I think the key ingredients to a more joyful life is to clear away the unneccessary and take notice of the sources of joy that are already in my life.
The brains ability to create automated tasks and habits can be of great help. When it works.
Life balance, this illusive dream... I've been chasing it too. But I think I may have found the key.
Sometimes looking after myself means giving myself time to listen to my inner voices.
I've been living with fatigue syndrome since 2005. These are a few of the important things I've learned in that time.
My life is uncharacteristically filled with social events at the moment. That means I need to take extra time to recharge. Time to disconnect.
When I was running through life, towards my fatigue syndrome, I lost all sense of life's rhythm. Living by my own natural rhythms makes life much more simple and joyful.
Lack of sleep affects your body and mind negatively. For me, lack of sleep also triggers my fatigue syndrome. I've found a way to sleep better.
One of my warning signals that my stress level is rising comes from my skin. It gets over sensitive and aches. It was only last year I found out why.