It’s 11pm on Jan 1 and I’m listening to a podcast.
For me the start of a new timeline (I say timeline because to me it could be the start of the school year, the final day of Diwali or Jan 1) is powerful. Beginnings are powerful, and we get a new beginning every time we see the sun rise, a new moon and a full moon. 🧿
The beauty for me is harnessing the power of beginnings
For as long as I can remember, I’ve tried to be mindful of the things I do on the first day of the new year. Some of those activities include:
Meditation, Journaling & Workout
Do something creative
Smile & be positive
Enjoy time with friends and family (and hug them and tell them I love them)
As you can see, these are really things we should all be doing daily, so doing this on the first day of a beginning really just sets the tone for the rest of that time line.
We aren’t perfect, and that’s okay – but thats why we should reset and re-try. Remember, energy grows where intention flows.
I know spirituality (ie: not religion) is becoming more main stream and I love that for the collective human experience. Below sharing a few interesting things about spirituality (and life!) that are really worth knowing.
We are merely reflections of each other
Love is the only emotion that vibrates from the soul
I know I’ve stumbled upon these quotes multiple times, but just recently they hit different.
It made me reflect on my purpose, direction and priorities. And also gave me more motivation. Though, I must say, quotes are flaky and can’t always provide inspiration. On occasion they can make you stand up, re-evaluate and take action.
So please feel free to reflect on the words and enjoy the sunflower pics I took at Robintide Farms
What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.
We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.
It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
I’m trying a new thing with my workouts, including using a paper journal to write down my fitness routine. Staying optimistic but hoping that using a different strategy to track my workouts (ie: not digital) will keep me more honest and consistent with resistance training and challenging myself.
And I feel that holding power over my workouts, romanizing it and even disrupting my usual exercise regime (within a controlable “blast radius) makes me feel like I have a little moe control in my life given the current socio-economic-politico environment…
But it’s more than my workouts, I feel like I have control when I take the time to put on a cute outfit to have dinner with the fambam. Annnndd because I loved all the depth and texture of the outfit, I took a little more control by taking a whole bunch of pictures of me in said outfit #FashionBlogger :)
May sound a little cheesy but it’s all about that #MainCharacterEnergy – and we all need to acknowledge that energy in our own life now and then…
If you are feel like not yourself, that something is just off or need to change things up a bit because you feel like you are just being tossed around …consider taking control of what you can to feel more like yourself…and to start…here are some ways:
Your thoughts: Replace negative self talk with the action of writing down positive affirmations or statements about about yourself!
What you eat Eat When was the last time you ate healthy whole foods, drank a full glass of water or switched up your coffee with an herbal tea.
How we spend our spare time: Give you mind a break from work/Netflix/unproductive activities (scrolling, gossiping etc) and do something creative, active, journaling (ie: to do lists, gratitude, brain dump)
How you react to things: Before immediately giving someone or a situation your attention give yourself a moment to pause before immediately reacting, it might actually change how you respond.
What content you consume Put down your phone and pick up a book. Unfollow and mute accounts that don’t lift you up. Learn or study instead of mindlessly watching. Create more than you consume.
Who you spend time with Surround yourself that build you up and inspire you. And it’s OK to spend time on your own as much as you need.
How we treat others Don’t waste energy treating people badly. Use that energy to focus on improving your well being or hanging out with people who matter to you.
Boots – Amazon | Dress – Joe Fresh | Vest – M Boutique | Purse – Aldo