Day 17 – “Q” Quiet Time
I tend to lean towards introversion. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with family and friends; girls night, book club, having people over for dinner, etc. However, there is something so deliciously appealing about quiet time. Whether I’m alone on my back porch, sipping some tea and reading a good book as the sun sets, or staying in and watching a movie with a glass of wine, quiet time is absolutely essential to my sanity.
My favorite place to relax, breathe, and reflect is when I’m out hiking or backpacking. As I’ve stated in previous posts, I find that I am most in tune with myself when I’m surrounded by mother nature and all her beauty and splendor.
As summer quickly approaches, I look forward to many outdoor excursions to relax and unwind. To afternoons submerged in therapeutic snow melt, floating and staring up at the cloud dotted sky, at the family of ducks floating past, completely unphased my my presence, at the great expanse of forest closing in and surrounding me with peaceful serenity. To evenings spent at my desk, creatively writing and scribbling away as the inspiration hits; with the window cracked, letting in the sweet smell of grass, roses, the tangy, herbal smell of tomato vines, and listening to the ever calming crescendo of birds chirping their twilight lullaby.
What about you? What do you do to calm your soul and quiet your ever active brain?