Last January, I found these words written by Paula Driesell of the blog Locksley Lane.
I think she's so right that we should make time to be alone with our thoughts, destress a little,
think about what is most important to us, and put things into perspective.
Just a few minutes a day can make a difference in many areas of our crazy lives.
Here's what she had to say:
"Let's face it, sometimes life is hard.
Life doesn't always go the way we plan it.
For most people, life is pretty chaotic and unfortunately - pretty stressful.
We lose the joy in life and lack the ability to find comfort in little things.
We are always looking for the next solution that will make our situation better.
We lack peace.
If we are constantly running, working and talking
we miss out on the small things in life.
We have to make time to be quiet and listen.
Listen to that little voice inside your head.
Feel that small little nudge guiding you to change
directions or stay the course.
Today, find time to be still…..just for a few minutes.
Do something small for yourself.
Sit and feel the sun on your face.
Get a cup of coffee or tea and sit and enjoy it.
Buy yourself some flowers and marvel at their beauty.
Take a bath and relax.
Everything will still be right where you left it when you are done.
Give yourself ten minutes of uninterrupted silence."
~ the perfect gift to give to ourselves ~
I think this could be the best New Year's resolution of all.
PS Thank you for your inspiring post, Paula! You're a very wise lady!!