Welcome to my very first blog post! Anchoring your day is a concept in self-care strategy. When we purposefully engage in a peaceful activity at either the start of our day, end of our day (or both!), we are feeding our souls and nurturing our spirit. One of my favourite things to do in the morning is to get up while everyone is still sleeping and sit peacefully in my comfy armchair with a freshly brewed coffee. This is my time to think about my day, scroll through Facebook or read for a bit (esp. if my book is really good!) What matters here is to choose an anchor activity that brings you a feeling of contentment. For some people this is prayer, for others meditation, a morning or evening walk, a cuddle with our pet, journaling, etc. By anchoring our day, we are reminded of the importance of the moments of simplicity, not only becoming more aware of and valuing our inherent need for peace but consciously making space for it as well.
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10 thoughts on “Anchor Your Day”
Congrats on your new blog page Kris, I think with your great outlook on life and your zest for adventure your website will relate to so many people. You’re a very understanding and caring person and can always bring a ray of sunshine into people’s lives, wish you so much success for all the years to come.
Thank you Kurt! Your comment and support are much appreciated 🙂
Enjoying my coffee and reading your blog will be one of my anchors. Congrats on the first one!
Thanks Kim! I appreciate all of the support 🙂
Simplicity is probably key to developing an anchor. My dog taught me the joy of walking in the morning, before anything else and I have remained hooked on it. Whatever else the day brings us, an anchor remains solid, lending confidence that we will return to it.
I’m so happy to see your blog Kristine, I’ll make it the second thing I do in the morning.
Wonderful words to add to the blog! Thanks Gurlie; I have always appreciated your words of wisdom as a valued colleague and friend 🙂
I am really into this blog already, largely because I believe that developing and maintaining an anchor is a key component of self-care. It can also bring a level of comfort, stability, and joy to our lives. It is both functional and purposeful, and can contribute to our well-being on so many levels! As Gurlie mentioned, the simplicity of the anchor is a beautiful thing since it can have such widespread impact. Thank you, Kristine, for engaging us in the process.
Thank you Emily! Love your comment about how choosing an anchoring activity can bring comfort, stability and joy; that is so true. It truly is an investment in ourselves. 🙂
Good luck with your website Kristine. It is refreshing to see something other than the usual “mail” when logging on to the internet each day. I start my day in various ways but prayer is first and foremost. Not a bad way for anyone to start their day! I wish you much success.
Thanks Mom! I appreciate your comment and support; thanks for sharing how you anchor your day. 🙂