Monday, November 16, 2015

It's The Little Things

It's the little things that give you comfort when other areas of your life seem out of control. When you don't understand why things have to be the way they are and you're at a loss as to what to do to make things better. It's times like these, when I'm trying to make my way back to solid ground, that I remind myself all I can do is take the next small step.

Here are some of the things that work for me.

Stretch: Do it on the couch. Do it at yoga class. Do it while cooking dinner.

Purposeful Breathing: Does that make any kind of sense? I breathe in for 3 seconds and out for 3 seconds. For 3 minutes. On my yoga mat. In the middle of my living room. First thing in the morning while the water is boiling for tea.

Color: Add a splash to your day. Whether it's on paper, the wall, or to your lips.  

Flowers. They make everything better. Even if it's a dandelion in a shot glass.

Momentos: I love having little reminders of past good times around me. This little bowl has rocks from various beaches we've visited. There's one full of shells. Photos on shelves. 

Nature: Take a hike. Urban or rural, it's all good exercise.

What little things make you smile? Release a little tension? Bring you back to center?


B.E. Sanderson said...

Walking, bird-watching, working in the woods.

Karyn Good said...

Lovely, B.E. I hope you're enjoying a combination of these today!

jblynn said...

Love and agree with everything on your list.

I'd add: flickering candlelight, holding a warm cup btwn my palms, snuggles with my dog, conversation with friends

Karyn Good said...

Wonderful additions, JB. We had our first hot chocolate of the season yesterday afternoon after coming back from taking pictures of the Canada geese congregating on the lake.

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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