too stressed? need some relaxation? your happy place will help ease your troubles, and make you feel like you're ready to take on another day..you dont need a map to get there, you just need some relaxing thoughts..
think of where your
happy place is.. where
do you feel comfortable? what makes you happy? what do you enjoy doing with your time? your happy place can be with a relative who has passed away, or you can be in a snow covered field surrounded by birds and trees..think of what you consider to be "a happy place"
relax your body by
sitting on your floor, or
wherever you're most
comfortable, and start
inhale, wait a few
seconds, then exhale..
repeat until your body feels at peace..now turn your relaxation into thinking about your happy place..now that you're relaxed, close your eyes, and think of your surroundings..where are you? who is there with you, or are you alone?
remain still breathing
slowly, think about the
conversations that are
going on around you..
listen to the way that your grandmother is laughing, or take in the aroma of your grandfathers stew..think about things that you love, and the things that you miss..
concentrate and act as
if those people are
really there with you.. if someone hears you talking to yourself, dont pay any attention to it, keep your thoughts on where your happy place is..
any little prop or memento will help you find, and be in your happy place, as long as you're relaxed and focused on where your happy place is, and that you are in that place with people and things that you love, and thoughts that make you happy..
often times it helps to imagine your loved one and go for a stroll in the park..
believe in your happy
if you cant get away during the day to find your happy place, you can do this while lying in bed, the tub, or while taking a shower..
trying to find your happy place while doing dishes or cleaning the house may not relax you enough to find your happy place..your mind will be concentrating on your daily chores, rather than happy thoughts..
if it helps you, use
photographs of your loved ones..set them by you, to remind you of every little detail, their face, eyes, hair, even personality..
if your happy place is on a beach, hold a seashell in your hands while keeping your eyes closed..picture yourself bending over to pick that shell up off the sand..
be as descriptive as
possible..what does the air smell like? what do you hear? what time of day is it?
warning! dont fall asleep in the bath..
be aware of your