I’m trans-location. I was born a City girl. In truth I’m a coutry bumkin. Where I live has a direct impact on my happiness and what I can bring to others. Find the best location that brings out the best you. Especially when you start thinking about retirement living. Get into your lifestyle mindset. And I’ve never been more me. And this flower picture, I grew that. Yes I gave birth to a peony. Isn’t it a beauty!
Big City life made me anxious. Always having to beat the line, get a parking spot in front and snag the best Broadway seats. I knew the ropes. Still it was a lot of work. One of my City friends said the crowds don’t bother him: “I am up and off to work real early. No traffic, parking right in front of the best bagel shop and the streets are walk-able”. I replied: “That’s the rest of the country every day, not just at 5 am”.
I like hard work. I did City living with gusto. Stood right under the crystal ball at the turn of the century. In the middle of Times Square, the center of the universe. Surrounded by a screaming crowd, in front of the barricade with full Police escort. Right along side 400 of my closest friends and the most outrageous all you can eat and drink buffet. Those were the days. And the truth of it, that confetti has a real sharp edge when it falls down to the street from the 29th floor.
Absolutely, a once in a lifetime experience. And so are the crickets, the way the flowers actually really spring – as in snow yesterday, flowers today! As in my location can put me in a better mindset to be a better me.
Read my blog on Sixty&Me about how where you end up says a lot about you. It’s the journey my friends and where you choose to charge your cell phone. There’s no place like home.
Read the blog Why the Place You Choose to Live in Retirements Says a Lot About You…
The perfect coffee ritual sets a tone for your day and gets you engaged, focused and grounded. Good cup of coffee, good day. Bad cup of coffee, not such a good day. If you drink coffee, you know exactly what I mean. If you don’t, pick your poison. Day off, late start, retired, sipping that steaming cup of nectar with your ideas and thoughts swirling around. Already at the office, running errands or in a meeting gulping that java while going over your mental to do list. It doesn’t matter if it’s coffee, Matcha Latte, a smoothie or water. This morning beverage gets you going and sets the tone for your day.
Originally published on my monthly blog on Sixty&Me where I blather about mindset, setting yourself up for success and taking what comes. Really it’s the good kind of blathering. The perfect cup of coffee is about balance. Finding it, keeping it and tweaking it.
1. Get What you Want
Starting your day with a ritual makes you comfortable. Being comfortable is key to being engaged. While I am not a fan of the “over a buck” for a cup of coffee, make your choice. Know what it is, how you like it and what to expect. This small ritual will put you in the right framework for the start of the day and let you worry about non-coffee related issues.
2. Maintain the Temperature
Just because you get what you want doesn’t mean it will workout. Focus on the big picture and what else is going on. We balance lots of things in a day. Just be aware and know when to regroup, add cream or a little sugar metaphorically. Go back and start again if you need to. It’s just a cup of coffee – not the purchase of a car or a place to live.
3. Tweak It
Changes happen. It is the only inevitable, everything changes. Now finally in Spring the weather impacts your body and your mood. Every change influences how you feel about your morning ritual. It may be like it always was, but you may not feel it. So make small changes. Let me say that again, small changes. Tweaks. Tweaks will set you up for a better response to whatever comes your way in your day. Still wanting more, supersize or have a second. Problem at the team meeting, just make a small change – let someone else talk or let something that annoys you roll off your shoulders. Make small changes for a big impact.
The perfect cup of coffee is about balance. Remember these simple, easy steps to have an even keeled and perfectly balanced day.
What small tweaks did you make today? How did it go?
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