Daily Nugget of Gold 945
We live in a very busy world, don’t we? We have hectic work schedules, often we face rush-hour traffic and live a hurried lifestyle sometimes shuffling our kids off to school before having to rush into our jobs. Students have to get up and get going in the morning and be at class in time, the day never seems to be long enough to get everything done we need or want to do.
One of the things which is treasured most by folks who have well balanced lives is peaceful and calm time to themselves. Many activities help to facilitate this, meditation or quiet thoughtful moments, possibly some soft and relaxing music gently playing, or even some time sitting outdoors. Things like this refresh and recharge our minds and we are grateful ourselves for the time we get to spend this way. We ourselves like to enjoy all of these things to some extent daily.
Our mind was not designed to run at top speed all day. We do need quiet, reflective moments where we can digest what’s going on around us. What time we lose to this activity we will more than make up in having a clear head later. Making the correct decisions in life is easier if we spend calm and quiet time daily. Sometimes people stress themselves so much that in a moment of carelessness they make a bad decision. That bad decision may be as harmless as wearing a garment with a hole in it, or as devastating as pulling out in front of another car without enough time to clear it.
You can add years to your life and life to your years by just “chilling out” a little more often. Fortunately, living this way doesn’t really cost you anything more. The benefits you’ll derive from having a more relaxed approach when you are hurried will begin to accrue almost immediately. We wish to caution folks that we aren’t talking about using alcohol or drugs for this- we are talking about restful moments. One of the first things we want to do when we decide to refresh and renew is to turn off the cell phone. We need time, uninterrupted time, quiet and peaceful time.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do today to create more peaceful and calm time for myself?”
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