Be content and look at the gifts nature brings you. Through mind, body and spirit, as well as through the success of your work, you can be at ease if you allow yourself to be. Your garden is sprouting and growing, and it will be in full bloom by the spring. Don’t allow your past trepidations overshadow how far you’ve come since last year. Take a deep breath and relax. Spend your weekend on the things that are most important to you. Take a break and enjoy your moments of relaxation!
It doesn’t take a lot of time to relax. Sometimes you simply need 5 minutes to close your eyes, take in 3 deep cleansing breaths and give yourself time to release the “over” the limit stresses. Many are feeling over burdened, and that can mean all the little things that create temporary and unimportant frustrations feel like they’re piling on the big things.
Some people just need someone to talk to. That doesn’t mean solving their problem, it means being there in support to listen and allow them to let off steam. It doesn’t mean they’re trying to put their extra burdens on you. In most cases, they just need to “get it out” and talking is their way to “let it go”. Don’t belittle their stress, you may not know the full story of what’s going on. Don’t compare what they share with the great stress you’re under. Again, they may not be telling you about the giant boulder they’re holding on their shoulders.
If you don’t have someone to talk to, if you can’t get out and take a walk, or go to the gym, or even clean the house to release your frustration, then try a quick meditation. Don’t let the “last straw” send you over the edge. You’re going to be ok.
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