Successful, healthy, happy people punctuate their lives with periods of recovery. Active, planned recovery! They create their lives with periods of rest. It's not a non-stop marathon. The non-stop, go-go-go, isn't fun or sustainable. We need time to recreate and Re-Create ourselves. Research shows that we are most creative, healthy and happy when we've had time to recreate.
So start planning your recovery periods and recreating today...Dance, listen to music, meditate, sleep, exercise, plan dedicated social time, schedule spa therapy. Take a day off. Schedule vacation time. Maybe plan a full-blown sabbatical.
We just got back from a getaway wedding in the Bahamas and were inspired with the people and culture. Island life is slower, simpler, and replete with more smiles. It's a sensory experience with plenty of gratitude in the air.
One of our favorite local workers greeted us each day with his beautiful joyful happy heart. It was as if John saw the world through "Monet Eyes." He saw beauty everywhere and was bubbling over with gratitude. He reminded us how lucky and blessed we all are. To him, each day was "popping open like confetti!" Life is something to celebrate. What a great reminder.
It's possible to push the pause button, cultivate an attitude of gratitude, shift your mindset, and see the world with "Monet eyes" popping open like confetti!