259 Days ’til 40: Alone Time

07 Jun

When I think about my own need for alone time it brings to mind a wonderful children’s book written by Jill Murphy called, “Fine Minutes’ Peace.”  This book is about a mother elephant’s quest to find her five minutes of peace……….

I can completely relate!  There are so many times when all I really want are a few minutes to unwind.  I can think of numerous activities I can do during those moments that would help me unwind, such as:

  • Blogging
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Journaling
  • Reading
  • Riding my stationary bicycle
  • Taking a long, warm bath
  • Napping

Ah, to have those moments to steal away from life and escape!  Often we fantasize about the escapes more than we put them into practice.

Today, 259 days ’til 40, I will remain on a diligent quest for five minutes’ peace.



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22 responses to “259 Days ’til 40: Alone Time

  1. jensine

    June 7, 2012 at 01:56

    I love people watching … sitting on a bench in the park or in a cafe and just seeing what these man human-beings are up to

    • 400daystil40

      June 7, 2012 at 17:49

      ME too! I can’t believe I left people watching out!!!

      • jensine

        June 7, 2012 at 18:27

        it normally is the most obvious that we forget 🙂

  2. Katie

    June 7, 2012 at 02:22

    I find alone time as important to me as anything else in my schedule. At home with yourself…free to think, feel or do what you wish. (home not meant literally 8)

  3. mountainmae

    June 7, 2012 at 03:58

    I love that book and sometimes 5 minutes peace is hard to find.

  4. buckwheatsrisk

    June 7, 2012 at 04:18

    you’re blogging this in a nice warm bath aren’t you? lo 😉

    • 400daystil40

      June 7, 2012 at 17:50

      But of course!!! – or maybe on a hammock!

      • buckwheatsrisk

        June 7, 2012 at 19:16

        lol that’s what it’s all about!

  5. viveka

    June 7, 2012 at 09:09

    Blogging is a great escape … or take a walk with the camera.

    • 400daystil40

      June 7, 2012 at 17:51

      Yes, I do that too (for all my blog photos!)

  6. Spider42

    June 7, 2012 at 13:19

    Amen to all that… I’m a loner by nature, love having people I like around but not just because and I’m often happy to be left to my own devices. Unfortunately as you point out that does not always happen as planned.
    I’ve gotten better at it but then again I’m single and childless so I imagine a lot of it is just my good luck until that changes! 😀

    • 400daystil40

      June 7, 2012 at 17:51

      Yes, and then you will have new relationship luck and never a spare moment again!!! (Until they move out!)

  7. appletonavenue

    June 8, 2012 at 21:55

    Loving your blog and nominated you for the Inspirational Blog Award!

    • 400daystil40

      June 9, 2012 at 02:12

      Wow! Thank you so much for thinking of me!

  8. A Cup of Tea

    June 10, 2012 at 22:31

    I used to read this to my children…a very cute book!

  9. Lucianus Mauricius

    June 11, 2012 at 05:42

    I have plenty of “Me Time”, yet I’m never at peace, in here lies the irony most people would kill for…

  10. Marie-Adeline

    June 16, 2012 at 07:46

    agree agree agree
    definitively knitting is a peaceful break into the daily routine, it’s like meditation, time stops and earth too, just a breathing moment in a busy life.


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