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STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES!

February 27, 2015 - Author: Omonioboli - 35 Comments

Smell roses‘Tomi have you booked our flights?’ ‘Gozi did you finish your homework?’ ‘Aunty Grace did buy beans when you went to the market?’ ‘Mr Seyi, hope you bought fuel in the car!’ ‘Oya get the luggage in the car. Hope I haven’t forgotten my iPad’. In all of this madness, when do we have time to actually stop and smell the roses?

If you are like me, then you get what I am saying. I find it so difficult to relax. Even after the day’s done and I am dead tired, instead of going straight to sleep, I stay awake going through my day and plotting the next day or the next week! You know the verse in the bible that says ‘sufficient for the day is its trouble’? I think that verse was written for me! I should make a bracelet with the verse and wear it all the time as a constant reminder to relax! I just don’t know how people fall asleep in two minutes. I wish with all my heart that I could do that. Is it something that can be learned? If you know any relaxation tricks and tips, please feel free to use the comment box to share with me. I promise to try all of them and let you know which works. I sincerely hope something works because we all absolutely need to make time to relax and enjoy the little things. At the end of the day, it’s the memories we create that counts. No one ever remembers their work or project deadlines on their dying bed. They only remember the times they spent with their loved ones or regret the times they didn’t. We should always find time to create beautiful memories with our loved ones (believe me, I am speaking to myself). And if we don’t rest properly, we find we can’t relax and just enjoy the little things. I find that I get irritable and just bark orders or get upset when I feel someone is being slow around me. Bottom line is, life is too short to waste it jumping from one place to the other without stopping to smell the roses! Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts. I read all the comments, I love them, keep them coming! Let’s keep it real! Hugs and kisses…


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Discussion (35 Comments)

  1. by odiri
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    I’m one of ur huge fans nd i identify with u cos i’m a wife nd mother too but 2 combine it with ur heavy schedule is something i admire u for bcos it’s tasking,u always nid 2 b on top of ur game hence d anxiety.I understand u perfectly cos I have d same prob but I learnt DAT reading gets me relaxed especially reading d bible,I tink u should try it cos it works 4 me.

    • by Omonioboli
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      Hi Odirin, I read sha but not as much. I mostly read my bible in the mornings but not as much at night. I should try it! Thanks dear and blessings!

  2. by ijeoma
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    Awww my role model. So excited to read from u. Kip it up. Much luv

    • by Omonioboli
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      Thanks Ije!

    • by Omonioboli
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      Hugs

  3. by Hetty
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    Doing your daily review lying down can help u relax. Go girl.Life is meant to be lived. Also remember the verse a little sleep a little slumber. All in moderation dear, all in moderation

    • by Omonioboli
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      Lol yes o! Thanks Hetty!

  4. by Felice D.
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    Nice piece Mrs Omoni,u are right.
    In between our busy schedule,we should always find time somehow 2 relax n be with our loved ones because like u said “Life is 2 short 2 waste it jumping 4rm one place to the other without stopping 2 smell d roses”.
    As per ur question regarding relaxation tricks/tips,a visit 2 d spa always helps,or you could just sit in with ur kids and listen 2 them tell stories of their lives in school,you could also go see a movie or go 2 d beach;walk in d sand n enjoy d fresh breeze n peace of nature.
    Life,though short is enjoyable of only we live it d ryt way.
    Tanx!!!

    • by Omonioboli
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      Thanks Felice! You are so right!

  5. by Felice D.
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    #if only we live it d ryt way#

  6. by Ruby
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    When you come back from work in the evening, go for a swim after which you eat only fruits. Have your bath and go to bed. You will have a wonderful rest that night infact you will not want to wake up. Try it and see. I am one of your fans and I want to always see you on my tv screen looking hale and hearty.

