Yesterday was spent with a TNT film crew feeling like a movie star.
Today, I’m in torn jeans, a stained sweat shirt, and spending the day working in the boat yard.
I love the perspective of my life!
We all put on “work clothes” and play a role – whether it is mom, manager, valuable employee, or boss – life can be serious. We spend a great deal of time “doing” and in our heads.
I am grateful for the time spent “being” and in my heart.
Five years ago we purchased a 20 year-old sailboat that needed a lot of love. Over the years we’ve sanded, sealed, scraped, painted, rewired, retooled, resurfaced, replummed… well, we’ve replaced or repaired just about everything possible.
Time spent on the boat (or in the boat yard) is perfect for getting out of my head and into my heart. With my hands busy, my mind is free to be quiet and creative. I often have my best ideas come to me on the boat.
During the sailing season, our whole family has the chance to just “be.” We are removed from the demands of our daily lives. Paying attention to the sun and the waves and the wind pulls your mind away and allows you a stillness in which to connect with what is real.
Contentment is difficult to find in our harried, high pressure society. I am grateful for the opportunity to allow my mind to quiet and find the perspective in my heart.
Where do you go to get out of your head and just “be?” It is a great way to lower your stress and feel better about you life.
Take time to get into your heart – that would be a great anniversary gift.
Eliz Greene survived a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggled to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and searched for a way to hold on to the perspective and passion she found in her near-death experience. Drawing on her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.