"They say it's spring, this feeling light as a feather..." - Blossom Dearie, "They Say It's Spring"
- Spring cleaning- as an interior designer I profoundly understand what an impact your environment has on your health, well being & happiness but the idea of cleaning out & organizing your life can be overwhelming so commit to choosing one area & spending 15 minutes a day on it. I started with my huge pile of unread magazines. I had to accept that fact that as tantalizing as they are I will never get to read them (which then causes me anxiety) & cancelled all of my subscriptions except for four. Let Go, done!
- What are you looking at & what do you want to look at? Pretty, inspirational things only please! I had a bin on my desk that I threw receipts into. Even though it was off to the side I hated seeing all those receipts & felt like it constricted my desk space. I am now putting them in an envelope in my desk drawer & this small change has done wonders.
- The dreaded email inbox. Do a quick scan through any unread emails & then archive all that shit. Let Go, done! There is nothing like a fresh inbox. As new emails come in judge them harshly as being worthy of your inbox & unsubscribe & archive with reckless abandon.
Running/getting outside- I haven't been able to run for over eight months due to tendinitis in my left ankle but I am finally back out there, slowly & one step at a time. Running is my meditation & happy place & I am over the moon to be able to do it again.
Meditation- as important as I know that daily meditation is I often fall off the wagon. Oprah & Deepak's new 21 Day Meditation Challenge came at the perfect moment & if anyone can transform your life it's these two https://chopracentermeditation.com/home/?acode=oprah&utm_source=OLCDedicatedE-Mail&utm_medium=20140414&utm_campaign=1
I like Michael Singer's philosophy on meditation..."You meditate so that you have the center so you can let go of what life is doing. The real growth is letting go." He's basically saying just LET GO & you won't even have to meditate...letting go of your self image, life situations, etc. is more powerful than meditating. If you haven't read his book The Untethered Soul you must do so immediately, it's about letting go of the pain & suffering that we all experience in life & being free.
(Fresh & Somewhat *fancy*) Command Central:
New iPhone- I'm way overdue for a phone upgrade & I seriously think the polar vortex destroyed my phone. When shopping for technology my default is always black, sleek & James Bond looking. I have never been into white for the iPhone, it always looked weak & noncommittal to me but throw a little champagne gold on it & this girl is sold. What can I say, it's fresh, a little fancy & I'm defenseless in the face of understated bling...
With my clean space, my healthy new habits & my fresh to death iPhone I feel ready to take on the world....oops, I mean Let Go & float as free as a feather ;)