days at the barn, gorgeous light, fresh fall air, no cell phone reception.

I read a very interesting article the other day about how we have forgotten or unlearned to really let go and relax (I am just realizing there is no english equivalent for the german term “Muße”). That we are always tense, feeling the need to do stuff, to get things done, to answer the phone, answer emails and text messages.
I am guilty of that too, although we do try to slow down our lifestyle. Have a little experiment: Turn off the TV, the radio, the cell phone for a week or two. You’ll be amazed how you start noticing high noise levels elsewhere and how annoying they are, how glaring TV ads and how stupid most shows.

You’ll be amazed at how happy simplicity makes.

My weakness of course is the internet, but I’m working on it 🙂


4 thoughts on “relishing

  1. Lynda

    Kristina, What a great post! We were gone 10 days without phone, tv or internet and we came back so relaxed. However, now faced with 700+ emails, gardening, house stuff and deadlines, I’m back into being stressed. Not sure what I want or can give up right now. While gone I was asked to be an officer for one of the garden clubs I belong to. It wasn’t hard for me to turn it down. Too much on my plate right now. Think I need to get outside and just enjoy!



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