Designing Weekends to Recharge

Recharging Mind & Body Thank goodness for weekends, because sometimes my mind & body just needs  some time to “be,” to rest, & de-stress.  This was one of those Saturdays that just required some good old fashioned R & R.  Everyone in the house needed it, my husband declared it, my son & I took a nap (which he never does).  Hey,  even Mini (our cat) took a break from her “Spicy Mini” persona to cozy herself into her favorite chair.  At some basic level, our body just knows what’s best for us. I think now more than ever, we live in a society which requires more from us.  We’re constantly plugged-in, tuned-in, multi-tasking or otherwise engaged in a way that takes so much from us.  A quote comes to mind;

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”

― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring That pretty much sums up the week for me!  But you know what?  I think there are things that all of us can do to get that physical & emotional alignment that we need & crave.  Simple things, that may not solve everything, but can keep us on the right track.

  • For me, one of those things is having some creative outlets.  Cooking sewing, or otherwise creating is literally necessary for my well being!  
  • I believe that having a positive attitude has a tremendous impact (& you’ll notice this is a common thread in my ramblings, as I truly believe this to be so).
  • Being with those who bring out your best self!
  • Get some good rest.
  • Get some exercise, stretch, take a walk get some fresh air, enjoy nature.
  • Take time to appreciate the little things.
  • Laugh!  Smile!
  • Create some ambiance for yourself – light a candle, use the good china, listen to music, prepare a special meal, pamper yourself.
  • Meditate
  • Get outside yourself & do something for others.
  • Play!
  • Breathe.  I mean really breathe, inhale & exhale those tensions away.
  • Enjoy aroma therapy, a bubble bath, a good book.

So this is by no means a comprehensive list, but it’s a good starting point.  Sometimes I think much of what goes into a blog post is meant to be a reminder to ourselves. Enjoy your weekend in all it’s glory! P.S.  Relax!

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