    • by Omonioboli
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      Ruby, I am definitely trying the swimming even if two to three times a week! The boys will love it too if I swim with them! Thanks dear

  7. by Aluko tolulope
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    Ma,i never wanted to settle down but i just wanna be a proud daughter to my mum,but you really touching me with this..your life is like a movie script looks so perfect but not entirely perfect,our imperfection is what makes us perfect and i must say you’ve got your missing rib and that’s why you getting all what you want in life,great kids too,hmmmm,please ma,remember people like me in prayer to have a change of mind and please remember you are role model to young adults like us…God bless the oboli’s

    • by Omonioboli
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      God bless you too Tolu! May He guide you right! Hugs

  8. by asibong
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    A warm mug of milo always does the job. It will get you all sleepy the moment you place your head on a pillow. Milo with a little milk or cream. Try that.

    • by Omonioboli
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      Hmmmm…Asibong, if I take it everyday na orobo be that o! Lol! Thanks dear

  9. by kwin Jina
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    Hy Omoni.i face d same problem too.am young and not too busy but i find it very hard to sleep once i lie down..i have to map out my next day,set reminders,make lots of calls so i dnt get choked subsequently. but i started using eye shutters to sleep(d stuff u wear around ur eye)its prevents light to ur eye,and many at tyms,obstructs a wandering mind.it works.it really works.and try taking a spoon or two of original honey 30-45mins b4 u sleep.it does d magic.i have seen u in lots of place,from d dettol handfie program,to d movies…and i can tell hw worked up u are behind d smile.u need to relaxx!!
    yours sincerely,Regina.

  10. by Mzbubu
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    Lol… at the day-to-day statement

  11. by Gushime
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    I guess I really should be thankful to God because all i need to do is shower and once my head gets comfortable on my pillow,its till the next morning…lol. I used to find it difficult too to sleep even when i was tired but then my sister talked to me about a portion of the bible that talks about GOD granting his beloveth a good night rest…i incorporated that prayer into my bedtime prayers and my sleep pattern has changed for the better.You can also try exercising then shower before you go to bed. You have a great family and i tap into that grace too.

  12. by Njideka
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    Have you tried having a driver? Why not allow people to drive you to the places you go while you relax in the back seat taking a nap while on the road. Keep the phones in vibrating alert only

  13. by Ify James
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    Nice one u have here, keep it up. Try and take a day off from u schedule and sleep sleep sleep, and cool if off with one of ur detox. Hug and kiss

  14. by Oma
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    Warm milk helps. So does reading something not very tasking and praying while lying down. Exercise about 3 hours before bed makes you tired enough but not so revved up that you can’t sleep so it works for some as well.

    However, if you are like me and your case is critical, OATMEAL is the way forward. Its isn’t heavy or fattening and it takes you out like a light. If oatmeal doesn’t work, sorry o. We’ll just take it to the Lord in prayer. Good luck!!!

  15. nice one omoli, you could try drinking moringa. it really helps to calm the nerves and you get to sleep well. i literally start to sleep off before finishing my drink.

  16. by Ola
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    Sometimes i feel the same way all choked up and break down .most times I just relax and drink lots of water it helps.

  17. by sissygreg
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    Nice one dear ,a cup of warm milk does the magic for me.

  18. by gbenge
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    Nice pix omoni oboli

  19. by Gold udensi
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    Pls dear I just want to know something are all stars I mean movie star are they all proud but I can dat ur not tho I have not met u

  20. by Gold udensi
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    Pls if ur not ping me 2bacf9aa tnx

  21. Omoni u just nailed it. Relaxing help soften the muscles. It’s what we all need as human. Stay blessed dear, u such a fantastic actress.

  22. by Engr. Deji Dada
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    This is a Symbolic Sweet & Superlatively Sensitive Blog…Kudos to Omoni Oboli….

  23. Omoni,my sreen diva i admire ur work,singing does it for me,even when am angry, tired or troubled i jus sing and before you know it am calm and relaxed.i watch reasonable comedy too,i sometimes stand infront of my mirror and try to act just like you people do in the movies and i will end up laughing and relax.

  24. by Afolabisi
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    Im so Glad About your Blog

    • by Omonioboli
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      A www thanks!

  25. by chioma
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    The Lord is ur strength ma,just a glass of milk can mk u relax ur body
    It’s nt easy thoe.pele Iya boys.

  26. by Gilliland Emmanuel
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    am your biggest fan/crush

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