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?

Author: Aaron

Husband, father, and business owner. Constantly learning, adapting, changing, and thinking. Prefers to do the previous sentence with a cigar in hand.

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.

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    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!

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  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.

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    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?

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      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.

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        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.

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  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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