Learn to Live Simply, Focusing on What’s Truly Important
There was an article in the magazine Family Circle some years ago that was shared recently with attendees at a stress relationship workshop. It caught my attention and I want to share it with the DCCCD community. These short points relate to our personal and work lives. Ponder them during these taxing and stressful lives that we all encounter now.
Don’t answer the telephone during dinner.
Stop trying to please everybody. Start pleasing yourself.
Carve out an hour a day for solitude.
Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.
For every “yes,” let there be a “no.”
Don’t squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion.
Never make a promise you can’t keep.
Allow an extra half-hour for everything you do.
Always carry something interesting to read.
Breathe — deeply and often.
Drink pure spring water – lots of it.
Always opt for comfort.
Be instead of do.
Exchange security for serenity.
Luxuriate in your senses.
If you don’t love it, live without it.
Let Mother Nature nurture.
Go to bed at 9 o’clock twice a week.
Move – walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy.
Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, reflection.