The Simply Luxurious Life®: 30 Ways to Find Tranquility in Your Day  

May 31, 2011

30 Ways to Find Tranquility in Your Day




Today’s post will be solely focused on how to find tranquility and a moment to catch our breath during any given day of the week. After all, life is a constant balancing act that must include moments to just be, to unwind and let what is going on around us be put on hold if only for a moment.  Here are some ways to find a calm space of down time:

1. Turn off the television and read



2. Brew a cup of tea or sip some chilled iced tea
3. Pop some popcorn & enjoy a film you’ve been dying to watch
4. Take a nap or go to bed early
5. Listen to music (soothing, possibly without lyrics)
6. Be near water (paddle around in a canoe, walk along the river, stroll along the beach)

7. Treat yourself to a spa treatment (pedicure, facial or massage)
8. Get a good nights sleep
9. Take your dog for a walk – it will make their day and calm you down.
10. Practice yoga
11. Gather a stack of magazine and allow yourself to just peruse at will



12. Make your favorite meal and add a glass of wine
13. Order take-in and watch your favorite guilty-pleasure show
14. Take a bubble bath with lavender
15. Snuggle
16. Make cookies and enjoy them with milk
17. Do something creative – write, draw, dance – and allow yourself to get lost in the doing
18. Visit a new art exhibit
19. Treat yourself to a cooking class
20. Visit your local farmer’s market
21. Allow yourself to laugh out loud
22. Go to a cafe and just savor your coffee while people watching or reading the daily newspaper

23. Work in the yard – dig in the dirt
24. Bring fresh flowers into your home – place one singular flower in a bud vase by your master bed and office space as well as bouquets in the usually places.
25. Get a make-over at your local department store
26. Enjoy a mid-afternoon treat with a friend at a quaint restaurant
27. Allow yourself (keeping your budget in mind) to buy an exquisite pair of earrings, shoes or blouse that you’ve had your eye on
28. Visit a Japanese garden or a beautiful garden in your area. In Paris? Jardin du Luxembourg or Jardin des Plantes (my favorite). Click here to get a list of all of the gardens in Paris.

29. Keep a journal (it doesn’t necessarily have to be about what happened during the day, it can be a list of things you are grateful for, favorite quotes and ideas you run across during your days, etc)
30. Savor the decadence of a dark chocolate truffle and just be

After reading through this list, I know you have ideas that have worked for you.  Please do share as I, and so many of my readers, would love to hear.


16 Comments:

At May 31, 2011 at 1:08 AM , Blogger Plami said...

Great ideas! We all need tranquility! Thank you!

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

 
At May 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM , Blogger Eleni said...

Once again your lists are so inspiring! Thank you thank you!
xo

 
At May 31, 2011 at 2:54 AM , Anonymous Yunita said...

Cool article. I like it

 
At May 31, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Beautiful suggestions, Shannon! Some of my favorite things are in that list! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend ... spent my first day at the beach yesterday and it was wonderful!

 
At May 31, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Lyubov said...

I LOVE this! I'm excited to take your suggestions. :D

 
At May 31, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Shannon, I love the direction that you are taking with your blog and really enjoy your posts that are about tranquility, slowing down and just savoring life. It's so nice to read these wonderful reminders! I love all of your suggestions!

xo Mary Jo

 
At May 31, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Catherine Robinson said...

A beautiful post Shannon...I would add to your list yoga and meditation...the beauty of both will over time lead to tranquility...
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At May 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Nesie said...

you always have such lovely ideas that brighten up my day.

 
At June 5, 2011 at 1:16 AM , Anonymous harriet said...

i love the lists - can you put a link on the page where all the lists can be accessed without trawling through archives?

thanks!

 
At June 5, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Harriet - I completely understand how frustrating looking through the archives can be. To remedy this, simply click on Inspiration & Why Not? above on the toolbar underneath the the title of the blog. This link will take you directly to an alphabetized list of posts that were posted on Mondays and Wednesdays exclusively. I hope this helps. :) Thank you so much for your comment. I am always thrilled to hear my readers are enjoying what they find here on The Simply Luxurious Life.

 
At December 27, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Blogger nina said...

Love the new name!!! very soothing!

 
At February 12, 2012 at 3:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just come across this site and would like to say that spending a few moments reading all the wonderful things you have here has served as my moment of tranquility this Sunday morning. I was feeling a tad miserable about the chores I need to get through but sitting here with my tea in hand while my husband and boys are fast asleep I have enjoyed a quiet moment to myself. I am reminded once again how important it is to take time out for oneself. Your site has amazing ideas on so much. I will be bookmarking this site for sure!!

 
At March 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Intuit63 said...

Count me in as another person who stopped by, smelled your flowers, and feels nicer and less stressed. Namaste!!!! >^^< <3

 
At May 20, 2012 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Ms Howtheylived said...

What a perfect idea to have Tranquil Tuesdays, and what wonderful specific ideas. Thank you so much.

 
At May 21, 2012 at 2:00 AM , Blogger Paris Rendez-vous said...

Your list is perfect.....and I'm going to visit many of those gardens in Paris over the next year. Merci beaucoup for your list. A bientot!

 
At March 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Lisa | Happy By said...

I would simply add : Reading your blog and a post like this :)

 

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