Confidence Booster Series: Back to Basics
“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ― Khalil Gibran
This week’s focus is to take a break from the complicated lives we often lead, and get back to basics. Spending time enjoying the simple pleasures in life has a way of grounding us and prioritizing what is truly important in this complex world.
Technology has given us the ability to connect with people from around the globe with ease. Our once incredibly vast world has been made much smaller and accessible through the mere click of a button.
Along with continual technological advances comes greater expectations that we should be accessible and ‘ON’ at all times. There no longer seems to be boundaries and limits in place for what work time is and what leisure time is, it all blends into one.
It is becoming increasingly important to create opportunities to unplug and spend time actually connecting face to face with others. The complexity of today’s lifestyle demands greater simplicity and personal connection in order to create balance and happiness.
One of the basic ways I rejuvenate myself is to get outside in nature and spend time engaging in a physical activity with my boys. When I am outside, I am more apt to eliminate distractions and give myself permission to be present and fully enjoy the moment. I believe there is a lot of joy to be found in living simpler lives. It is refreshing to give ourselves a break from the sensory overload we experience through overexposure to television and computers. It is uplifting to have up close and personal conversations and connections with our loved ones.
So this week, dedicate some time to enjoy basic things that ground you. Whenever possible, unplug and limit unnecessary time on your smart phone, computer and television. Tie up your laces and get outside to breathe in fresh air, move your body and take in the amazing sights and sounds nature has to offer. Meet up with a good friend or loved one and spend quality time connecting without added distractions. Something new I am going to practice is to check my messages at one or two designated times in the day, instead of all throughout the day. Do what works best within your lifestyle to incorporate simple pleasures that will rejuvenate you and your heart.
Believe in Yourself – ❤ Emily
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