Saturday 27 December 2008

my five a day

© beau tomlinson

a few weeks back, jamie tagged me in a meme called “five-a-day” which was started to encourage mental well-being.

here are my top five things that i try to do every day to stay mentally healthy:

meditation: since november, i have been in the practice of meditation every day. it is so beneficial in clearing my mind and allowing me to start my day with clarity.

creativity: whether it be painting or crafting in my studio or even rearranging home accents and/or furniture.....this activity allows my inner creative to come out and play. so much fun!

journal: i have kept a journal, on and off, for years now and i have found it to be crucial to my mental well-being. it's a great way to shed mental burdens but also to record the highlights and everything in-between.

walking: i love to walk when i can. it helps me to appreciate the beauty around me and i notice things i would normally miss if i were driving. it helps to relax my busy mind.

gratitude: each night i write down five things that have happened that day to which i am grateful for. even on a bad day, there is always something i find myself being grateful for. this definitely puts my mind in a happy place.

i now tag:






Rules - all you need do is link back to the person who sent it to you, write your list of five, putting up your own pic is optional, then tag five other people. if you have already done this meme/tag, or would prefer not to participate, or are a tag-free zone, that's totally fine too.


  1. Hey Serena...I'd love to participate in this "meme"'ll have to explain a "meme" to me and (secondly) how do I tag?


  2. Isn't walking great so simple and also very beneficial.
    I look at my blog is my journal into my self.
    A great list of 5 a day.

    Coffee is on.

  3. Oh I love the idea of a gratitude list! I had a "Bliss List" going for a while--I'll have to go find it. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

    Thank you for visiting me! Best of Luck!

    Merry New Moon
    Many Blissings~*

  4. I don't know how to make one-word links like you do, but I will link back to you and post mine tomorrow. :) Ours aren't really all that different--hehe!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Enjoyed reading this. I always get inspired when I come here. You remind me of what I use to remember to do daily. I'm going to get back in the groove and live a life inspired.

  6. Good stuff. Such simple things. They don't need to cost a thing and, when practiced regularly, can do a whole heck of a lot more for one's health than powerful prescription meds. Especially since they're all about positive side-effects!

  7. This sounds very good to me!
    walking, art and meditation sounds good!

  8. Your five-a-day is so rich and balanced! Like you! :)