Warning: New Year’s resolutions plus real world commitments can lead to stress. But it's nice to know there are simple things that can soothe the soul. When I feel nervous tension ready to overwhelm my senses, all I need to do is pop out the door and down to one of the numerous flower shops that dot the Dutch landscape. One purchase of reasonably priced flowers later and I'm skipping home, a brightly colored package of wrapped under my arm. Then the scissors are out, and I’m cutting the stems to the perfect length and adding them to plant food-soaked water. A few minutes later, the bouquet is complete. They last for days, too, so the soothing sight of them should get me through to the weekend.
Try it! It works.