Throughout the day our minds are filled with things that may weigh us down and make us overwhelmed. When I have those days, I spend a few minutes connecting with my senses.
Even here in the country, where I have plenty of open spaces to relax and unwind I often see the need to remind myself how living a simple life is a state of mind and clear my head of all the unwanted clutter it collects.
You can do the same by finding the most quiet spot in your home.
My favorite place is our sunroom with the windows opened and a fresh breeze blowing in.
Close your eyes take a deep cleansing breath and connect with all five of your senses.
It’s morning while I am writing this, so I am sharing what my senses are awakening to.
Touch… what can you feel?
The cat purring in my lap.
Taste…what can you taste?
Coffee with cream and sugar.
Sound… what can you hear?
The roster crowing and the hum of a nearby tractor.
Smell… what can you smell?
Banana nut muffins are baking.
Sight… what do you see?
The sun is dancing off the lilies in my flower garden and a hummingbird looking for breakfast.
By taking the time to think about the things that surround you, you can momentarily calm yourself and reflect on the day at hand by simply enjoying living your life.