Wise-Woman Tips for More Serenity

Have you ever met a woman who radiated serenity and calm? Who seemed impervious to stress, taking everything in her stride? As the author of this wonderful book suggests, if you asked such a woman what her secret was, she would probably offer the following tips for living a stress-free life.

These wise guidelines are worth passing along to your friends:

Cultivate gratitude.
Carve out an hour a day for solitude.
Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, or reflection.
Keep it simple.
Keep your house picked up.
Donít overscheduled.
Strive for realistic deadlines.
Never make a promise you canít keep.
Allow an extra half hour for everything you do.
Create quiet surroundings at home and at work.
Go to bed at 9 oíclock twice a week.
Breathe–deeply and often.
Move–walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy.
Drink pure spring water. Lots of it.
Eat only when youíre hungry.
If itís not delicious, donít eat it.
Be instead of do.
Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.
Laugh more often.
Luxuriate in your senses.
Always opt for comfort.
If you donít love it, live without it.
Let Mother Nature nurture.
Donít answer the telephone during dinner.
Stop trying to please everybody.
Start pleasing yourself.
Stay away from negative people.
Donít squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion.
Nurture friendships.
Donít be afraid of your passion.
Approach problems as challenges instead.
Honor your aspirations.
Surrender expectations.
Savor beauty.
Create boundaries.
Exchange security for serenity.
Care for your soul.
Express love every day.
Search for your authentic self until you find her.

Inspired by Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner Books, 1995).

13 comments

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

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Dolly Navina L.3 years ago

Loved It! Loved It! Loved It! Loved It!

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Apolonia P.
Apolonia Pl5 years ago

THANKS !!!! @}-,-'-,-'-,----------------------

patricia A.
P A.5 years ago

Most illuminating

patricia A.
P A.5 years ago

Most illuminating - I'm going to have to read this repeatedly to try to get it to sink in!

Eli Is Here
.5 years ago

saved to favorites, Thanks Annie!!