Picnicking is such a relaxed and fun way to pass a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. It’s less expensive than going out for dinner, less tiring than staying up late with friends at a bar, and it’s overall just much more my pace. Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more of these sorts of calm activities into my life which make me feel at peace. Since I’m such a stress-cadet n(especially during the work week) I find that scheduling in an hour or so a day for a bit of calm really helps keep me feeling on track throughout the week. Today I wanted to share a nfew of the things I have been doing to add more peacefulness into my life:
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I love picnics. And really, I always have. Even back in high-school, I would round up my closest friends and we’d head over to the park for a Sunday afternoon picnic. If it’s nice outside why not bring lunch to the great outdoors, right? Last weekend we did just that with Jer’s family.We were on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and we decided to take the boat out for a little jaunt over to Keats Island for an afternoon in the sun. I’ve never been to Keats before, but I’ve always heard such great things and now I understand why. It’s so beautiful there, so peaceful and serene that it has almost a fairytale sort of enchantment to it. It is the perfect sort of place to go for a weekend of camping or for an afternoon picnic.
Meditating More: There’s nothing that calms my mind more than meditation. I typically use meditation to get me into the mindset for bed time, but lately I’ve been trying to use it to also just help me feel in-control and calm throughout my day.
Scheduled Work Outs: Scheduling my workouts in for the week is really important to me. I try to think of my workouts in a schedule like it would be if I were attending workout classes at a fitness center – they are set, and I must attend!Weekend Hikes: One thing I love about the spring & summer is the opportunities to go hiking. The trails are open to the public and finally it’s time to forgo the gym for a nice hike instead. Plus, I think hikes also are a great opportunity to see friends in a healthier way than going out for drinks or for dinner. Best of all, I find hiking helps me sleep that evening which allows me to feel well rested throughout my week.
Walks by the Water: Whenever I am feeling bogged down, or having a creative-block, I like to get outside. I’ve always found walking by the ocean really therapeutic.
Free Time on Weekends: More spare time on the weekends gives me more time to re-coup and plan for the next week. It gives me that down-time that I so love and need.
How do you schedule in your… “you” time?