Friday, November 18, 2011

Your Comfort Zone

Create a soft place to land in your home a refuge from the stress of the day.

Our day-to-day demands can quickly take their toll on our well-being if we are not vigilant about caring for ourselves as best we can. One way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home. This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, can provide us with a safe and comforting refuge in which we can decompress and recover from the day’s stresses. There, we are enveloped in feelings of security that transcend other issues that may be unfolding in our homes. Our landing pads also act as way stations that enable us to shift our attention away from our outer-world concerns and back to our inner-world needs.

To create a soft place to land in your home, begin by scouting potential locations. Or perhaps your entire home is your landing pad in which case you may only need to declutter. Your habits can often provide you with insight into the perfect spot, as there may be an area of your home you gravitate to naturally when you are in need of comfort. Any space in which you find it easy to let go of stress and anxiety can become your landing pad. A basement or attic, spare room, or unused storage area, furnished with items that soothe you, can give you the privacy you need to unwind. If you appreciate the elements, you may find that spending time in a section of your garden or outdoor patio helps you release the day’s tensions. Preparing these spaces can be as easy as replacing clutter with a small selection of beautiful objects that put you in a relaxed frame of mind. Remember to consider noise and activity levels while choosing the site of your landing pad. If you know that ordinarily human commotion will distract you from your purpose, look for a secluded spot.

The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, “I can breath here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here.” When you return to your home after braving worldly rigors, you will feel a subtle yet tranquil shift occur inside of you as you settle in to this most personal of retreats and feel centered once again.

"Inspirational Me"

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Greatness Inside You

Life is a gift enfolded with happiness as well as darkness.  There is a light at the end of every tunnel; the sun returns after every storm.  The essence of goodness of life is felt when we lift ourselves out of the darkness and appreciate the good things in life especially the stars in the darkness for they shine brighter if only we look.  It is essential for every individual to wrap themselves with positive thoughts, for it enlightens the relationship with family and peers, with YOU.  Surround yourself with strong bonds, center yourself, BE your own best friend too. True happiness is felt in giving, in sharing. Listen to your soul, your instinct, that gut feeling.  Follow it when it nags at you.  Though money can aid in plenty of things that would make your life more comfortable and luxurious, you cannot find contentment until your heart rests into authentic happiness.  Stop searching OUT there and look within the storm of greatness inside you.

~ Courtesy Inspirational Me ~