What a wonderful day friday is. It is the day that reminds us of how hard we have worked all week and to start to slow things down for the next two days. Unfortunately that is where we go wrong. We don't slow down for those two days. What ever happened to relaxing on the weekend? In today's fast paced world we have to remember to take care of ourselves. Even if we have the weekend jam packed with activities here is a great way to just relax and be in the moment.
Sit or lie down outside for 15 minutes. During that time start by looking around. What do you notice? The trees starting to bud, the branch broken by the winter ice...I guess I should trim that right now before I forget. WAIT! Make sure you are keeping your mind clear of the things that are in the future and just be in the moment. The green grass that is starting to peak through, the squirrel running up the tree. Now close your eyes. What do you hear? A bird singing, the wind blowing through the trees. What do you feel? Warm sun on your skin, gentle breeze blowing through your hair, the spider crawling on your arm! After 15 minutes you will feel centered and relaxed and more in touch with the world around you. This is a easy practice that can be done everyday to improve your wellness. Take time for you. YOU ARE WORTH IT!