No time for lunch. Angry clients and a boss who yelled at her, for a mistake that someone else had done.

And rain. Rain. All day long.

She was all wet, inside out, and the key didn't fit in the keyhole today. Hungry, tired and still angry she pushed the front door. Kicked it with her soaking wet shoes. Home at last.

The house was quiet and dark. As usual. But today it felt like heaven. She stepped quickly out of her wet clothes, left them like that on the floor and took a warm shower. Feeling how the anger started to let go. Still with her wet hair she found her beloved jumpsuit, her symbol of me-time. She went to the kitchen, heated up some dinner from the day before and took it with her to the living room. She ate, curled up in the sofa. No TV, no music, no noise. Just her and her thoughts. She closed her eyes for a bit, breathing softly and just felt how the stress of the day was leaving her...

Let go, she thought. Let go of the things I can not control. Let go of the people I can not change. I am good. I am here and now. I am happy.

And then she got up, and went to her computer to start writing. Blogging to be precise.



What do you enjoy doing to letgo, to relax? - and do you dress in a special way? 


1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you enjoy coming along. 

32 comments:

  1. I used to love dancing to let go though haven't in awhile. Instead, writing or blogging to be price is more like it. I don't dress in a special way per se unless you count being in my flannel PJs and warm housecoat more often than not, well at least in the evening. ;) <3

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    1. Haha - thats great Elly, thanks for sharing:-)

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  2. My PJs do the same for me. My best stress buster is reading. I'm so involved in the story that I don't realize what's happening around me. I just let myself be sucked into another world :)

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    1. Thats lovely. I love reading too. Thanks for sharing Prasanna:-)

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  3. So true, that we need to let go of that which we can't control. I love curling up on the sofa in my PJs too and listening to music.

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    1. Lovely, Suzy. Thanks for visiting:-)

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  4. blogging is therapeutic :) I watch comedy serials to relax :)

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    1. Nice:-) Happy to see you here Raj:-)

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  5. A warm shower, time by herself and writing - she sounds like me! :) :)
    I would just add some food like doughnuts or red velvet cake :)

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    1. Hahah - awesome - sounds better than leftover dinner....:-) Thanks:-)

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  6. I find blogging makes me happy too. And I love to dress in any old thing at home and just slob!
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. Yes, its great isnt it:-) Happy to see you here Anabel:-)

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  7. I like to wear my snuggly pjs and watch a movie on tv. OR drive to my lake house and just BE there. Looking at the lake from the deck is very calming.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

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    1. That sounds great - Just BE - is sometimes more than enough:-) Thanks for dropping by:-)

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  8. A mug of tea at my favorite corner of the home with a book or laptop is what relaxes me after a tiring day :) I liked the way you have written this post, Eli... very evocative and very relate-able too :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Shilpa:-)

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  9. I either sleep it off or wrtite to my beloved diary. That works for me most of the times :) Nice post Eli :) Something that most of us can relate to :)

    Just Listen

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  10. Loved this! My go-to clothes are is a blue fleece sweater jacket and some kind of loose pants. I have a loveseat and sometimes put the fleece blanket over my head, stretch out and just close my eyes for a few minutes.Such a wonderful feeling of relaxation!
    Thanks for your post, Eli! So relatable!
    Amy

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    1. So happy you liked it Amy, thanks for lovely words and for sharing:-)

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  11. I could relate to the girl in the article. I usually do the same after an exhausting day. If I had a bath tube I would tap a hot bath adding some lavender salt into it. I really liked your post!

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  12. "Let go" is excellent advice. ☺ I use music to "soothe the savage breast". For comfortable at home clothes, my choices are either track pants or free flowing caftans.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, and for sharing:-) Hugs

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  13. I've been listening to a lot of radio crime shows lately and all I could think of while reading this post was, I hope nobody is in there waiting for her! I hope the murderer doesn't show up! Perhaps it's time to take a crime radio break because this was a very peaceful post.

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    1. Hahaha - thanks for sharing Kristin:-)

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  14. Great description of decompressing! I also like a hot shower or bath. Jammies. Quiet is good. I also play the piano to unwind and process the events of life.
    Thanks for visiting my blog today. You have such a lovely theme!

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    1. Thanks a lot Mary. So happy to see you here:-)

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  15. That's wonderful. I felt so relaxed as I read it. Good way to let go of what can't be controlled and keep a good perspective on it all, knowing it wasn't your fault and had nothing to do with you. Good way to cope with stress! Ahhhhhhh! Thanks!

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    1. Oh, that made me so happy:-) Thanks a lot dear Cathy:-) hugs

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  16. Wise words, Eli, but so hard to implement. 'Letting go of things you can't control'. That's one for me to work on - I fail miserably at it. That's when a good cup of coffee and getting lost in a book helps! :)

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    1. Yes, so true! Thanks for sharing and visiting:-)

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