Summer has definitely arrived with temperatures soaring into the mid 90’s! I am a lover of warm weather, but it is truly difficult to enjoy the outdoors when the afternoon sun just beats down on your head and bakes you.
Fortunately for me, one of of my favorite times of day has always been early morning. (Well, to be completely honest, this probably wasn’t true when I was in my teens and only saw early morning on an as needed basis!)
However, now that I am older, I feel my best in the morning, refreshed and ready to conquer the new day. Recently, I’ve taken to grabbing my coffee and sitting outside first thing to enjoy my garden and commune a bit with nature. The sun is not high in the sky and the temperature is pleasant. I listen to the birds chirping and enjoy the slight breeze rustling the the tall pines. It is quiet and peaceful. It gives me a chance to put my mind in order and reflect on my goals for the day.
I draw my peace and serenity from these early morning quiet times. I gather my thoughts and my energy. This time alone in the peaceful, quiet early morning inspires me. It’s in this quiet time that I gather my creativity and think about the possibility of future projects. Without this time, I feel lost, without focus, unable to attain my creative goals, or to even be sure of what they are.
I have found that if I go too long without this quiet time, I become depressed, anxious and unsure about my future. It’s in these quiet moments that I gather my serenity and hold on to my faith.
How about you?
Where do you find your serenity?
What to helps inspire your creativity?