Slow Down and Enjoy…give yourself permission

We are now on our 11th day of self-distancing. Our condo is cleaner than it has ever been. Most of our drawers are tidy and our fridge, freezer and pantry cupboard are finally clearing out.

The graham crackers I took out to make squares were rancid but I found out-of-date yeast still worked. It just took a little longer….don’t we all as we age?

While we always go through social withdrawal when we journey back from Palm Springs. This time it has been Cold Turkey!

Thank heavens one good friend started a journal titled “14 Days of Self-Isolation”… it seems to be going ‘fairly well’ for them with the exception today’s instalment which is titled “14 Days of Incarceration!” The updates have kept us laughing.

We have plenty of time to think. What we have noticed is how we have been forced to slow down and contemplate what really is important.

If you are finding that you too can fill your days and you are thinking about ways to incorporate some of these new habits into your daily life here are

10 Tips for Slowing Down

  1. Control the Controllable
  2. Notice the Small Things
  3. Do Not Compare
  4. Choose 3 Things to Accomplish Each Day
  5. Breathe
  6. Single Task
  7. Take a Day a Week Off
  8. Eat Slower
  9. De:clutter
  10. Count Your Blessings

When we slow down we make a conscious choice to embrace a healthier lifestyle. We can nurture our close relations and feel a sense of self satisfaction with life. Begin your guilt-free slow-down today!

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  1. As always Joan, you have such a good way with words. Thanks for your thoughts. Have a great 11th day.

    On Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 12:11 PM Joan Craven’s Blog, wrote:

    > Joan Craven posted: ” We are now on our 11th day of self-distancing. Our > condo is cleaner than it has ever been. Most of our drawers are tidy and > our fridge, freezer and pantry cupboard are finally clearing out. The > graham crackers I took out to make squares were ranc” >

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  2. Good for you ! We sort of live this way anyway ! Erv taught me to take a day at a time when I retired as I wanted to do things on a Bell .. rushing here and there and saying what i was doing the next day and he would say who cares so we are pretty happy . Miss friends on the weekend ! Watching old movies .He is not a movie watcher .. big surprise but sure is a big reader !! Whew

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  3. Great post Joan. Both of us now share more than our looks. I served rancid Nanaimo Bars on Christmas never to be forgotten. Those darn graham crackers really do have a shelf life!

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