I have just recently started reading David Damron’s, The Minimalist Path. A recent article “5 Small Actions to Live a Balanced Life” struck me. I am very happy to see that more people are really getting that simpler will lead to more balanced lives. I have been saying for some time that quietness and a focus on self care is the beginning of really finding your true soul’s purpose and passion.
David passes on five easy tips to disconnect from our busy world to find a little balance, here are just two to get you started.
- Go to a park, close your eyes and just breathe.
I don’t do this enough. However, when I do it is extremely relaxing and
helps me reconnect with my body and nature.
- Do something other than check your email when you
wake. This is another that I am trying to work on. Grab a glass
of OJ, step outside and watch the sunrise. Just try not to feed your
internet addiction while the morning sleep is still in your eyes.
I was mentioning in my comments on David’s blog, I LOVE going to the beach near our place. Early mornings the sand is cool on the feet, the lake looks like a mirror it is so smooth. Just sitting near by and watching is a wonderful relaxing experience.
The second one, not checking email 🙂 this is something I am working on that is for sure. I am trying to get dressed and head out for my morning workout. Some morning I am successful, some I am not. But each day I try again. I know that connecting with nature or my inner self first will bring me more creativity in the long run.
I highly recommend that you head over to David’s blog and read the entire list, look at a few little steps you can take to really connect with yourself.