Are you able to relax and just savor a moment? To just be?
What do you do to relax in your space?
We all work way too hard these days. If we aren’t working we are distracted by that lifeline/jailer for our time – the devices that connect us to the world yet chain us to the constant need for news/updates/connections.
Isn’t it time to shut that off – even for a short period of time? I know I struggle with this. Still, it’s even more important these days to turn it all off, savor a moment, and turn it into a time just for you.
Come back to the essence of you. Re-connect to your inner self. I hear you snort! Really – I do – even through the page.
So, here it is. Take a few minutes – steal them throughout your day or week. Take the time to sit and really savor that cup of tea or coffee. Drink it out of a nice mug or cup – not a paper cup grabbed from a drive thru. A real cup.
READING TO RELAX AND RE-FOCUS YOUR MIND
Read a book. Not your tablet or phone. A book. Focusing your mind to read and not skim takes time. I’ve found that as I rely more and more (and am more and more addicted to my phone) that it’s harder to focus on reading more than a short paragraph or article. I have started reading again, not just because I love to read, but also as a way to re-focus my mind and attention. It’s easy to get distracted (did you say Squirrel?) but reading helps you re-learn the focus.
RELAX BY ENJOYING NATURE
If you can, go to a great park or a part of your living space that makes you happy. Take the time to enjoy your drink – not check your phone. Just relax. Take the time to re-juvenate, not make a grocery or to-do list.
I love to drive on little country roads, the curvier and less flat the better. This fabulous old road has likely been around for centuries. It’s in the countryside in the Périgord in France. Curvy, windy, bendy. It was a wonderful road and drive. Apart from the fact that I was the driver I didn’t look at my phone once!
What do you do to get away from it all? Do you physically get away or is staring at a gorgeous image enough to relax, re-focus, and savor the moment?