Healthy Living: Taking Some Down Time

By Laura Brooks
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I’m enjoying an unexpected week in Florida this week.  Came down last week with my son and his friend for a week in the sun, then decided to stay to help my mother-in-law get herself back north for the summer.

The end result is that I’ve spent almost two weeks relaxing.  Unheard of for me.  Can’t tell you the last time I took that much time off.  My days include long walks on the beach and meals out – no time in the kitchen! 

I’m feeling great, and heartily recommend the practice of taking time for yourself, if you’re lucky enough to be able to.  Often, we think we can’t – too much to do and too little time to do it in.  But when we step back, we refresh, and often find ourselves much more efficient when we do get back to things.

Yes, vacations are great, and much needed.  But we probably benefit more from taking time in the midst of our busy schedules to truly take care of ourselves.  Cindy’s post yesterday gives us a look at one way to do that, through positive thinking. My horoscope message today from
one of my favorite websites, Daily OM, just happens to describe a great
way to refresh ourselves in the midst of our daily lives, too (coincidence?). Both of these ideas are about changing our thinking – something Green Mountain is all about. too.  Because that’s usually the first step in being able to successfully take care of ourselves. 

In the meantime, if you can get away, go for it!

Posted by Marsha in Florida!

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