It’s been raining and raining for weeks, and today I woke up to the the most beautiful, clear and sunny day. One of those zero degrees, chilly, clear days with a hint of white powder on the ground.
And for the first time in a while I could go outside and “smell the roses” so to speak.
I know, not much roses growing this time a year, but if you check out the white plant below, it’s actually called Christmas rose here in Norway (just don’t smell much though) 😉
Being outside on this clear, chilly day, cleared the “cobwebs” out of my mind and cheered me up no ends.
You might say, it was just what the doctored ordered 🙂
You see, sometimes it doesn’t take a lot, for us to lower our stress hormones, making ourselves a little happier and look at the bright side of life. Sometimes all it takes, is waking up to a beautiful day 🙂
And today reminded me of an daily exercise I used to do, but that somewhere along the way got forgotten.
My daily routine
It’s the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning, and the last thing you should do before you go to bed.
Open a window, balcony or entrance door (anything that opens up to the outside) stick your head out,close your eyes and take a deep breath of fresh air, hold it and exhale slowly. Open your eyes and take another “how many breath you want” 😉 and just be, be in the now, even if it’s just for a second.
I’m not kidding… It’s such a stress buster… and I think it’s a good routine for everyone to have. We are so busy with everything, that sometime we just forget to stop up and “smell the roses”. I’ve found that this small routine is the greatest way to start and end the day. I’m in the moment, even if it’s only for that second or two…
So I will bring back this routine, to declutter my mind 🙂
I’ll take a deep breath tonight. Why don’t you give it a try 😉