I once had a friend (well I thought so) who said to me, "you should stop looking at life through rose colored glasses", I was surprised that she said that but haven't changed. I will let the dogs out when it is minus 20 degrees and look up at the beautiful clear sky and admire the stars. I always look on the bright side of things because it just feels good. So (as you guessed) we are no longer friends and that's okay as I was happy to have her in my life for the time being as I think we all understand that. So please do look at life through rose colored glasses and please do stop and smell the roses or the leaf falling from the tree n the fall and even that beautiful butterfly that just happened to land on the flower in front of you while you are pulling the never ending weeds in the garden.
My first dog that I had up in Red Lake Ontario was a lovely boy named "Raisin". When I brought him home in my ski-doo suit he looked just like a raisin. All curly black hair and with eyes and squishy. You know what I mean...:) Raisin was part Bouvier des Flandres and part Husky. He was about 8 weeks old. Really a great dog. Well in the fall I decided to bring some cattails home and put them in a container in the corner of the living room. Raisin thought they were toys and when I came home from work there were cattails seed pods floating everywhere. What a mess! You know even though at the time I was 19 years old I still found great laughter and joy in trying to vacuum up those seed pods and watch Raisin chasing them around because the vacuum cleaner was blowing them around the living room. What a great memory. See....always look at life through rose colored glasses. Makes things wonderful and fun. Please do the same and enjoy it. They are only moments in time.
What is your favorite sounds to listen too? Is it rock, piano, easy listening or reggae? I love any type of music but especially enjoy solo piano (thank you Dad). You really should dance like nobody's watching! So beneficial to your soul. Also the endorphins that are produce lower cortisol and a great stress reliever. Bring some more joy into your life and get up and boogie. You will be glad you did!
Play your favorite music for at least an half an hour every day, try and do this when your energy is normally high. Mine is in the morning about an hour after I wake up. If you have trouble walking, using a wheel chair or a walker, if you have arthritis or Fibromyalgia, MS, then just pat your feet, clap your hands, snap your fingers or just nod your head up and down (while smiling), keeping time with the rhythm with all the energy you can muster! As you continue to repeat this simple yet exhilaration movements (dancing) day after day, your strength, metabolism, energy and happiness will increase.
If you can walk, then I would suggest to walk around the room to a great musical sound and always keeping in time with the music at a pace that you are comfortable with. You will grow stronger every day. Maybe lift your feet higher or add a little bounce to your step. These little exercises will work for anyone. If you have had a sedentary lifestyle, it may take a bit for you to regain your sense of balance and awareness off things around you. Dancing is highly motivation but remember not to push yourself too fast at first. Be happy with every small movement you are achieving and get those endorphin's rolling!
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On these pages you will find musings about the necessities for leading a less stressful life It is about being able to enjoy the simplicity that can be yours for the taking. All you need to do is to take the first step! Hi My name is Patricia your Certified Stress Management Coach, and I am thrilled that your are here!