When thoughts are crowding my head and they aren't pretty, I really enjoy a break of even 60 seconds when I can think of something happy, beautiful, funny etc. Sometimes I need a little help and that's why I surround myself with things that I find beautiful, things that give me a lift. I'm not talking about an ocean view or a meadow of flowers (although that would help), I'm talking about little things like taking the time to pick one flower sprig from a pelagoniam struggling to flower in the winter sunshine. Placed on the kitchen window sill I can appreciate that even a flower can bloom in the cold miserable winter weather.
I've made two big mood boards of visually enjoyable images. Mostly they are pictures from magazines, something that gets a postitve emotional response from me. I also have a poem on one board written by my daughter, her poem moves me. One of these boards is in my bedroom so when I wake up in the morning it's one of the first things I see.
So I wonder if we can find something thing today that gives us 60 seconds maybe more of joy and happiness, a reprieve from the less pretty stuff in our heads.