A Better Way to Relax
Wine is relaxing.
Sex is not.
According to this, people are having less sex than ever. Apparently, they’d rather relax. If wine and Netflix are common ways of relaxing, sex seems to have been added to the list of stressors. Yikes!
It’s no wonder we find ourselves stressed. Parents are more involved in their children’s lives than generations ago. Our careers define us now more than the “jobs” of the past when there was a clear distinction between work and family life. Our life has imploded into one big mass of stress.
When we were younger we drank to have fun, but now that we have mortgagees, rent, kids, spouses, exes, busy stress and job stress, we drink to de-stress. Wine is arguably “healthy” for you, but it doesn’t do much for comprehensive stress relief and thanks to Netflix documentaries, I’m now a vegetarian so I suppose I am healthier.
“Many of us lack proper stress management.”
Back in the day..something fun with rum, or your drink of choice, was a way to add entertainment to parties, clubs and good times with your friends when you were younger, and maybe now too!
I’d be having a great time with friends- you’d regularly find me on the dance floor at a club. After a couple of years of this, my friends were astounded to find out I rarely, if ever, drank.
How could this be? How did I have fun without “something”? Now, I don’t need wine…or much else other than myself to de-stress.
I see wine in the hands of all my friends. It makes me wonder how much wine…I mean, relaxation are we in need of?
We’ve come this far in life and have we learned other methods for relaxation other than TV, smart phones, and wine?
I practice wine…occasionally. I practice other methods of relaxation…regularly!
There’s the increase in prescription meds for depression that not only zap sexual desires, but stands as exactly my point. Got stress? Now what?
Meditation, mindfulness practices, breathing techniques, reflection, self hypnosis and guided meditations are to name a few methods of relaxation. But why choose these instead of pour yourself a red or white glass of relaxation?
Practicing these relaxation techniques have lasting effects.
The effects can carry over to numerous areas of your life in positive ways…that wine and other common technological tactics (phones and TV’s) simply can not. You’d have to pour more than a couple glasses of wine to make that “feeling” last. Not only that, you can look to statistics anywhere to find out we’re not less stressed despite our wine habits and smart phone distractions.
Have your wine (and drink it too), but use it for pure enjoyment…and use real relaxation techniques for actual relaxation.
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