Take a break from your day-to-day routine

It is most important to set some time aside just for you daily even if it is just for a minute or two. Not only do you deserve it but you also absolutely need it. Why you might ask for your overall well-being and peace of mind. I was speaking to a young man the other day who was sharing with me that he has been so busy with projects at home and his job that he doesn't have time to even eat lunch. He was expressing his anxiety and stress and not even aware that he was getting angry on the phone as he was speaking. He believed that if he works hard and long that he will be rewarded. Life doesn't work that way. Working smart is the answer and in the smart category there is what I call "me" time that must be acknowledge and adhered to if you want to feel happy and healthy.

Too many think it is okay to deprive themselves from the luxury of enjoying the pleasures of life, It can be as simple as watching a sunset or as extravagant as a trip to Paris but what ever it is, pleasure brings about an instantaneous surge of joy and gratification. We all need it and we all deserve it.

I believe taking a break for yourself goes beyond the basic needs category; taking some time out for you is required if you want to live a balanced and harmonious life. I have noticed for me that when I experience a simple joyful moment like feeling a delightful breeze that blows my hair and feels good against my face, it causes me to recall a pleasurable moment I take a deep breath in and say, "Yes" I deserve to feel that way thank you God for this moment of bliss." It has the power to energize me as a surge of peace and tranquility prepares me to move onward and upward.

Enjoying pleasure is key. It allows you to improve your attitude of mind; it feeds your soul and enables you to gain a better perspective about yourself and your life. Deprivation on the other hand is synonyms with loss, hardship and denial; not a nice picture to imagine or choose to experience.

You have to take risks to experience pleasure, some say; but the point is you need to take the time break away from your routine and allow yourself to treasure your pleasures. If you are a personality who has a hard time doing something nice for yourself, maybe this is the time to give it a chance and see if you can create a habit for you that brings you joy.

A good way to start this exercise and experience pleasure can be:

  • One pleasure can be a cupcake of sinfully delicious chocolate mixed with peanut butter
  • One pleasure can be an expensive glass of wine that allows you to pucker and dream pleasurable dreams
  • One pleasure can be a beautiful view from a mountain-top that takes your breath away
  • Onepleasure can be indulging in a good lunch with someone who makes you laugh

You get the idea take a break from your routine today and enjoy the pleasure of the moment. You just might create a habit that you want to live with!

Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2013