Thursday, August 7, 2008

My bliss list. What's yours?



A magazine I read a couple months ago had a page about carving out me time, specifically, about creating and writing a bliss list -- special treats for yourself designed to help you automatically have more energy. The piece stems from a book called, "Everyday Bliss for Busy Women: Energy Balancing Secrets for Complete Health & Vitality,"Maryam Webster. Webster is the director of The Energy Coach Institute. I saw another book out recently by energy coach Kimberly Kingsley.

As a mother, I am always lacking energy and, ironically, me time. I love the idea of meeting one need in order to fulfill the other.

As I return to work and juggle the work-life balance, I want to keep this personal list of simple pleasures handy. I will not be running out the door when the Husband gets home anymore because I will have missed my girls all day.

These little things that bring me happiness, though, are easy to fit into a day, especially once I start getting up earlier to beat the toddler clock.

Here's my list.

  1. Chocolate
  2. A crisp, clean Chardonnay
  3. A sweet Riesling
  4. Sitting outside on a quiet morning
  5. Nature walking
  6. Yoga to energizing, but relaxing music -- or with my girls
  7. Clean sheets
  8. Daydreaming
  9. Meditation
  10. Planning just about anything
  11. Browsing bookstores -- used and new
  12. This candle
  13. Take out and a video with hubby (if he doesn't fall asleep!)
  14. Listening to music
  15. Going to bed early

How about you? What's on your bliss list?

NOTE: STAY TUNED SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MY NEXT GROUP WRITING PROJECT THEME. PREPARE FOR A WEEK OF WONDERFUL INSIGHTS AND WRITING, AS ALWAYS. IF YOU NEVER PARTICIPATED IN A GROUP WRITING ASSIGNMENT, GET READY. Read the first three here, here and here.



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8 comments:

Jaina said...

Not a complete list, but here's a few of mine off the top of my head:
1. the ocean
2. journaling
3. art projects (especially painting)
4. reading
5. meditation
6. music
7. Disneyland
8. candlelit apartment (especially while journaling in the evening)

Karen Maezen Miller said...

1. No List!

maiahs_momma said...

I created a list and put it over on my blog, then continued the challenge to my blog readers. Thanks for making us think :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

lesleysmeshly said...

Reading, Music, long hot showers, cuddling with hubby and #'s 1,4,7,11,13,14 & 15 from your list. =)

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Oo, I should totally do this!

Octamom said...

Great idea! I like the fact that there are things on your list that take a minimal amount of time but that can make you feel renewed--like the clean sheets--easy and nice payoff!

Looking forward to seeing the group writing--haven't participated before but looks compelling!
Blessings!

The Energy Coach said...

Love your list! Mine would be very similar.. Thanks for the mention of my new book, The Energy Cure: How to Recharge Your Life 30 Seconds at a Time. Great blog!

Rachel said...

I'm looking for more energy too. Funny thing is I know what I should be doing to get it. I like #4.