Do you have a go-to activity that keeps your mind stimulated? Is it something that brings calm or calamity to your soul? Do you have the tendency to over-think? There are two things in particular that I have found to bring a sense of calm to my mind. You see, I am a thinker. My mind wanders a lot. I have the tendency to over-think. But when I engage in either of these two activities, my mind is focused on the task at hand, and is at peace.
Exercise (including yoga, running, boxing) is my favourite pastime activity, I mean, I teach exercise for a reason, I must believe in it :) But there's something else I believe is very stimulating and good for my soul. ART! I love creating things! I am not very good at painting or drawing but I love crafting and sewing. I love decorating my home with things I have made. I notice that whatever stresses that occupy my mind during the day are completely absent from my mind during the times I am engrossed in a project. To me, I call it Mindful Art! Art that brings peace and joy to my mind.
What do you do to stimulate your mind and keep it from stress?
God 1st. Wife and mother. You can either live accepting life as it, or you can choose to actually live life, and live it to the fullest. My mission is to thrive not just survive, and to do so with passion and compassion, with style and grace, and with humour, because life, life is a funny thing sometimes ;)