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Looking for inexpensive long weekend vacation ideas

I work an extremely stressful seasonal job. I start getting 2 days off a week starting in July. My girlfriend and I love going to the Asbury Park beach. We usually go in August/September, but I NEED a break now. I suffer from anxiety and the laid back vibe of the beach coupled with the relaxation of the water calms me. My concern is that earlier in the year the beach will be packed and the hotels will be expensive. Does anyone have any experience with this location this time of year? I don't like tons of people. Are there any alternatives in the tri-state area? It doesn't even have to be a beach. It just has to be relatively inexpensive and RELAXING!!! Something that includes nature is a big plus (especially water). I'm not a fan of camping. Thank you in advance!
posted by kbbbo on Jun 21, 2014 - 7 answers

In search of extremely relaxing music

Do you have suggestions for music that is as relaxing as Enya, but sounds pretty different? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jan 6, 2014 - 54 answers

Life's little luxuries...

I spent a few days over the holidays at a yoga/wellness retreat, and had a fantastic time. I'm realizing though that a lot of things that made me happy weren't extravagant: time for yoga, selections of nice teas, healthy food, access to a sauna, time for walks, time for journaling, etc.) So now I'm back in the real world (and I'm in med school, so my life kind of sucks), but I'm trying to think of ways to re-create my time there, by adding small little luxuries to my own life. I can get the yoga down, and I've got new ideas for healthy foods, etc. But I'm wondering what small, simple things in your lives and homes make you feel nurtured and more relaxed. Thank you!
posted by namemeansgazelle on Jan 3, 2014 - 37 answers

Help me find more of these nice, long, relaxing YouTube videos

I like streaming long videos on YouTube that are soothing in some way. Can you recommend some more things I might like? Specifics within. [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Nov 27, 2013 - 8 answers

"Can't miss" food and relaxation options in Los Angeles

I recently moved to the Los Angeles metropolitan area. I am looking for recommendations of your favorite low-key restaurants and food options as well as great "relaxation" spots. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Nov 5, 2013 - 15 answers

Allow me to lull you in to trance-like state of relaxation

I have a very busy, hard to shut up brain and falling (and staying) asleep has always been a problem for me. A few months ago I came across the guided relaxation/hypnosis/meditation programs by Andrew Johnson in the google play store and started listening to them in bed as I fall asleep. They are wonderful. I want more, and I want to be able to do this more comfortably. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Oct 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find meditation clip, please.

What are your favourite guided meditation recordings? I am looking at around twenty minutes and a fair amount of variety as I'd like to do this daily. Unless, of course, you've found that keeping to the same tape every time has a positive effect. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Sep 4, 2013 - 12 answers

I don't need a new drug (but I need a new drug).

Somehow having a chronic illness became my hobby for the past year. Now I'm getting better and I want to stop dwelling on it, but I don't remember how I used to pass the time. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Aug 6, 2013 - 16 answers

I need to relax. Really need to relax. No wait, not that much.

Excluding spas and meditation, what are the most relaxing but entertaining/engaging things to do in the Bay Area this weekend? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Aug 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Seeking enlightenment on the Piccadilly Line

I have a stretch of half an hour or so each way in my daily commute where I am just sitting on the tube during nothing. I would like to use this time to meditate and am seeking things to put on my iPod to help me. [more inside]
posted by Acarpous on May 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Sanity in spa form?

I'll be wrapping up a stressful period of work and have a long weekend coming up. I'd like to find a spa, or hotel with spa within 4-5 hours radius of NYC to just veg. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 16, 2013 - 7 answers

If nothing else it feels good...

There is a steam room at my gym and I am considering putting it to use. Please tell me as much as you can because I have no fregging clue what I am supposed to be using it for or what I am supposed to do while I steam. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Mar 14, 2013 - 27 answers

One Year Anniversary and San Franniversary

What to do for a one year anniversary with my SO that is also a San Franniversary? Bonus points for photographer expertise and relaxing suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Feb 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Have you ever tried Sophrology? Was it useful?

What can you tell me about sophrology? [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps on Feb 15, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I relax more deliberately?

Even when I have free time, I find myself rarely doing the thing called "relaxing". I'm looking for how I can better relax, and what I can do to give myself a better environment to do so. [more inside]
posted by parudox on Jan 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Getting Fun Things Done

How can I make my downtime more productive and fulfilling? [more inside]
posted by jweed on Dec 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Give me your sleep / relaxation tips

I keep having sleepless nights because I can't slow my thoughts down. What techniques do you use to help you quieten your thoughts so you can sleep? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Sep 12, 2012 - 54 answers

Make Your Own Retreat

Help me plan a self-made relaxation / meditation retreat for one week in San Diego [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetofexistentialconfusion on Jul 19, 2012 - 6 answers

A cheap, relaxing week in August in Italy

I'm looking for a cheap, relaxing place to do very little (maybe sightsee a bit, eat, nap, take photos, etc), in northern Italy or Sicily, for a week in August (say, the 8th to the 15th). Total expenditure under €500 for the week would be awesome. Details within... [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me bring the ocean into my home :)

I'm really enjoying winding down to O-Shen - Salt Water Anthem, and am hoping to find other chilled out, dreamy, evocative ocean-themed music for the times I can't be in the sea :) [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Jan 17, 2012 - 4 answers

a better mode at home than pseudo-relaxation

For those who find "relaxing" completely un-relaxing, how do you cultivate a strong activity and project based home life? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jan 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Cheap vacations secrets

Does anyone have any really cheap vacation secrets? I'm looking for inexpensive, do-it-yourself getaways to relaxing locales, that don't depend upon me perusing scammy travel websites. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 31, 2011 - 10 answers

I think I'll move to Australia.

