Learning How To Relax With Nature

Relaxing Places in Nature

Oh,  What A Beautiful Pond, hiding along the trail.
Oh, What A Beautiful Pond, hiding along the trail. | Source
Floating in the Bay, Takes the Worries Away.
Floating in the Bay, Takes the Worries Away. | Source
A Fence to Sit On
A Fence to Sit On | Source
Stumps, Producing A Place to Rest
Stumps, Producing A Place to Rest | Source
Go to Sleep Now and Dream
Go to Sleep Now and Dream | Source

Eating Choclate Does Help


It just does not come easy for some of us,

this business of trying to relax.

Knowing that it will be okay, if we can just breathe.

Thank you for scratching our backs.


What was the feeling I just had in my chest?

What do I make for dinner?

When am I gonna have time to finish?

Help me clean up this mess,

Yes, we will kiss that boo boo on your finger.



Apply more feng shui, create color

dance to move the stiffness away,

don't let worries ruin your day.

Hey, we can eat a banana,

add a little bit of chocolate

or make a fresh fruit smoothy,

Go ahead, take a half hour to play,

No, don't count it as your lunch break.

Well, the dog needs a walk,

yes, I do see sunshine out on the bay.


Writing the thoughts down that scramble,

sometimes it is good to ramble.

Put things in their proper place, according to Feng Shui

helps keeps a calm for more than just a day.

Does it really, really, matter anyway?

Are you not having fun this month?

Didn't we promise to be gay?

Writing poetry takes to places of

comfort and warmth.


"Is not a waste of time

and it shore ain't no crime"!

Working for the mighty dime,

before the final bells chime,

don't we want it to be said

there was reason to our rhyme?



Breathe Deep

It takes the pain out of our necks

sometimes it even us brings checks.

If we could just figure out how to move it

from online into cash,

we know we don't have to prove it,

Can't we have just a teeny weeny celebration bash?

Of course we can, if we remember to breathe,

and do what we can to relax.


So much energy to spring around,

even nature crashes and thunders,

throwing lightning to the ground,

to take the tension off her nerve centers.

Create, create, so much freshness being found.

Thank you all who are teaching us,

that balance is the real test, release old blunders.


We read, just take your time and finish something,

do one thing completely, you will be more satisfied.

Go now, pause, enjoy your rest.

Breathe deep, light a candle, drink that chocolate,


Quit pushing ourselves so hard, enough people have died

from their nerves being wound so tight.

We can loosen up, take a break, go outside.

Slow Down Body

Go now, pause, enjoy your rest.

Breathe deep, and try to relax.

One muscle, one thought at time,

Yes, sometimes it takes a while,

go ahead, go slow, today that is best.

© 2012 Maree Michael Martin

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How Do You Relax? 12 comments

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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Exactly, Blossom, on some days it is hard to calm down. Glad you enjoyed it!


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

I'm not sure if I'm energised or exhausted, but I enjoyed it anyway!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Utmostly, by me. I so needed to read this again this morning, that too quickly turned into afternoon. Thank you for responding and the great job votes. I am breathing now, thanks to all of your warm comments!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Oh bummer, never getting to stress anymore? Thank goodness I got such a pretty outside, trying to do too much housework. Glad I came here to find your powerful message, you uplift me so.


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

You are welcome, truhfornow! TIme to take some of my own medicine. Got to go out in the sunshine, thank goodness for laptops!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

No doubt at all that your message needs to be internalized and taken seriously by many out there. Calm down...breathe in...breathe out....just be! Love the message; great job!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Yes, all of this works for me. I don't even get to stress anymore. I just do the things that I love on a daily basis, and let it flow. It's like, handle it before a problem shows.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Wow. I needed this little pick me up. I am stressed out to the max right now! Thank you.


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Thanks Parks!


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Parks McCants 4 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

I'm hearing you... You've captured the hectic everyday world of the parent, the teacher, the business person...Take a time out for self.

Thank you as always. Fantastic...

Parks.


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Wow, you are quick! I just happened to notice this as I was hopping some hubs! Thank you so much, I think I will grab a bite of chocolate before I go to sleep.

Thank you for your comments. Made my day!


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Oh, yes Ruby I know, your poem says it all. Breathe yes, and chocolates good, oh yes and fresh air, neck stretches, yes, yes, band aids for boo boo finger, breath again, you’re doing so well. So much activity in your poem reflects your day perfectly. Oh, but I know what you mean, converting it all into cash, that seems to be a little elusive.

Have some more chocolate!!

Awesome poem. I relate to every word. My votes and best wishes to you Ruby, oh and definitely sharing too!!

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