Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things

This is your opportunity to take time to enjoy the little things.

Normally, my blogs focus on all that The Rostie Group and Rostie & Associates has to offer – and there’s a lot.

But today, I wanted to talk about something a little different; the importance of relaxing, especially during these difficult times.

As a recruiter I speak with a lot of people and most everyone makes the effort to deal with the day to day challenges that we’re facing and still manage to have a good chuckle about it – which is probably the best thing we can do.

However, you can frequently hear a bit of the stress or anxiety coming through.  We’re all worried about our families, our friends, and ourselves.

Even at the best of times, stress can really take a toll on our health and relationships and, unfortunately, just about every day we wake up wondering “what now”. Between COVID-19, racial injustice, and economic worries, the hits just keep on coming.

That’s why I believe it’s even more important than ever, when times are so tough, that we take a moment and breathe –  just let it all go for even a few minutes. Take time to enjoy the little things.

It doesn’t matter what it is that makes you relax or decompress, just find something that gives you a moment of peace.

It needn’t be extravagant; have a cup of tea, read a book, listen to music, or smell the flowers.

It may be a little thing, but it may be just what you need to help you get through the rest of your day.

For myself, a cup of tea, soothing music, a good book and my cat always make my day.  And I’ve been getting out everyday for a walk.  I take the side streets where it’s quieter and just enjoy the beautiful weather.

These folks certainly agree with me about pets and if you’re also a fan of our four-footed friends you may enjoy this article.

I wanted to find some advice from better minds than mine and I think these articles can help.  I hope you find them to be of interest.

This article from Natural Mindfulness explains the benefits of walking in nature – even if you can’t get to a truly natural setting, walk the side streets and smell the roses!

Here’s a great article from the University of Minnesota about how reading can relax you and lower your heart rate.

And, of course, the benefits of music are well known and documented – “music to soothe a savage beast”.

Regardless of where you find your Zen, try to find a little bit of it every day – it really makes a difference.

Wishing all the best to you and yours – and stay safe out there!

 

– Pamela Inglis, Manager Recruiting/Senior Consultant, Rostie & Associates Inc.

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