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.
- A crisp, clean Chardonnay
- A sweet Riesling
- Sitting outside on a quiet morning
- Nature walking
- Yoga to energizing, but relaxing music -- or with my girls
- Clean sheets
- Planning just about anything
- Browsing bookstores -- used and new
- This candle
- Take out and a video with hubby (if he doesn't fall asleep!)
- Listening to music
- 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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