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Relax: Let Nature Be Your Alarm Clock

on August 31, 2013

Word of the Day: Relax

Life is filled with schedules and deadlines. Most mornings begin abruptly with the harsh, annoying sounds of an alarm and first words of the day are often “Hurry, hurry, you [we] will be late!” Routines govern every minute of every hour and life in the moment is lost within chaos. 
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STOP! In order to maintain sanity, RELAX! Throw aside senseless thoughts of “I will never get caught up!” Because you probably never will. The only true form of ‘catch-up’ is red, comes in a bottle and is labeled Ketchup! You will get done what you can get done, nothing more (perhaps less if you procrastinate)! The 24 hours, 1440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds (however you look at the course of a day) will pass regardless. You cannot add to it…that is all there is! So…slow down, chill, loosen-up, unwind, RELAX!
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Embrace the Craziness of Nature

“Blue seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order – we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. It slows the metabolism. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel.”

 The Earth. An ocean planet. Our home.
Color image showing the full disk of Earth.
A true-color NASA satellite mosaic of Earth.

Enrich the Moment

Do something exciting before you relax!

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10 responses to “Relax: Let Nature Be Your Alarm Clock

  1. Terry says:

    You are so right, but when I got to the cat photo I had to laugh, that was so adorable!

  2. Great points and the videos help out greatly. Thanks.

  3. RoSy says:

    That cat is quite the gymnast!

  4. Teepee12 says:

    Nature … you mean like the dawgz howling at 7am so I’ll get up and give them treats? Or Bonnie flinging herself against the bedroom door so I wake up thinking we are being attacked by a SWAT team? Sure does wake me up. Then, there’s the telephone solicitors, calling to sell me something I don’t want. Or bill collectors looking for someone that isn’t us (there are a LOT of Armstrongs!). Yay nature. Once I was almost frightened to death by a near hit of lightening …

    • catnipoflife says:

      What a hoot! You always bring on a smile 🙂 LOL on Bonnie flinging herself against the bedroom door. Foxie reaches up with her front paws and bangs on the closet door which has just enough wiggle to sound like someone is trying to break in. If I don’t get up and give her treats at that moment, she begins her ‘wail’ song. Ain’t life with pets grand!!!!!

  5. Skye says:

    Fantastic!! My kids and I bopped to the music and loved every minute. Thank you!

  6. I love the music on the “Blue” video!

  7. Raani York says:

    I loved this post – with the movies and the music. Very calming. And the cat is funny! Thanks for sharing!

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