THE WORLD IS MINE; BLUE HILL, STILL SILVER LAKE,
BROAD FIELD, BRIGHT FLOWER, AND THE LONG WHITE ROAD
A GATELESS GARDEN, AND AN OPEN PATH:
MY FEET TO FOLLOW, AND MY HEART TO HOLD
— EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
+ now is the time: not then, not there, not when. we rush to see what tomorrow holds when we should be eager to anticipate now. be present.
+ open your Bible and read 3 pages. learn, meditate, soak and breathe in the words.
+ take a bubble bath and listen to music
+ do the following exercise routine: 25 jumping jacks, 15 crunches, 10 push-ups, 20 burpees. repeat if necessary. perhaps exercise is not relaxing at the time but exercise reduces stress!
+ accomplish 5 things on your to-do list and make a don't-do list as well.
+ splash paint on paper (abstract art will do!), write for 10 minutes or make something with your hands.
+ do what you love doing most.
+ try this relaxation breathing technique: breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7, breathe out for 8 ...repeat.
+ make an omelette, pancakes or your favourite food (then invite someone over for dinner!)
after many days of hot very weather, rain is drizzling down my window and our home is humid and cosy - relaxation at its finest. make the most of today; wishing you all a relaxing weekend!
what do you do to relax?