All of us need time to chill. And I’ve found that if I consciously take the time I need to chill out, relax, and totally let go of life’s demands, even for a short time — I’m a better person for it.
For me, that means time in the woods and in nature.
It might be a strenuous hike or a slow meditative walk down a hill at twilight. It might be sitting by a rushing stream, and admiring the colors of the rocks.
When I get back from such a jaunt, I find myself mindfully taking time to be with my cats! My cats benefit from my calmness.
Of course, sometimes chill time is simply being with my cats (indoors, since my cats don’t go out) — and that is fine, too!