Monday, October 17, 2022

Toby’s Things To Do

You know, life can get really busy, and I mean really… really busy. When I am stressed and need a break, here are some of my favorite things to do to destress.

  1. First is to play instruments. This is definitely my favorite thing to do. The only bad part of playing my instruments is that it is loud, and the state officer house is not a very large area. As you may recall, band was a huge part of my life and I hope to continue as I move into Purdue. When I am playing, I am able to be free of all stress and all thoughts I have and just unwind. There is nothing better than just playing music and letting it flow through my soul.

  1. When I am unable to play music, I love to just sit and listen to music. This is the best when we are working in the office and there is music playing in the background. I am more productive and motivated to work. The rhythm flows through the veins and makes every bone in me groove. It is rare for me to not move to music. I love funky music, 80’s music,60’s music, classic rock, worship music, some and I mean a little amount of country, and a small amount of rap. When I can just enter the world of music it allows me to fire on all cylinders. 

  1. When all of the work is over and it's just time to chill, I love to watch sports. My favorite sports to watch are mostly football and basketball. In my opinion there is nothing better than college sports. The NFL is great, and the NBA is ok, but there is so much emotion and connection supporting your favorite college teams. The roar of the crowd, the sounds of the marching bands, and the care each college player puts into the games. This is one of the best ways to spend time with your family and friends. With four family alliances and full support, or the fun-loving family rivalries is all tremendous. Whether you are sitting around the tv with good food or at the games with the overpriced food it is always a good time. Some of my best memories revolve around watching sports.

  1. You may not know that this next one is, but I’ll explain. Tolf, or tennis golf, is a sport similar to golf except the ball you use is a tennis ball. You can play by yourself or with others and make your own hole and target as you go. You can also create the stroke limit as you please. This is such a great way to be outside in a relaxed fashion while still having a lot of fun. The nice thing is that the tennis balls make the playing field more level ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to win. If you like to golf, this is also a great way to practice hitting.

  1. Watching comedies is definitely my favorite genre of movie to watch. Whether they are great belly laughs to just a good time, comedies never seem to disappoint. When I get stressed, comedies just allow me to lay back and relax.

  1. I love to talk but talking with friends is such a good time. You get lost in conversations and rant about the most random things. If you ever need to get something off your chest this is the way to do it. Your friends are people who are there for you, they have and are going through the same things you are.

  1. Going out to eat is a great way to get out of the house, but also make yourself feel nice dressing up and going out for a good meal.

  1. Our bodies can only produce so much. When we have reached our limit there is only one thing you can do, take a nap. I love naps, they are a great way to relax and gain some valuable hours of sleep. After I wake up from a tremendous nap, I feel like a million bucks. When you are tired, that is your body telling you to nap.

These are my favorite things to do. They allow me to give back to myself and just enjoy life. I hope as you have read some of these you try them the next time you need a break. Now I’m super tired after writing this so I will now practice as I preach and take a nap… zzz… zzz…zzz.

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