I went for a 90 minute massage on Saturday and let me tell you, it was one of the most therapeutic things you can ever do for yourself. I haven’t felt that relaxed in over a year. You just let everything go for those 90 minutes and you come out so much more calm and ready to take on the world again. I highly recommend it. In fact, I think it’s a rule that we all should have 90 minute massages quarterly. Yup, Julie’s rules.
Another therapeutic thing that I have found, that’s also a heck of a lot cheaper is cooking. We all know that we love being in the kitchen experimenting and taking out our anger on dough, but what I have found to be therapeutic is test baking. You get lost in thought and you start scribbling everything down in your notebook, crossing things out, racking your brain for what the most logical combination is. It actually zones you out of real life for just a second because you’re so entranced by what you’re trying to create.
- 2¼ cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips