Photography 101: Bliss

Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven.

What is your idea of bliss? Is it an image of your family, laughing at the dinner table? Your latest finished piece of art, drying on the canvas? Or a state of total relaxation…-The Daily Post

I’m doing these daily challenges with fresh photos.  I could easily have gone with an old picture of any next to a waterfall because that is absolute bliss, reconnecting with nature means reconnecting body, mind and soul, calming and cleansing all the worries.  Its a pretty epic feeling. But whats important is where do you find bliss in everyday life?  For some lucky group of you, going away is easy and frequent.

I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, thats not the case.  So I decided to approach this in a simple way.  Simplicity gives me my bliss. I’m in between moving right now so I don’t have a lot of stuff here anymore but I threw together a bunch of items that represent what is bliss for me.

Sweaters, Baking, Good book, DIY crafts, Adventure/Animated or Romantic Comedy Movies, Workouts

Sweaters, Baking, Good book, DIY crafts, Adventure/Animated or Romantic Comedy Movies, Workouts

Where do I find bliss? Bliss is sitting in my room in my laid back clothes: sweat pants/capris/yoga pants/workout clothes (anything comfy) with my cat in my lap, reading a book.  When I get tired of a book, I could always pop in an entertaining but not heavy movie (like adventure, animation, romcom or even musical).  When time is suffice, I’ll go for a 2 hour baking session alone with that movie playing in the background.  If ever, I want just absolute quiet, I pull out my yoga mat and block and do a routine or focus my undivided attention to putting together a DIY crafts. These are all either/or situations.  Not all together..I can’t multitask that well 😉

Regrouping, re-energizing, calming: These things are simple but they can take me somewhere else where I don’t need to think about the lingering worries and problems.  Thats bliss for me when I find a way to focus back on myself and ignore the outside craziness just for a little while 🙂

What is bliss for you?