The name for one of our trends this week, Light as a Feather, intrigues me. It brings to mind that easy, carefree feeling that we all long so much for, and that we’ve been talking about a lot in this month’s book club. When I think about the words “light as a feather” I think of that feeling you get when you are free of worries, pain or sadness and are in a moment of complete and utter bliss – nothing is weighing you down. I was inspired to come up with a list of things that make me feel that way – what do you do to feel light as a feather?
1. Roll the windows down
Even if it’s freezing, do it for a few minutes. Roll down all the windows in your car, and let the wind come rushing in. Stick a hand out the window and catch the wind, and let the air whip your hair around your face.
2. Barefoot is better!
Always. Let your toes breathe and go barefoot around your house this weekend. If you need to turn up the heat, so be it!
3. Sing. LOUD.
In the car, in the shower, out with friends, it doesn’t matter. Just let go and sing at the top of your lungs!
4. Dance, dance, dance.
Same as above – whether you’re by yourself at home, or out with friends, let loose. Put on that one song that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world and forget about what anyone else may think. Just let go and let your body move to the music.
5. Go technology free!
This is one of my favorite things to do on weekends! Cut the ties of email, social media, and texts for at least one day.
6. Ride a bike.
Riding a bike is one of the most freeing feelings – I think it has something to do with moving at such a high speed without being in the confines of a car or other means of transportation. If it’s cold out, don’t let that be an excuse! Bundle up!
7. Dare to go bare.
Sometimes it’s just nice to be naked, free of clothing and in your natural state! Just be sure to close the blinds ;).
8. Dive in.
Being underwater is literally like being in a whole new world…find a pool and dive in. Let your body twist and turn under the water and float whatever which way it pleases.
9. Climb a tree.
Growing up I was always up a tree, trying to reach new heights and be like the birds. When’s the last time you climbed a tree? Do it this weekend.
10. Remember to breathe.
Take a few minutes to clear your head of heavy thoughts and focus only on breathing. A great way to feel the weight lift off your shoulders!
What would you guys add to this list?
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