The joy of one thing at a time

I’m writing this for me, just as much as for you, because I find myself getting caught up in the busyness of life, and at this time of the year, the chaos of Christmas! The seemingly endless “to do list’s”, the shopping, end of year school prize givings, ceremonies, trips and all the social engagements can leave me feeling exhausted. And while we pride ourselves on being able to do multiple things at once, how much fun is it really?

Reading a book, enjoying a cup of tea (without scrolling on your phone) and listening to a friend are purely joyful acts when you allow yourself to enjoy it simply, on it’s own. When we allow ourselves to be present we enjoy what we do and what we see therefore we take in and experience so much more. Research shows that being in nature benefits the mind and the body, add then the physical exercise you get from a walk and it really is a win win for the state of your well being.

Here are some ideas of the sort of things I am going to do, to try to help myself to slow down and enjoy the present moment over the holidays.

  • read my favorite magazines
  • play with my kids
  • walk in nature
  • drink tea
  • draw or sketch
  • set goals
  • do some photography
  • meditate
  • Yoga with Adrienne
  • meet friends
  • play board games with my family
  • swim in the ocean and river (it’s summer here!)
  • ride my bike and most importantly
  • I am going to leave my phone in my bag, more on this topic to come…

I’d love to know what sort of things you enjoy to do one at a time. Leave a comment below ❤

I wish you a truly wonderful Christmas where ever you are in the world, thank you for reading our blog. Meri kirihimete from Aotearoa/ New Zealand.

Tammy

6 Comments on “The joy of one thing at a time

  1. Wise words. I will try to ‘let myself of the hook ‘ at times this Christmas. I find absorbing myself in nature, amongst trees or sitting at the beach can really help to calm my crazy mind. It’s all too tempting when I am tired to keep distracting my mind with internet etc. Getting in tune with the environment is where it’s at and my Christmas pledge. Love to all forest families xxx

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  2. Well said Tammy 🙂 Meri Kirihimete to you and your family too. Have a wonderful relaxing holiday. Ka kite, Nicky.

    On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 7:10 PM Forest Family NZ wrote:

    > Forestfamilynz posted: “I’m writing this for me, just as much as for you, > because I find myself getting caught up in the busyness of life, and at > this time of the year, the chaos of Christmas! The seemingly endless “to do > list’s”, the shopping, end of year school prize givings, ” >

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  3. Just started blogging and my first couple of posts agree with yours! Slowing down and finding joy in the simple things is exactly my new year resolution!
    Yoga with Adrienne also one of my simple pleasures!!

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    • Thanks, we are still on summer holidays here so I am currently finding the flow and slowing down as I’m not rushing about trying to get kids to school etc and trying to do 1 million things. It will be the test when we have to get back into routine to retain it!

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