Ways to unwind…

Unwinding means to have a rest and focus on ‘you’ for a moment during your hectic day…

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

Sydney J. Harris

Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well.

Judith Hanson Lasater

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun or relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.

Herodotus

Even the most powerful woman needs a place to unwind.

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Etty Hillesum

Here are some ways I like to unwind:

By reading a good book along with a warm cup of tea

Writing in my diary, my to-do list or even try an adult colouring book

Walk or sit in nature with your dog and your favourite films’ soundtrack

Call a family member or friend for a nice long chat!

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Gratitude quotes

A compliment makes someone’s day

A “thank you” makes someone’s hour

A smile makes someone’s minute

All of these takes you a second

– Annie B

 

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“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” – Eric Hoffer

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar:

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“The root of joy is gratefulness.” David Steindl-Rast

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Reflect upon your present blessings, for which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot.  Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

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A few of my favourite… quotes!

“You can rise up from anything.
You can completely recreate yourself.
Nothing is permanent. You’re not stuck.
You have choices. You can think new thoughts.
You can learn something new. You can create new habits.
All that matters is that you decide today and never look back.”
– Idil Ahmed

“Your goal is not wrong just because it inconveniences someone else”
– Rachel Hollis

“Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it”
– Marc Jacobs

“A million likes will never be enough if you don’t like yourself.”
– Unknown (please let me know if you know!)

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