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Little Pieces of Sanity

The small things in life that keep women sane

I was inspired last night at my open mic by a close friend to write this story. We shared in our circle–little pieces of sanity. As women, I believe it’s critical we keep journals of our life experiences. We need to take note of the little things in life that keeps us sane and always refer back to them when our lives become hectic. I think we sometimes take the small pleasures for granite, but they are truly blessings in disguise. As women, we have a multitude of responsibilities and all too often fail to take care of ourselves. We nurture, but don’t always nurture our own needs. We give counsel, but too often don’t take heed to our own advice. We are a culmination of beauty, love, and endless possibilities. The moment we realize our inner greatness, we subconsciously become free.

I took a poll from other women and there appears to be a common theme among them all–that we all find our own sanity in the daily things we see, smell, listen to, feel and covet everyday. Here’s a compilation of what the women shared that keeps them sane. Perhaps, they keep you sane as well:

  • God
  • prayer/meditation/
  • singing/dancing
  • reading/writing/art/journaling
  • family and friends
  • massages
  • rain
  • sleep
  • therapy
  • thinking positive
  • saying “no”
  • being firm in who I am
  • quiet/stillness
  • hope
  • motherhood
  • love
  • candles
  • listening to inspirational /motivational lectures
  • aromatherapy
  • exercise
  • helping others

For me, prayer, quietness and writing are three things that keep me sane. I believe our sanity is a very personal thing and should be treasured and valued. In a world of fickleness, being still and centered in our own mind, bodies, and spirit makes all the difference between sanity and total chaos! My intent of this post is to share so that other women can be empowered to find their little pieces of sanity. What keeps you sane? Perhaps the very thing that keeps you sane will inspire other women on this journey we are all experiencing called life.

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