Thursday, August 2, 2012

Just for a minute...

If you have been reading my blog you may have noticed I am a bit high strung, over stressed and very anxious most of the time. All are attributes of my personality that I wish I could change. I have been reading lately about ways to just relax and release some of the stress without becoming a closeted alcoholic or physically harming random people.

I have been doing yoga and different types of meditation for quite a while but I also have been practicing a time out approach that I read about. Not a time out as a punishment but a time out as a reward for hard work or making it through a stressful day without a criminal record.

Everyday I am now going to try to give my mind a time out. A time out away from cleaning and bills and screaming kids and annoying people and just soak in the joy around me.

Right now I am sitting on my deck overlooking my kids place in various stages of undressed in the sand and water in the back yard. I can smell the scent of sunshine, sunscreen and bug repellent all around me. I can feel their energy as they run full force across the yard. I can experience the same thrilling chills they have as they go higher and higher on the swing. I can see the pride on their face when their sand castle turns out perfect. I can see the amazement in their eyes as they watch the large butterfly swoosh by. I can see their immaturity and innocence shining through their smiles and laughter.

Yes an hour from now I can worry about the house and the laundry but just for this minute I am going to bask in the peace I feel around me.

Take a time out, you never know what joy you will find :)


  1. You are such a terrific person Miranda. I am glad to have you as a friend.

    1. Thank you Tammy! I am very glad that we are friends too!!