I need some calm.
It’s been go, go, go for me the past month.
A trip to Aruba (well that was June not July technically speaking)
A trip to Mexico City
A trip to Colorado
Moving into our new house, unpacking, getting settled
It’s been the busiest month of my life. Or that I can remember.
It’s time for some calm!
Things that give me some calm:
Coconut Palm <–rhymes with calm. How fitting.
I saw these cuties in front of Trader Joe’s and I didn’t buy one but maybe I should?
It may do okay on my balcony. No yard, no street level patio; I solely have a shaded/covered balcony with an awning so not sure if it would thrive or not? I’m thinking it won’t get enough sunlight.
Hearing live music and feeling the hippy dippy vibe always calms me.
Being on the side of a mountain alone was calming. I hiked up there after Day 1 of my photography workshop
Sort of paradoxical that I was so connected and un-connected at the same time. But I was sure calm.
Runs like this are extremely centering, refreshing, recharging and calming.
I loved it. Everyone talks about the altitude and how it’s harder to run up high. I didn’t find that to be true. In fact, I was more energized because of the calm space and peaceful energy vibe. It actually put more of a spring into my step!
But I also am calmed with Aruba views like this, even when it’s 90F and humid, I actually run better along the ocean because of how peaceful and calming I find it to be.
The scent of my new Bombshell calms me
As does anything chocolate
Some people say that chocolate and caffeine are stimulants and they “can’t handle them” or can’t tolerate too much of them.
I do get jittery if I drink too much coffee but “too much” means a really large quantity. Cups and cups and cups.
I actually am calmed by coffee. I could lay down and rest after it. It induces a sense of peace and calm in me. <–that may be my caffeine addiction talking though.
Whatever it is, I don’t care. I love coffee. Coffee Reviews Post anyone?
And my nearly daily Vanilla Iced Coffee hits the spot
And chocolate. That calms me!
And I want to be calm this weekend!
From my last post on Blogger Meetups Galore, yes, I had quite the night on Thursday!
1. Do you thrive on busy situations and times or do you prefer calmness?
I do love staying busy, keeping active, and having a full schedule. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, celebrated and enjoyed, and keeping busy is great.
Anyone who reads my blog knows I am always on the go, always up to something, I sleep very little (on a “good” night I get about 5 hours. I wish it were more but I need the other 19 to get every else done!) and I couldn’t imagine my life being any other way.
But, I also need downtime. And Calm Times.
2. What do you do when you feel the need for some calmer times in your life?
Things like checking my google reader and zoning out, doing 20 minutes of at-home yoga, or going for a run, or vegging out for 15 minutes with my DVR and mindless TV shows I like, I need those times. We all do I’m sure.
I need to recenter myself and recharge my batteries after having really busy times.
After everything I’ve been through the past month as mentioned, I am ready to not: travel, move, go anywhere, take on any new projects. I need to decompress and recenter myself.
And also spend time with my favorite person in the whole world!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my guest post on Gabriela’s site
P.S. A call to anyone attending BlogHer ’11 here in San Diego, if you are around, you’d like to meet up, you know of fun meet ups that are happening, drop me an email or just comment here and I’ll email you back. Maybe we can sync up our schedules!
Enjoy your weekend!