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"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something that we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. " - Frederick Keonig

"Stress is the trash of modern life- we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life." -Terri Guillemets

Monday, October 11, 2010

Keep it Simple Stupid

Ever heard that saying, "Keep It Simple Stupid?" No, I am not calling you stupid. Sometimes you just have to keep things simple though, wouldn't you agree? These days it seems that life is becoming more and more complicated with the rapid technological developments that we face on a daily basis, the news reports of violence and tragedies, and the constant reminders of economic issues that we're facing. I don't know about you, but sometimes I just feel the need to get away from it all. Just take a break from the daily grind and escape into some sort of fun or relaxing activity. There are endless possibilities of what you can do to give your mind and/or body a break. At times you just need to "check out" so to speak to preserve energy and refuel your body and mind. If you use your imagination, you may come up with some ideas that you never even considered before. Think Five Year Old Child. Think Vacation. Think Daydreams. Here's a list of possible activities that you can do. Of course they are not all going to be a good fit for you, but this is just something to get you started. I would love to hear what you like to do to relax and unwind, or what you have been wanting to do. Then, no more excuses, go out and do it! Please share your suggestions in the comments box below!

  • Blow bubbles
  • Hula hoop
  • Write in a journal
  • Spend the day at the beach
  • Go for a run
  • Play a board game
  • Go to a dog park and watch the dogs make friends
  • Do a favor for a stranger
  • Sing really loud in the car
  • Visit an amusement park and ride the roller coasters
  • Paint or draw
  • Dance in the mirror
  • Get a manicure or pedicure
  • Go to a sporting event and yell. Really loud!
  • Eat ice cream, with no guilt
  • Call an old friend
  • Shoot some hoops
  • Look up street festivals or farmer's markets and visit one
  • Color in a coloring book (you'd be surprised how relaxing it can be when you zone out!)
  • Sleep late and watch movies
  • Go sailing

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