Living a more sustainable lifestyle is sometimes quite hectic, so it really pays to take a step back regularly and relax.
Not relaxing using the couch potato method in front of the idiot box, but quality relaxation performing a hobby or task that changes your thinking from the day-to-day humdrum and lets your mind drift so that the tenseness and stress just drips away.
Call me unusual but I find that the simple tasks like weeding, woodwork, or mucking out the chook house are quite relaxing. They are not too mentally challenging of physical in nature, and you can get lost in the task. I find them peaceful, and calming. All that is needed afterwards is a nice warm shower, a homebrew beer, and a homemade meal to finish off the day.
So here’s my question to you.
What do you do to relax when pursuing a simpler life? Remembering that TV doesn’t count, so what meaningful hobby or activity de-stresses you?