Memorial Day is often a time when you want to take off for some R&R; you’ve worked hard, you deserve it. The trouble with this is… everyone else is thinking the same. I know this because I now live in a tourist destination. Planning getaways on non-holidays isn’t always possible, but here’s a thought. Maybe if we spent more time fixing up our homes as sanctuaries and working toward living a calmer life, we wouldn’t feel the need to escape as often. This is tougher when you’re raising small children, but making even a little dent will make a difference. What if next weekend you started by evaluating your living environment. Maybe create a little sitting place in the yard… if you have one. Maybe carve out a personal niche in the house, or plan a picnic in a nearby park. Last Sunday we had breakfast for the first time in the backyard, and it started the day off very upbeat. And STARTING on a positive note works wonders.
- Worry: Bad… Calm: Good
- Brush Fire and Essential Workers!
- Reboot to a Positive Mindset: Give Yourself 5 Min/Day.
- Pandemic Time on my Hands!
- A Fox at the Backdoor: Rest for a Tired Brain
- Loss of Freedom Brings Rewards: s-l-o-w is good!
- Laughter Softens the Onslaught of Bad News
- Stay-at-Home #2: Time to Notice the Little Things
- Adapting to Stay-Home Orders: Home Sweet Home
- “Stay Home!”: Slowing Down Because of Free Time