Do you ever feel like you need a break in the middle of a busy week or a busy day? A place where you can just have a few moments of calm to restore your personal piece. Even if you can't get away from your every day routine you can still create a personal paradise right where you are! It is simple and it only takes 4 steps.
1. Find a quiet space
It can be inside or outside. I recommend that you find somewhere you will not be disturbed.
If you are inside you can put a note outside of the room where you are sitting letting anyone in the house know that you will be unavailable for a period of time.
If you are outside then find a quiet place out side your home or in a park where you can feel comfortable sitting. When I am in a park I leave my purse in the car so I don't feel self conscious about having it with me when I close my eyes. I like to keep a blanket and a chair in the trunk of my car so I can stop in a park and have something to sit on.
What is nice about public parks is that other people in the park usually will give you space to be with yourself. They won't disturb you as you sit in the park.
2. Turn off your electronic devices
Turn off your electronic devices. Don't just put them on silent. When you turn off your phone you get to have a break from the outside world. When you have something on silent it can still interrupt your piece of mind when you hear a buzzing noise from the your alerts.
3. Breathe deeply and fully
When you take deep full breaths you muscles and your nervous system relax. When you body relaxes your mind can relax too. If you are outside in nature look around and let your eyes look into the distance. See the beauty around you. This helps to relax you as well.
4. Let your mind think of healthy and happy thoughts
Let your thoughts about your day dissolve. Think about people or places that bring a smile to your face. Let yourself smile. This is called visualization. It can increase the endorphins, happy chemicals in your brain.
What is your idea of paradise?
Where are your personal paradises? How often do you get away to them?
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Dr. Daemon Jones