You’ve probably heard me say before…it’s your heart, not your head that knows best. I truly believe this! Our head gets filled with lots of clutter and noise from everyone and everything happening around us. This usually includes a bunch of “should haves” or “wish I had of.” It’s often difficult to escape from our to-do list that is ever demanding we do this and then that.
But dear ones, sometimes you really do need to just be still and listen to your heart. When possible, escape somewhere –ANYWHERE. I know we can’t all run off to the beach or mountains when we want to. But find yourself a spot that gives you some fresh new view to look at. It may be an overnight in a hotel by yourself. Or a drive to the country to sit in your car at some scenic location. Or sitting at a picnic table lakeside. Or on a swing set in a park.
Some place you’ve never been before adds a bit of adventure to the experience and helps to assure a fresh perspective.
Whatever you do…give yourself some quiet time. To be with yourself. To listen. Ask yourself questions. When you are still and quiet, you will be able to hear your heart. And make the decisions you need to. Or receive the new ideas you long for.
Author, Publisher and Women's Retreat Host
Annette Bridges is an author, publisher and women’s retreat host on a mission to help every woman realize her story is extraordinary, valuable and noteworthy. Part of Annette’s own journaling practice includes collecting ideas, quotes, songs, videos and photos that inspire her. She shares some of her finds in these weekly “Be Inspired” posts to lift your spirit with encouragement, comfort and joy.
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