Monday, April 4, 2011

What do you do for a life reboot?

"At the Car Wash......whoa whoa whoa WHOA"

I'm not really singing this song. =)

I had an awesome weekend, and was completely surprised to find that one of the most relaxing things in the world to do, pulled through a car wash. I'm not kidding!

I don't usually go to car washes that do everything for you. I don't mind doing it myself at all, it feels good to get rid of all of that yellow dust (go AWAY pollen).

Sunday, I had brunch with a friend who hooked me up to a FREE car wash, the kind where you put the left front wheel in between the iron rods and it literally pulls you through the wash, very s l o w l y.

So I had some time to think, while all of that dust was being washed away. I thought it would be cool to have a life wash. You could just sit back, put your life in neutral, you can even let go of the wheel, and for three or four solid minutes, everything you don't need/want, gets washed away. Then when you put your life back in "drive", you slowly pull forward out into the sunshine, with a clean windshield, feeling very refreshed.

I have lots of places I go to find this refreshed feeling.

For instance:
This is right in the middle of my neighborhood, very cool.

I do yoga to find that refreshed feeling, go for walks, spend time with friends on a sun-lit patio where live music is playing. I love to sit on my own patio too, for quiet down-time. Sometimes I read, sometimes I just sit quietly. If there is ever a time where I can't fit any of this in, I get that "overloaded" feeling so I try very hard to always make time for it.

What do you do for a life reboot?

I'll see you soon!

PS Breakfast on the patio is a w e s o m e.


Serenity said...

I love to think about this. Oprah said the other day we should make time in every day for complete silence. Silence does help in short spurts, though I always think about the day when silence is all I have - you know, no kiddos and such - and maybe I won't like it so much then.

I do reboot through being quiet though. And if I can just get inspired - the right movie or book or song - that usually does it. And a good visit with friends does it too - I'm always surprised how tired I can feel before and still be perked up by good conversation. I guess, too, writing does it for me. Sort of purges the bad and highlights the good.

Tiffany said...

I love silence. Been a fan for years. But there is a time and a place for everything, so I balance it out with noise, the good kind, music and as you mention, great conversation. =)

Anne said...

I love the term 'life wash.' One of my best moments of this was last year while I was on vacation in Belize. I had recently dumped my crazy ex and went on vacation alone. I was standing on my balcony looking out over the ocean. It felt so great and I felt like I was me again. Very amazing.

Tiffany said...

Anne, thanks for stopping by! I've found a new blogger to follow, yay! =) (and OH to see Belize, it's on my wish list)