10 Ways To Feel Light As A Feather

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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?

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1. Roll the windows down

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Comments

Eva -February 22, 2013, 7:42AM

I need all these things right now so badly…getting the winter blues… :(

It’s funny how when you feel this way and just get a glimpse of pictures like these, they do make you feel alot better…gets you through the day!

Jessica Farrell -February 22, 2013, 8:09AM

Beautiful post!!!

MacK Mars -February 22, 2013, 8:18AM

I love this! So inspirational :)

xx
MacK @ SoulMakes Blog

Aurelija -February 22, 2013, 8:24AM

I love you! xx

Lo -February 22, 2013, 9:06AM

Eva, you took the words from my mouth! This is exactly what I needed this morning I’ll proably re=visit this post through out the day/week

Sarah -February 22, 2013, 10:35AM

love this post! beautiful images, and wonderful ways to let the world roll off your shoulders and just be present for a while.

Claire -February 22, 2013, 11:16AM

beautiful! reading it already makes me feel better. listening to music outside with friends is also relaxing… especially when its sunset.

Alyssa -February 22, 2013, 1:57PM

Just the post I needed on a Friday morning :)

Taylor -February 22, 2013, 3:06PM
Miranda -February 22, 2013, 3:58PM

Amazing! I love reading Building 25 for posts like this. I’ve already tried numer 7 ;)

Jules -February 22, 2013, 6:58PM

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Megan -February 22, 2013, 10:19PM

No shoes is definitely best! I could wear flip flops all year long (even in snow) I wish I could wear flip flops to work!

Bonnie -February 23, 2013, 3:06PM

…… a slight breeze, birds singing, warm sunshine on my back, coffee in the morning, classical music mornings-bluesy afternoons-cool jazz evenings, the smell of the earth after a gentle rain, floating in my claw-foot bathtub with the smell of rose oil bath salts, wearing something new I just received from FP! <3

Jessica M -February 24, 2013, 10:28AM

love these ideas, and the images to go with them all. i love how each of these connects you to nature and a more natural state. sounds so peaceful!

-jm http://www.threadandbones.com

Julie O -February 25, 2013, 11:42AM

7 and 8 stand out for me, 7 because i love the mornings me and my husband can just spend the day naked:) and 8 because it just says freedom also online shopping makes me feel lighter because no carry bags :)

Sophie Milan -May 1, 2013, 5:02AM

This is genius. Thanks so much you’ve got this :) Feels like I’m doing the right thing after all whenever I “go technology free!” The last time it was for five days! Hehe. So refreshing. I’m also into meditation breathing these days and I’m planning to ride a bike again after ages! Love! ♥

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