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(July 22, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Still wired after the school year and waiting for summer to really begin? Youíd better get started on all that relaxing if you think youíre going to really mellow out this summer. Could it be you donít actually remember how to relax and have a good time? Try a few of these suggestions to see if you can get the relaxation juices flowing.

Watch Terrible Reality Shows

Nothing says ďjust hanging out relaxingĒ like watching trash television. If youíre filling your mind with the dumb antics of people searching for money and willing to do anything Ė no matter how gross or bizarre Ė to get it, you know youíre got your relaxation under control.

Read a Book Your English Teach Would Hate

The world is full of fine literature, but fortunately it has its fair share of fun page-turners, too. Donít feel obligated to start off your summer reading with Beowulf or whatever else youíve been assigned. Instead, head to the library and look for the paperbacks that are almost falling apart.

These are guaranteed to be worth reading Ė lots of other people obviously thought so. (If you need a bit of extra proof Ė find Beowulf. Looks beautiful, doesnít it? Thatís because itís almost never been read in the fifty years itís spent on the library shelf. Worthy reading? Sure Ė Fun? Not so much.)

Spend the Day in Your Jammies

You canít take yourself too serious or get very much productively done if youíre flopping around the house in your bunny slippers and Super Girl pajama set. In fact, wearing your jammies from morning to night might feel like a complete waste of a day Ė but I beg to differ. Relaxation and rest is extremely important, especially for teenage girls. So build a day of relaxation into your schedule by refusing to get dressed for anything at all.

Take $5 to the Mall

$5 doesnít buy much these days, so that is why you canít be serious about anything if thatís all you have to spend. Walk the mall with your friends until you find the perfect little bracelet to buy with your loot. Or, you can do what I do when Iím down to my last $5. I watch my friends stress out about buying the perfect outfit or trying to decide between two different pairs of shoes. Then we all head to the food court where I buy something yummy to munch on while we talk (and talk and talk and talk.)

Turn Off the Electronics

When youíre tuned into the world, itís easy to get spun up about things. But if you donít hear the news or know that you need to get back online in just a few minutes, you can focus on other things like playing dolls with your baby sister or messing around in the kitchen with your mom. You can always check your messages later, but once you have everything turned off or put away in your room, youíll notice that youíre far less jumpy Ė maybe all those text messages are getting under your skin.

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Netherlands, The
Posted On: July 26, 2008
Turn off the electronics? Are you mad?!
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Hanford, CA
Posted On: July 26, 2008
awwww that all sounds good I wish that I could get away with sleeping all day, but my mom needs me to be up because she cant do house work for a week
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Grangerland, TX
Posted On: July 25, 2008
Ergh, I wish! I don't have time, we're moving. Well, the turn off electronics might happen....

Anyhoo, nice article. I'llbe sure to referr to this after we move in the new house.
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Nashville, TN
Posted On: July 24, 2008
Woot! Pajamies!

I'm a stay at home wife and that's all I really wear...until I have to get out of the house that is...but as soon as I come home, no matter what the time of day, I always put some right back on, lol.

There's really not a whole lot of books my English teacher wouldn't approve of. She's read a lot of the things that I've read, but then again I liked to read the stuff that was on her "Assigned Book Lists". Never read the book you mentioned either though, so maybe she's the one that had great taste, lol.

Oh and our phone used to be on silent all the time, except for now (HAS to be on, ugh...) and I got to admit, I WAS a lot more stress-free when it was on silent.

Great Article!
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 23, 2008
aww, I really only have my faithful computer, which is like an mp3 player hooked up to speakers since someone broke my actual one. And I never have money at the mall, are you kidding me? It's all going straight to college! But I live in my pj's and trash tv's all thats ever on anymore.

Lol, good tips!
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Orofino, ID
Posted On: July 23, 2008
Ooh. First comment, ftw. =3
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Orofino, ID
Posted On: July 23, 2008
Haha. I've watched bad reality shows (Made and The Hills re-runs), read books my English teacher would hate (she made it quite plain what books she hates), took $15 to the mall (not $5), and turned off electronics for, like, five days. xD
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Union, KY
Posted On: July 23, 2008
Nice ideas.WOOOOT First comment!
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