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Three Steps to Contentment

When we are mentally and emotionally satisfied with the way things are, that can be described as contentment. We may not like the way things are, but we recognize all that life has to offer and we are then willing to embrace it all fully. We are okay with who we are and what we have. Feeling content can lower your stress, which can, in turn, boost your immune system. Try one or more of these tips to deepen your relationship with your wise self.

  1. Gratitude Journal. You don’t have to have a fancy journal. You can use a handy spiral bound school notebook, or you can simply open a document on your laptop and begin to list all the things you are grateful for at this time. Let you mind really wander and listen to your body and your own emotional feelings as you make your list. Keep it handy and refer to it when you’re feeling down.
  2. Inspirational Book. We all have favorite authors, or maybe you have a book of inspirational quotes. Keep this book handy to take out and read from time to time. Use one of the quotes to share at family reading time or to stimulate a writing session in your Gratitude Journal.
  3. Drink a Variety of Herbal Teas. The very act of preparing and drinking tea can be a way to reduce stress, make time for yourself, create special time with a family member and educate yourself on the effects of different teas on your body.

 

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