U is for Universe

U is for Universe.

We all  owe ourselves a peaceful universe and deserve mindful escapes.  
I try to schedule mine like an appointment and add these time outs  to my To-do list. 

Lately, my universe is too fast.  I feel overwhelmed with should, could and would I- in my life.  
I am making wedding decorations and feel fear building like the moon playing tug of war with the ocean's tides.  So, I am going to take these moments and focus on something I enjoy.  Panic never  me get anywhere.  I feel like the spiraling energy inside this hands-like a dog chasing his tail. 

  Funny, that childhood song is playing in my head:  "He's got the whole world in his hands."  

What simple joys help you cope with stress and calm your universe?



Take some time-outs to recharge.
That's one of the many reasons I play guitar.
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Things are happening so fast business-wise right now and my to-do list is massive. Sometimes I just have to retreat to a few minutes of searching for photos on Pinterest. And yes, I am a sucker for the cute kitties.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
A walk in the woods, patting the dogs, swinging on my porch swing........hang in there, kiddo. The wedding will be beautiful!
Jess said…
Definitely my boyfriend and my family. They definitely help cope with my stress and calm my universe! I love this post. Have a lovely day :)
Taking my dog, Gracie,
for a walk down the street,
no matter the weather,
helps alleviate anxiety.
I breathe deeply and
truly stop to SEE the
world that can so
easily flash by during
a busy, stressful day.

Sending kind thoughts
and warm hugs that
you will find your calm
in a choppy sea!

xo Suzanne
Susan Kane said…
To re-charge means I have to lean back and let God's hands hold me completely.
Cynthia said…
Writing fiction and listening to music are a couple of things I do to unwind.

Good luck with the wedding decorations making!
Ella said…
Hi Cynthia-Thank you, for the luck! Oh, yes those are both great ways to escape and time travel~

Susan-Yes, sometimes that is all we can do~

Suzanne-I loved your post and I believe our pets do help us so, much to find ways to escape~ Thank you, I hope you are doing well. I will visit you, soon~ Hugs

Jess-Thank you! It is so wonderful to have people who can instantly change our mood for the better-so, sweet!

Sherry-Thank you! I need all the cheer I can get~ I have been cutting flower petals out of books. I agree with all you listing-yes, yes and yes! lol

Diane-Yes, Pinterest is a great escape-you can travel, create, laugh and find joy-all waiting at our fingertips~

Alex-I need to get my guitar restrung~ I miss it! Thank you!
Stephanie Faris said…
Meditation can help, but I'm not very good at doing that. It requires being still for a while!
Tamara Narayan said…
I pull out a favorite book or listen to favorite songs. Or go on a walk. Sometimes you gotta hit Pause.
Try praying the Rosary and gettn a font of Holy Water next to where you pray. You're a Roamin' Cat, arent ya? Roman Catholic? If not, dont ya think it's time to introduce your family to the Trinity?

'The more you shall honor Me,
the more I shall bless you'
-the Infant Jesus of Prague
(<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

trustNjesus, dear,
and wiseabove to Seventh-Heaven
where we can RITE thousands upon thousands of novelties Upstairs in God's Magnificent Kingdome throughout the length and breadth of eternity.

BTW: there's gonna be a radical, tantalizin, kick-ass, ultra-mongo-maximum, paramount party-hardy at my place which you DO NOT wanna miss. ASAP.

God bless your indelible soul, lil one.