I’m pleased to be on Huffington Post’s GPS for the Soul. Here is what GPS for the Soul is about:
HuffPost’s GPS for the Soul app is based on two truths about human beings. First: We all have a centered place of wisdom, harmony and balance within us. Second: We’re all going to veer away from that place, again and again and again. What we need is a great course-correcting mechanism — a GPS for the Soul — to help us find our way back to that centered place, from which everything is possible.
They also feature writers who want to share their own personal guides to coming back to that centered place. Here’s mine:
As an introverted Mama in a house full of boys, I have come to learn how to stay centered amidst the noise and busyness. There are daily and weekly routines I have put in place as well as techniques I use throughout the day when I feel my stress level rising.
My evening goal is to get at least six hours of sleep every night. I think seven or eight hours would be ideal, but six is realistically the number I will end up sleeping. Getting a good night’s rest is the foundation to starting the day off well.
Read the rest here.
Liz Laramee says
I am amazed when people can function on 6 hours of sleep! I need at least 8 and shoot for 9 but of course i am not the average person. I also have found that silence while commuting is helpful for the reasons you mentioned. I’m also very much not a morning person so it helps me to not have to do anything but process the world around me and my own thoughts while I’m commuting to and from work.
I agree that 6 is not ideal Liz but definitely better than less than 6! Silence during a commute can feel more productive than working during that time. Thanks for commenting – I appreciate it!
Seana Turner says
Having a few habits to ground you is such a good idea. I also try and take time each day to pray and read scripture. I find walking is tremendously refreshing, but I have to admit I dread the colder weather because the treadmill just isn’t the same!
I agree Seana. Every time I run or walk on a treadmill I get bored!
Silence. I had no idea just how important a few minutes of silence was to me until having children. Now, just a few minutes of nothingness can allow me to refocus and come back to my children refreshed.
Absolutely Jessica! The same with me
Elaine Hodges says
Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.
I too am an introvert and noise and confusion throw me off. Silence does help to re-group and so does a good night’s sleep. thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party
Doesn’t it Anne? I’m trying to go for 7 hours a night, but 6 is the minimum!
Wow, good job on the article.. and great read! <3
Thanks so much Gingi. I appreciate you reading and commenting.