14 Ways to Refresh Your Life

Refreshment is of key importance in lives so often burdened with pressures and responsibilities, whose demands shut down imagination and creative energy. Many of us enjoy leisure, comfort and affluence, but have yet to find a way of discovering a life characterized by deep-seated well-being. Instead our lives are often marked by a void at their centers.

Some of the following suggestions addressed to greater fulfillment might be of value:

1. The Art of the Commonplace

2. Creativity

3. Gratitude and Praise

4. The Healing Power of Nature

5. The Importance of Relationship

6. Living in the Moment

7. Looking for the Beautiful

8. The Meditative Approach

9. Negative Capability

10. Reverence

11. Seeing

12. Simplicity

13. Walking

14. The Virtues of Silence and Solitude

Adapted from The Spirit of Silence, by John Lane (Chelsea Green, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by John Lane. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from The Spirit of Silence, by John Lane (Chelsea Green, 2006).


Lean Towards Y.
Past Member 4 years ago

All good ways to complete a life. Thank you.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Great tips. Thanks.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Joyce Squillante
Joyce S5 years ago

thanks for posting!

Bon L.
Bon L6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Kerry Stuparitz
Kerry G6 years ago

Great tips! Seems to me that Mindfulness is key here....that unless you are completely aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it, it will be more difficult to appreciate and go deeper into any activity.

Kelly L.
Kelly Levans6 years ago

Thank you. Very much.

Ellinor S.
Ellinor S6 years ago

Thank you

gail d.
gail dair6 years ago