Don’t De-Emphasize De-Stressing!
We all need to give ourselves a little "down time" every once in a while living in this mad, mad world. With springtime finally here and the long cold winter slowly fading away, we all need to give ourselves a break in our weekly routine, just like the flowers and groundhogs.
So then, what can you do to "de-stress"? Take naps? Work out at the gym then relax in the steam room? Or enjoy some evenings out with friends at a favorite restaurant then off to the movies? I know for me, it’s a weekend in my Connecticut home to play ball-toss with my dog in the backyard and then watch romantic comedies (how gay!). As with many of my fellow city dwellers, a yoga class can be most helpful and calming and lucky for us that many gyms offer those classes to its members; along with Pilates or Boot Camp if that is more your style.
Whatever you choose, everyone needs to do something relaxing to "recharge his batteries" and prepare himself for eventually going back to work and those daily stresses. More than most people, gay men and lesbians have refined the art of relaxation and allow ourselves that all-important "downtime." We get massages, go on fun-filled vacations, or make appointments for that all-important manicure/pedicure.