Where is your happy place?
That place you can go where you feel the release of life’s stressors – almost imperceptibly your tense muscles soften, your breaths become deeper, your mind becomes quiet.
Mine is the beach…Just a little, isolated beach where often the closest people are way more than a stone’s throw away.
Here it seems my senses are more acute.
I feel the breeze off the water. I hear the rhythm of the waves. I smell the saltiness and sunscreen. I feel the grit of the sand underneath my feet. I feel the warmth of the sun.
It’s all like medicine to me.
And why are my senses – and your senses- more acute in your happy place?
It’s not because it’s the beach…But because there is a slowing down to notice.
In the richness of the present moment , we become more alive.
Do you know that feeling?
I cannot always be at my happy place physically.
But I can surround myself with its souvenirs…a piece of driftwood, a shell, a small container of sand. A picture, a video, a photo all serve the same purpose. They are a focal point brought into my everyday life that serves as a reminder.
We all need to discover that happy place in our lives – a place of retreat that recharges us.
It’s not wishful thinking…it’s a happiness supplement.
I challenge you to discover your own happy place and make it your own!