When Things Slow Down

Updated on February 4, 2019

Find A Way To Keep Busy

Occupy your mind not your body

When other people get bored and bothered

I find something to catch my interest

To stimulate my train of thought

If it is a story I just read

Watching people around me

Thinking a new thought I let surface

Like crystals on top of the snow

They are there but not always noticed or appreciated

I make sure I eat so I can turn healthy food into energy

Exercise a little even if it is a simple walk

I try to write a few feelings down on paper and express those a little deeper

I have to be my own self charging station

Know when to refuel and keep my energy flowing

Most people turn to their phone

Finding things on the Internet or FaceBook

They get hit with such a barrage of information

So much they won't remember

Only to overwhelm them and send their mind into confusion

After long term use

Things that were different become a regular routine

I instead think of things I have done

Activities that I enjoyed

Find ways to impove on myself and my life

Making my wife happier

Surprising her when she leasts expect it

Keeping our love alive and fresh

So each day will always be exciting and different

In so many good positive ways


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Anytime we get to spend time doing what we love is time put to good use. When things get slow in work or in life it is a good time to appreciate all that we have. Sometimes life goes so quick we feel like we can never catch up. Ironically we have too little or too much. When is our day a perfect happy medium? Thank you so much for reading and sharing one more day. Have a good night.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Wonderful and loving thoughts. Life here goes on its slow and sure pace.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      Kathryn We all feel the crunch of work and our social life. It is so easy to change our mind and do so many different things every day. We can almost effortlessly go on the computer and the day will go before we know it. Then after months of doing the same thing we have to say was it worth it? Was all the time I spent helping me is some way. Then again was the time I spent enjoyable and fun but could have been put to better use. Maybe to set the wheels rolling so if not know but in the near future, I can enjoy my retirement years. These are some of many thoughts I think every day. I am so happy to share and learn how other people plan and live their life. Thank you for sharing and caring. Some things never get old. Have an incredible morning and hope to see you again soon.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      John Hansen As I get older I carefully notice how important time is. When you are younger you have the false impression that you have all the time in the world. When the simplest of all tasks become more of an effort and other things you did all your life are not an option it is smart to use your time wisely. Fifteen minutes here or there add up to an hour and then the hours add up to a whole day. A lot can get done in that time that most people would be too busy to do. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

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      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      Michael-Milec To make the most of every day. If it is enjoying any physical activity or simply relaxing. Constantly being aware of how life is unfolding and appreciating so much beauty. It is easy to pick up some bad habits and even harder to get rid of those things that we do and spend so much energy on that really doesn't benefit us. Sometimes people around us both family and friends can become a bad influence. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. May you have a beautiful day.

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      17 months ago

      Congratulations from depth of my soul, DREAM ON on your liberated standard of spending quality time while here on this planet earth. Go on, go on let everyone know whoever would like to know the way of contentedness which is providing untroubled peaceful solutions for daily existence.


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      John Hansen 

      17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      You offer great advice once again Mike. Constantly looking for things to keep your life interesting and your love alive is essential. It is too easy to fall into a routine ... not that that is bad if it is full of things you enjoy doing, but we all need to change things up now and then. Thanks for sharing.

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      17 months ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      I am not on here as much nowadays, but it is so nice to know that you're still going at it with these thoughtful writings. I love the rhythm, and the flow of it. I always like to preoccupy myself, and think and reflect and observe. And I agree that social media can be so overwhelming if we let it. Life is different with so much information, and we have to filter what we see, so it doesn't toxify us.

      Have a great week, and it is nice to "see" you.


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