The economy is stale and putting a serious damper on our day to day lives. It’s caused some serious stress in my life and with my over-achiver mentality and all I have scheduled to accomplish on a weekly basis, I decided not to let any uncontrollable circumstance keep me from living healthy and beautifully. I mentioned to a close friend recently that I was determined to get my happy back!
When I thought about what I'd do to find peace, joy and that all around healthy balance, I got excited! When I find myself stressed out (which is more often than I’d like), I quickly turn to working out. I don’t like working out alone, but I thoroughly enjoy P90x at home. Being able to workout in a familiar space, whenever I like, is priceless! From time to time, I take a break from that and take brisk walks in my bucolic neighborhood.
Reminiscing about a super sweet and breezy trip my family took to Mexico just a few months ago always helps. Looking through the thousands of pictures I took was incredibly soothing and was as close to a virtual escape to a place that holds no responsibility! How could that not help my state of mind! Now, I just needed to think about planning another trip.
|Ocean view from our suite in Mazatlan, Mexico|
On a more regular basis, volunteering is essential in living a life of meaning and substance. Once a year, I share my time as a camp counselor for a Adventure Amputee Camp, a national program that benefits differently abled children, in which my sister is the Director. It’s the most unassuming 4 days I could ever spend. No makeup, no cell phone, no work! It's a great opportunity to rejuvenate my mind, body and spirit.
And then there's always prayer. When all else fails, I pray and just wait for an answer. Sometimes sitting still can be so replenishing.
As part of Earth Month, the conscious friends at EcoTools (which I’m dying to try out) understand the importance of living a balanced life. They're encouraging all of us to live a healthy life through interactive conversation in their Living Beautifully Community. They’d love to hear how we live a beautiful life. If you visit their colorful online community and share how you live your life to the fullest or what you do to decompress, you’ll be entered to win one of their ultra chic beauty brushes (made of bamboo) or other products. I love the idea of engaging readers and shoppers to chat and share ways in which we jump for joy, distress and laugh!
How do you live beautifully?
If you'd like to see my idea of living a beautiful vida, hop on over to my "Living Beautifully" Pinterest board I've created! You'll get an inviting view of those amazing things, moments and places that make me smile over and over again!
Live your life... beautifully.
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