“Turning Off The Electronics”

It’s been a quiet weekend at my house. My love and I have been relaxing and enjoying each other’s company with no distractions. We’ve ordered take-out, watched movie after movie, and just “chilled out.” We enjoyed the “sweetness of doing nothing.”

How did we do that?

We turned off our phones, our computers, and our social media. We gave ourselves some time without the distraction of electronics and maybe that’s why it’s been so peaceful. I took this time off from writing, he took this took time off from work (after all, it is the weekend!) At first I thought it was too quiet, yet I realized that this is the time that’s so important for ALL of us to have now and again…or as often as you can.

It’s more than quality time together, it also allows our minds to be still and free of texts, phone calls, and social media posts, all things that can potentially add stress to us. It’s time to just “be.”

It’s time needed to find our balance in life again and ground ourselves. It’s time needed to rest our bodies and still our minds. It’s time needed to relax and to dream. It’s time needed to be free of outside influences that can affect our mood and our day.

Tomorrow it will be back to work, to writing, to our lives filled with electronics…but for today, I’m going to embrace every moment without the sound of a notification, a text or a phone call…I’m going to embrace the sound of the voices of my family.

And that is a beautiful thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“The Sweetness of Doing Nothing”

 

It was blue skies, bright sun, and warm weather here at the Jersey Shore this weekend, and this writer took full advantage of it all!

I managed to get some writing done, then did something I don’t normally do: I did nothing! And it felt great!

Doing “nothing” is actually doing “something,” and that something is so important for dolce 1your mind, body and spirit. It’s your time to sit and relax, still your mind, recuperate from all the responsibilities of the week, and just “be!” It’s your time so spend with family and friends, or to just be alone. It’s your time to let your body slow down and enjoy the outdoors. Whatever you choose to do, remember: it’s “your” time!

There’s an Italian phrase, “il dolce far niente” which means “the sweetness of doing nothing,” and it’s one of my favorites! I have it written down on a post it note (one of many I have!) and hung above my computer as a reminder to find that sweet time of doing nothing every so often.

And remember, doing “nothing” is one of the most important “somethings” you can do for yourself… and all the good you do for yourself spills onto all those around you.

“It’s time to make a difference, and we can make a difference together!”

And that “difference” begins with YOU!

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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