Do you want a more peaceful life? Here’s 5 ways that you can begin today:
Please add your ideas and comments below.
1. Turn off the Wi-Fi. We’re all on sensory overload. Lose yourself in some coloring, your favorite cookbook, or a great page-turner.
2. Play soothing music.
3. Take a long walk. Or meditate. Or cook. Pick an activity you enjoy.
4. Meaningful, unhurried lunches, or enjoying a cup of coffee with friends or family are important connections. Make time for them.
5. Do you have a dream vacation in mind, perhaps to Ireland? Tape a picture of the perfect place on your bathroom mirror.
A perfect read for St. Patrick’s Day, my Contemporary Sweet Romance novel, Oh Danny Boy, is available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook. (free on KU!)
Danny, the hero, owns a chain of coffee shops in Ireland.
Savor a cup of coffee and Happy Reading!
|Oh Danny Boy|
“This pot of gold could hold more than they bargained for…”
I try to stop and smell the roses at least once a week.ReplyDelete
Good advice, Judy!Delete
Slow down? We're in the midst of house renovations and we're supposed to list it for sale in 3 weeks!! Needless to say, there hasn't been any writing going on for a while and slowing down isn't supposed to be in my vocabulary. Except I can't push constantly, so I escape into a book some evenings. And chocolate. :)ReplyDelete
Both books and chocolate sound good, Jennifer. And good luck on your house renovations and sale.Delete
I’ve been a spinner for over twenty years - on a spinning wheel- and it’s soothin and addictive! And then I knit what I spin so there’s another great mind relaxation therapy. My wheel is near my writing space so when I get stuck sometimes I bring it over to my desk and spin for awhile to clear my head. :)ReplyDelete
Wow, Laurie. How impressive that you spin on a spinning wheel.Fabulous and your work must be beautiful.Delete
I agree with turn off the WiFi and nice wAlks last two days haven’t been great for walking with over 11 inches of snow very ready for warmer weatherReplyDelete
It's cold in the Carolinas too, BethReim. Hard to turn off the WiFi, but sometimes it's good.Delete
Watching a campfire or the ocean are a couple of things that relax me.ReplyDelete
Oh Gina, both sound perfect!Delete
Going anywhere on or in water is a great relaxer & something I miss since moving to Texas.ReplyDelete
I love sitting on a beach and enjoying the waves, Pam. Fortunately, Texas boasts lots of other activities.Delete
I try to do unplug as much as possible. I'll put on some music & read. Also my hubby & I will turn off the electronics and just sit and talk about everything and nothing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Joyce. Such good ideas!Delete
I love to find quiet time. I rarely use my cell phone and love being able to go out without that feeling I "must" be in constant contact via text messages, phone calls, Facebook, or email. The problem is that I am often with others who feel that they "must" be constantly connected - so I sit there while they are on the phone making calls or checking social media. I think it is a little sad that they can't enjoy their own company.ReplyDelete
Yes, sadly I'm finding that out more and more.Delete
I can't resist anything involving Ireland, Josie.ReplyDelete
I love Ireland too, Caroline!Delete
Josie, thank you for reminding us that we need to slow down, spend time in meditation, and relax. The world moves much too fast for me.ReplyDelete
I feel the same way, Laurean.Delete
I color sometimes and I have many coloring books. I read of course and besides just being on facebook I play games probably too many on my phone and kindle. I watch NCIS during the day when it is on, my favorite tv show and I snuggle my little furry guys when they let me. One loves to sit with me in my recliner and get messaged and give me kisses. Then I sleep when I can which doesn't happen easily. I listen to my Christian music station and sing along.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Coloring is a wonderful pastime, and I listen to my favorite Christian music station, too!Delete
I have been dealing with chronic pain issues from a compressed nerve for over a year. I have escaped from LIFE because I haven’t been able to enjoy any of the things I love. So since January of 2017, I’ve read and reviewed 146 (will finish 147 tonight or tomorrow). I also do online Jigsaw Puzzles everyday to help keep my mind sharp. I enjoy music, too! (firstname.lastname@example.org)ReplyDelete
Lisa, I just had to reply to your Comment. My daughter is now a chronic pain patient since 2 back surgeries in 2016 and pain abatement procedures from a so-called Pain Management doctor made the situation so much worse and resulted in her now having a lifelong condition for which there is no cure. She started blogging about being a chronic pain patient and the alternative things she's done that helped--and the medical stuff that did not work. If you'd like to check out her blog, it's http://www.adinamayo.com. Good luck with your compressed nerve. I went through that all of 2014 after moving and remodeling a house. Took me a year to get where I could raise my right arm.Delete
Oh, Lisa, so sorry for your pain and good you are keeping busy with reading and reviewing. And Joan, thanks for the info.Delete
A warm drink, a quiet place, and a good book--and I'm zoned out!ReplyDelete
Great advice, Judy!Delete
Great post, Josie. I garden. There's just something about being out in the fresh air and looking at the flowers, trees, etc. that's renewing. I have a massive live oak tree in my front yard, and there's a small lake in my subdivision. On the rare occasions when I have a leisurely morning, I take a cup of coffee out and sit on the bench under the tree or over by the water. Very calming to start the day this way.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Joan, and what a perfect way to start the day.Delete
Mine is a 40 minute walk every morning - well, most mornings - clears my head and helps me commune with the bigger world. Then I'm good to go!ReplyDelete