Monday, August 3, 2009

Five Ways to More Tranquility & Joy

Less than 24 hours after my blog launched, my life as an employee changed. The timing is never completely ideal (in our minds anyway), but now I get to:

  • Spend the rest of the summer enjoying my two beautiful children and the glorious sunny days,

  • Focus on my own decorating projects,

  • Scope out my next big opportunity, and

  • Take better care of myself.

The first step towards taking better care of me is creating a more tranquil home environment that ushers in joy and renews the spirit. Give a few of these a try and let me know what is working for you.

1. Declutter. Give yourself a fresh start today by clearing away the clutter. Clutter blocks the steady flow of positive energy needed to create new opportunities in all areas of our lives, including romance.

2. Prayer & Gratitude. Start a prayer or gratitude journal. This is a wonderful way to chart your course and keep yourself encouraged along the way.

3. Breathe. It's summer! Open the windows, pull back the curtains and let the gentle breezes caress your soul.

Photo by Ctd 2005 from Flickr

4. Put Your Records On. Music is powerful. It has the ability to calm, soothe, inspire, and transport your mind to another time and place. If you haven't already, check out the enchanting music of British artist Corinne Bailey Rae and French Composer Claude Debussy.

5. Freshen Up. Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years for psychological and physical well-being. Lavender is a soothing scent that is used to freshen rooms or for household freshening. For household freshening, add a few drops of essential lavender oil to your trash can, laundry, vacuum bag filter, or on a tissue to place in your drawers. To freshen any room, I recommend the delightful room spray shown below from L'Occitane En Provence.

Photo from L'Occitane en Provence.

Please join me later this week for more on Bringing Tranquility & Joy into Your Life and Home.


 Viv said...

You know I really do think I need to do #1 Declutter. I always feel so much better when I have garbage bags full of things to give or throw away. Must do that again this weekend. Nice to visit your blog!

Cynthia said...

Hi Viv, Thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean. It's a real sense of accomplishment. Happy Decluttering! Let me know how it goes. Cynthia

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