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Finding Your Joyful Center

Remember who you are and what makes your life your own– your joys, your successes, your prideful moments and times of celebration, the people and pets you love, and those who love you. Write them down or talk to a loved one to actualize it in the here and now.

Go outside and walk upon the earth, grass, dirt, and sand. Feel the earth and wind on your face and body. Smell the salt air near the shore and the browning leaves underfoot as they crunch while you walk. Look to the clouds, the sky, the sun and moon as they consistently mark time here on earth and revel in their unfathomable intelligence, guidance, and beauty.

Seek strength in friends, family and pets–spend time together in laughter, remembering what matters to you and your loved ones. Hug each other–we are here for one another–mind, body, and spirit.

Consciously and intentionally surround yourself with the things that bring you joy and do the things you love to do. Play your favorite music, watch your favorite movies, see your best friend, have a favorite meal, treat yourself to self-care routines that you may not do so often.

Reach out with the good that’s inside you instead of holding it back. Help those in need. “Be the Change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi). Play your favorite music and let yourself sing or dance to it. Let go of the thoughts and feel for a change.

Breathe deeply and pay attention to how your body feels as you breathe. Consciously relax your body as you fill your lungs with cool, cleansing air, breathe out stress and tension.

Surround yourself with positive messages. Take a break from the news–take a walk or read a good book instead.

Peace to All

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