Most everyone knows that chronic, high-level stress is the enemy of vitality. Science has shown that it can sap our energy, disrupt our sleep cycles, increase inflammation, cripple our immune system and even make us age prematurely. Most of us have learned from direct experience that chronic stress can also make us miserable. So clearly, from both a physical and an emotional standpoint, reducing our stress is a good thing.
A Real Pleasure
Nature and Pleasure and Pain - The Goal of Life / The "Highest Good" - wearebigkahuna.com
Home Mental Health Happiness. Nothing says pure bliss like getting out of a warm bath and slipping into crisp, clean sheets. The soft, sweet smell manages to convey safety, comfort, and hope all in one fleeting breath. Okay, and possibly a whiff of baby throw-up—but even that is reassuring in its own way. Try one of these 8 smells shown to make people happy. A sink completely cleared of dishes signals the end of the work day and the beginning of relaxation time.
We women are so good at serving others. Putting our family's needs before our own feels like second nature. Day in and day out, we automatically say, "It's my pleasure," as we cook, clean, shop, and care for our partners and kids or moms and dads and bosses. But when it comes to claiming pleasure for ourselves, we often feel guilty or selfish.
These simple pleasures are the most unassuming, experiences we commonly take for granted. That first sip of coffee in the morning. Taking a bath. Hearing the right song at the right moment. The sunset.