We are overstimulated.
For many of us, Leo Babauta describes our day all too well; “It’s a busy day, and you’re inundated by non-stop emails, text messages, phone calls, instant message requests, notifications, interruptions of all kinds. The noise of the world is a dull roar that pervades every second of your life. It’s a rush of activity, a drain on your energy, a pull on your attention, until you no longer have the energy to pay attention or take action.”
So what can we do?
Spend a moment each day to quietly ponder and be still. It doesn’t have to be long. Practice taking deep slow breaths, and feel your inhales come and go. Making a habit of this will clear your mind of your incessant inner dialogue and help you reprioritize what is significant in your life, and what is just noise.
Of course, it’s much more enjoyable to practice mindfulness on a charming patio with a warm cup of tea. Here’s a few photos of tranquilizing outdoor spaces from our St. George homes that make you want to sit back and relax.
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