Focusing on your individual senses (sight, sound,smell, taste, touch) to promote calmness can be very helpful when you are feeling overwhelmed. Creating your own 'mental getaway' or 'serene space' to escape to for a short while can also be very beneficial, giving you a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. I was recently inspired to create my own calming world when I came across a little fairy door during a walk through a local wood. I have no idea who put it there but it made me think about the world I would create behind that door - what would I choose to walk into if only I could? This inspired my poem below.
I challenge you to try, like I did, to use the first letter of each sense to come up with your own magical and calming world to escape to.......
I came across this door today
Nestled in a woodland tree
I peered low down to look right through
Excited by what I see...
Gardens full of stars
Hidden troves of golden treasure
Tantalising me forever
Notes so soft and ever tender
Dwelling in their blissful sender
Mulled sweet wine
Lemon, lime and cherry brandy
Lying in the air like candy
Sweet apples, luscious pears
Tempting spices on my tongue
Enticing me with tastes unsung
Unfold like wings on clouds
Cover me with sweetest kisses
Hold me close to all my wishes
So when you're feeling troubled
And don’t know what to do
Look right through your fairy door
Their world will comfort you...