Stress is starting to hurt me. What can I do? How can I dramatically reduce stress in my life? And/or take a budget vacation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 21 answers

A Rubik's cube of minor health problems--are they related?

I am having trouble sleeping, which is leading to minor migraines. In addition I have a host a minor ailments and am not sure which problem to try and solve first, and which flavor of medicine would be the most helpful. In other words, I feel stuck. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 12, 2011 - 25 answers

Recommend a body-scan relaxation meditation?

Recommend a body-scan relaxation meditation? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

The Dude or hobbies.

High-functioning vs. low stress - are they mutually exclusive? [more inside]
posted by Taft on Jun 29, 2011 - 6 answers

The Best Spas Ever

I just spent a day at the spa at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Help me find similar spas... anywhere. [more inside]
posted by jph on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me make the most of my solo retreat!

Next week, I'm taking 3 days away from family and work to relax, recharge and (hopefully) reprogram myself. Please help me make the most of it! [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on May 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Escaping the sleep debt cycle

Hi AskMe! I need your help devising an awesome bedtime ritual of ultimate relaxation and sleepiness-creation. This question brought to you by anxiety and yet another sleepless night. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 35 answers

We don't want to crack the wedding bells!

I’m getting married this Saturday, and I’m certain I’m going to forget something or mess something up. Can you give me some advice? What things did you forget about, mess up, or learn from during your experience? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Mar 14, 2011 - 81 answers

How would you build a Zen Art Deco book harem?

Ton of books + unused corner in totally sweet loft = book harem! I'd like to put together a space for up to 4 people to hang out, read, write, meditate, or generally just relax. Help me design & accessorize it! [more inside]
posted by susoka on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Last Second President's Day Long Weekend Trip - NYC area

Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
posted by Great Swell on Feb 14, 2011 - 4 answers

How to relax in dreamland and wake up feeling good?

I'd like to hear from anyone who has overcome excessive tension in the jaw, neck and upper back during sleep. I wake up feeling very stressed and tense and it's a drag. [more inside]
posted by FormerMermaid on Feb 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Where can I relax outside of, but nearby, New York City?

I need to get out of Manhattan and spend a weekend in a quiet place specializing in relaxation, meditation and massage. I don't want to travel more than an hour. I have no car. Cost isn't an issue. I just need sanity & isolation. Where to go? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Light-heartenness?

How to be more light-hearted? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jan 18, 2011 - 31 answers

Type-B on Sunday, and Type-A on Monday?

My job is turning me into a control freak outside of work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Please help my smart 14 year old turn off her brain and sleeeeeep.....

About 30 years ago, I had a cassette tape I used to help me go to sleep as an adolescent boy. It was relaxing music with an over-dub male vocal telling me to tense, then relax, muscle groups from my head to my toes. I would like to find it again now, to help my early teen daughter sleep. Does this ring a bell with anyone? [more inside]
posted by jwhowa on Dec 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Favorite massage products?

Tell me your favorite products to have around the house for massaging your partner. Oils, candles, sheets, music, etc. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 6, 2010 - 11 answers

How do you reward yourself after a long week's slog?

Self-fanfare for the common man: How do you reward yourself after a long week's slog? [more inside]
posted by swedish_fishy on Oct 1, 2010 - 23 answers

Rub-a-dub-dub, I have to use the tub

For someone who's taken exclusively showers almost all her life: What are your bath hacks? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Sep 24, 2010 - 30 answers

Jack's a dull boy

How can I help my husband more easily transition from work-time to after-work time? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Apr 21, 2010 - 24 answers

How can I maximize the burnout-relief of my one-week vacation?

I've heard that you don't really enter into "relaxation mode" until a week of vacation has elapsed. And that the second week is when you really start to replenish your reserves. I've seen this myself; I went to Burning Man for a week, and it felt like returning to work was harder than it would have been if I had never left. I have a week-long vacation coming up and I feel extreeemely burned-out. What can I do to make sure that I get the maximum benefits during this week off?
posted by marclar on Apr 10, 2010 - 24 answers

Relaxation and veggie delights in Rome/Florence/Venice

Venetians, Romans, Florentines, lend me your suggestions! More specifically, nice places to relax and tasty vegetarian eats in the aforementioned cities. [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Feb 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Relaxing and learning more about the outer boroughs

Best cafes for reading / internet stuff w/ wifi in the outer boroughs of NYC, and activities that can put people in touch with unique cultural experiences (both foreign and NYC-native) in each outer borough. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Jan 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me be more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin.

I am looking for practices or teachings that will help me be more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin. [more inside]
posted by choppyes on Jan 19, 2010 - 11 answers

learn to relax?

I don't know how to relax. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Dec 25, 2009 - 21 answers

Seeking guided relaxation / meditation cd's / podcasts.

Seeking guided relaxation / meditation cd's / podcasts. [more inside]
posted by mola on Oct 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Help normalize my spiking blood pressure!

Can you help me not freak out about my suddenly spiking blood pressure? This is related to birth control and anxiety. Also looking for methods to calm myself down in anticipation of a reading. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Survival Tips for a New High School Teacher?

Help: I am a first year high school teacher. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 10, 2009 - 20 answers

CAN YOU TELL HOW INTENSELY WORRIED I AM ABOUT THESE ISSUES (tears out hair)

A question about how to calm down. I am having a lot of trouble formulating this question, so forgive me if it's a little bit all over the place. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Sep 16, 2009 - 37 answers

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