Jun 21, 2012

Slow Down Occassionally

How might you build more savoring into your life? Try one of these:

1. Designate one meal a day — or even one a week — during which you take the time to notice the aroma, flavor, and texture of what you're eating. 

2. Curl up in a favorite chair at some point after you return home from work and spend at least a half-hour reading a book purely for pleasure. 

3. Take the time to really listen to someone you love — to give that person the space to speak without interruption, for as long as it takes. 

4. Choose a place that interests you — it could be in the city or the country — and spend a couple of hours just exploring it without any specific end in mind. 

5. Buy a journal, and before you go to bed, take a few minutes to reflect on what you feel grateful for that day, and what went right. 


  1. I just love this picture. Serenity at its finest.
    Good advice for all of us.

  2. Great ideas.
    I like slowing things down.

  3. But that number three sounds masochistic! I mean, to listen to Mookie Dee for that half hour was torture!! :0)

  4. Amazing what age does. One finally realizes that enjoying life was as important as life.
    Good stuff. I realized late, how important reading can be.

  5. That's me sitting in one of those chairs, peaceful and content with the view. you may not see me, but I am there.


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