i’ll let you in on a little secret about me: i have a very, very difficult time relaxing. my hands always have to be doing something, whether that’s typing at a keyboard, playing with something, or tapping out a tune that’s stuck in my head, i always have to be doing something with my hands.
it’s difficult, at best, for me to sit still. (this isn’t even beginning to take into consideration my mind which is always racing faster than i can keep up).
with these facts now out in the open, i’ll share with you how i best relax: lego.
yup, simple as that. i relax best when building with lego.
a friend of mine recently bought me a post-christmas gift of a new lego set, his generosity totally blowing me away.
i’m building the majority of the set at work on my lunch break, but i couldn’t help but bring the airplane parts back to my house to build tonight. there’s just something about unwrapping the plastic bags of parts, hearing that familiar sound of the bricks as they land on the table (it’s one of my favorite sounds (yes, i have favorite sounds – i’ll share more later…)).
taking my time, making sure each of the stickers are on straight isn’t a hassle, it’s a joy. building something out of those little plastic bricks is therapy for my body and soul. it relaxes my mind, and causes me, if only for a little while, to forget about all the cares in my world.