Monday, September 12, 2011
If you could fit one more thing into your busy day, what would it be?
We are all busy constantly on the go. We always remind ourselves to slow down and enjoy the moment, however it is easier said than done. My life is busier than ever with three kids going to three different schools and all doing different after school activities. I have basically moved out of my house and into my car since the start of last week.
While at Blogher I listen to a speaker tell us about how important it is to stop and enjoy the moments of life. She gave some great suggestions that I have been doing to help keep me calm and centered. She mentioned to smell a piece of fruit everyday. To stop and take a deep breathe and enjoy the scent. I giggled when I first heard her tell us this suggestion until I tried it. Every morning I wake-up and smell a piece of the fresh fruit on the counter. I have found that it calms me in a way that is hard to describe.
Another suggestion she gave us was to sing daily. The first morning I started singing, "I'm walking on Sunshine" in the shower and my kids all started busting out laughing. I kept doing it everyday and now after a month the entire family sings "I'm walking on Sunshine" while getting ready together.
Stopping to take a moment to enjoy life and all it's beauty is what I am working on adding to my days. So far I have noticed a huge difference in my attitude, health and energy. Give it a try and see what it can do for you!