Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Relax & Regenerate


When I was a little girl I couldn't wait to grow up. I was convinced that life would be so much easier. I wouldn't have to ask permission to do anything; I would be completely on my own to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. As a seasoned veteran of adulthood, I have to say that I miss those old days of playing in my room and having all of my meals prepared for me. I wouldn't even mind it if someone told me to take a nap, in fact, I think I would like that very much.
 The older I get, the more complicated life seems...complicated, exhausting, and stressful. One of my plans (I won't say resolutions) for the New Year was to try to carve out some time each day to decompress. Time to give myself permission to read a chapter in a book, watch an old Grissom episode of CSI, knit a few rows in my ongoing attempt to try to knit something (anything!), or have a cookie and a nice cup of tea.
 Rituals are important in daily life; they ground us, and these days, how I long to be grounded (as it were).
I have a special place for my daily dose of relaxation. It is in the great room near large windows, in the quietest part of the house where I can think (or not) and just breathe.
Setting up a special place for this activity ensures that I will treat myself. Here is my cozy corner, in afternoon light, waiting for me.




13 comments:

Mae Travels said...

I like your Beatrix-Potter tea cup. How relaxing!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

It's actually Brambly Hedge (Jill Barklem), not Beatrix Potter, but they do look similar.

Mimi said...

Pattie, I couldn't agree more. Even blogging has it's own pressures, and it's good to completely disconnect sometimes. Please come and share this post at Five Star Frou-Frou. It's an important one. Much love, Mimi xxx

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Lovely setting for a cup of relaxation. thanks for sharing.

Rose Molloy said...

This is exactly what I need to do more often. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog. Hope to see again Thursday.

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

I absolutely love this idea. Makes me long for some of that time to decompress. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.

Jennifer

Christine Graves said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love the cup and saucer and that sweater pillow is gorgeous!

Sandra Lee said...

Sometimes you just have to chill, thanks for the reminder. we appreciate you sharing this at Celebrate Your Story and hope you join us again.

Jessica Pelasky said...

Wow...everything is SO pretty! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Storypiece said...

How lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

Emily @ Two Purple Couches said...

I love the idea of taking time each day for reading, enjoying a warm drink, or picking up a favorite hobby. I think I'm definitely going to have to do this for myself! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party last week!

Mimi said...

Pattie, I couldn't resist featuring your lush post at Five Star Frou-Frou Features this week. I hope you'll join me again. Love, Mimi xxx

JES said...

How lovely! These quiet moments are so important! I found you via Five Star Frou Frou! Have a wonderful week :)