Happiness, Relaxation & Downtime

Happiness, Relaxation & Downtime

happiness, relaxation

Happiness, relaxation and downtime

Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream. ~ John Lennon

I think today’s post falls into the category of duh philosophy.  You know it’s like when people tell you exercise is good for you, duh.  But we all need time to decompress, I think we all get this from the vantage point of taking vacations, although I think many of us take vacations that stress us out more than our non-vacation lives.  A bit of advice, if your vacation includes multiple schedules and destinations, if you’re concerned about how things will work or if they will time out, then your vacation is liable to make you more stressed than relaxed.

However what I’m talking about today is more of the daily relaxation.  We all need to find that few minutes or bit of time each day to relax.  Some people meditate in the morning or at night, others go to the gym or for a run.  Some people find fifteen minutes a day just to sit somewhere quiet or take a walk away from work or home.  Heck, take a ten minute walk to the store and get a piece of chocolate everyday, whatever will give you peace and a little bit of break.  I see lots of articles about how having a drink or two each day is good for you, it’s not the drink, it’s that the people who do that take a little bit of time to relax each day, we should follow their example with or without the alcohol.

For me, photography is one of the ways I relax, shooting pictures and even the organizing and sharing them is very relaxing for me.  Photography is usually a big part of any time off I take.   So, in hopes of giving you a reason to take a couple of minutes to relax and hopefully raise a smile or two, here are a few shots of my favorite shots.  Have a look and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

smiling baby self yak fix double bow 1 angel fix lgeorge fix fix a1 love truck fix 276 bman dawn fix glake scnd valley

Mardi Gras: Krewe of the Bossom Buddies

Happiness is Burning Man 2014

Happiness is Great Photography: Great Sites

Happiness is Photography: The Himalayas

Mardi Gras 2016

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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