Relaxing in Maldives by nattu
These days it almost seems like the world will end. Will your candidate get chosen and save our country? Can the financial mess on Wall Street be straightened out or will I lose everything? What new train wreck, catastrophe or problem is lurking around the corner?
Time for a news break. Whether you turn off the TV, change the channel, or read something uplifting, now is the moment to add some balance to all that negativity you’re listening to. Otherwise you may just take up a sign proclaiming that the Armageddon has come and it’s time to put on your clean underwear!
So take a minute and change the channel. Click over to Animal Planet and watch a mother dog nurse a cute baby squirrel or a hyperactive Jack Russell Terrier run through a sprinkler. Watch HGTV and see thrifty woman do amazing room makeovers for less than $500. Check out Food Network and learn how to make a decadent triple chocolate cake – just to indulge your sweet tooth.
Read something inspirational. Whether it’s a fun-filled children’s tale, or the Dalia Lama’s Art of Happiness, there are fascinating and stimulating books for every taste. If time is short, try a blog article or two. You can recover the wonder and innocence of a child, or you want to find a way to be more relaxed, there are educational and motivational reads all over the place.
Of course the old stand-by works just as well. Take a walk, play with your cat, or watch the sun rise before you leave for work. Find 5 or 10 minutes in your day when you do something special just for yourself. Listen to classic music, take a dip in the hot tub, or just close your eyes and imagine your favorite person or place. Remind yourself of the beauty and joy that lives all around us.