My Most Relaxing Place in the World

Reading Angels and Demons on my iPad
Reading Angels and Demons on my iPad

Honestly, I can’t say that I have a place that I go to to relax. I more have an environment than an actual place. I need somewhere relatively quiet from the noise of today (cars, planes, cell phones, etc…) where I can read. A cup of coffee will add to the relaxation. This could be at a beautiful spot in nature, in a quiet coffee shop, in my car, or just in a chair in our family room.

If I was picky on where I go to relax, I would never have the chance.

What about you? Where do you relax the most? Or, what do you do to relax?

9 thoughts on “My Most Relaxing Place in the World

  1. Make sure you don’t accidentally knock that cup over!! I remember the first time I found Angels & Demons. I was about 17 and I couldn’t put it down until I had finished the whole thing. I felt like I had been enlightened at the end, as if I knew the secrets of life. It’s a wonderful book. The only other book to leave more of a lasting impression on me was The Doors Of Perception by the great Aldous Huxley.

    Myself, I find it very hard to relax. Chronic insomnia doesn’t really help either. The only way I can relax these days is listening to Ricky Gervais podcasts on my headphones. Karl Pilkington always makes me feel relaxed.



    1. Thanks for the comment! And I’m with ya on Angels and demons; what a fantastic read!! After finishing it I remember doing to reading on Wikipedia about the Illuminati. Pretty fun stuff to ponder ๐Ÿ™‚

      And yeah, doesn’t sound like insomnia would help, but seems like you have some good solutions!


  2. Earlier today I was thinking about this very topic quite specifically. We were given about 4 hours reprieve from “the field” and after eating I immediately, instinctively, sat down to watch some “House” on Hulu. I asked myself and answered at the same time, “Is this what I do when given time away from work and am able to relax?”. So for me it’s being nice and toasty, drinking something warm (all I have is powdered hot chocolate), and watching a TV show of my liking. If there’s nothing on Hulu I’ll read. I know, it should be the other way around but it’s just not that way for me.


    1. Gangster, the order of watching TV and reading is strictly opinion, so don’t worry about it. As long as you accomplish ANY reading in your lifetime you are better off than a lot of people. Yesterday I was freaking exhausted when 8pm rolled around. I had a long day out (with dad at a preaching seminar at Westminster Theological Seminary) and had just finished doing things around the house. I was exhausted. I knew that I should probably read but I was so tired. And it was too early to get in bed. So I watched Fringe on Hulu. I did read later, but that is beside the point.

      And good call on House! What a fantastic show! What are you reading these days?


      1. I just finished a book which I didn’t like at all, “The Maze Runner”. It felt to me like it was written for a veeeery young audience. The ending especially was rushed with so many “oh come on now!” moments that it was just too much to be believable. I think each story is allowed one, maybe two of those moments while maintaining a sense of it being possible. Right now I’m reading “The Postcard” by Beverly Lewis, I’m only reading it because I know mom-mom reads from her so I figured I’ll give it a shot. I also just bought “Mile 81” from Stephen King which will be my first ever book from him. I’m getting a ton of reading done out here in the field.


        1. Very cool man. It’s always good to try different authors and genres. Mom-mom will totally love that you are reading Lewis ๐Ÿ™‚

          Let me know what you think of the King book. I have never read anything of his.


  3. I enjoy relaxing most outside, on my back porch, on a mountain top, on a walk and many other locations. I agree, that the environment matters. It’s always relaxing in a church chapel too.

    Curling up to a book, in a warm bed, with a nice cup of tea….aaah, wonderful.


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