“Be extra kind to yourself when waiting, making it as pleasurable as possible.” Simple Abundance
It is imperative that we be kind to ourselves especially when we feel that others have not been duly kind. We can only wait for the tides to change and for things to get better and more tolerable.
There are so many small things that we can do for ourselves during such times. For starters, we can keep some of our favorite snacks close by to give us immediate relief. It could be something like having a delicious Snickers candy bar before turning out the lights for the night.
Or, it could be enjoying a bowl of popcorn to chew away the memories of a challenging day at work. It helps to crunch down and drown out those tests of the day.
Comfort can come by putting on a dab of low-key fragrance to add that blessed assurance before heading out of the door for a busy day. Or, we can make a journal entry that helps us refocus on our intentions, goals and our subsequent mission.
Sarah Ban Breathnach constantly reminds us of the simple pleasures that ease some of the impatience and friction in our daily lives. We must be gentle with ourselves and find ways to make the in-between times as easy as possible.
The television sitcom, The Golden Girls, always ended with them sitting down to some cheesecake. They would unwind, chat and put the events of the day behind them.
Here are a few things that can help bring levels of comfort:
- Wrap up in a favorite throw or comforter.
- Listen to soft music of the ocean waves lapping against the shore.
- Or, listen to some flute or piano music to relax.
- Read to some classical music to enhance peace.
- Browse through those backed-up magazines.
- Relax in a bubble bath.
- Put on that new pair of pajamas.
- Enjoy a tray of mixed nuts.
- Slowing cherish a bottle of Perrier mineral water.
- Be strengthened by some good gospel and inspirational music.
- Wear that new special hat for that extra pizzazz.
We must find ways to comfort ourselves when the rest of the world is simply busy doing its own thing!
Lynn M. October 2, 2016