This year I have been experimenting, trying practices, seeing how they fit, keeping what is essential and getting rid of what isn't. This month I realized there were 3 things I really wanted to put my focus on.
1. Listening to how I am talking about myself, to myself, and to others.
A few months ago I began noticing how often I was saying "I am stupid" or "I am so dumb" about forgetting things, or not doing things the same way as other people. I noticed it because suddenly I started feelings like I wasn't adequate enough to perform "adult like tasks" This feeling doesn't sit well with me, it's time for a change. I want to be intentional with my words and how I am speaking to myself, the same way I am intentional with how I eat, or care for my body.
2. Journaling how my body is feeling around eating, sleeping, and working out. Speaking of eating and caring for my body, I cut gluten out a month ago, I wanted to see how I would feel. In the 3 times I've eaten it in the last month I've noticed I feel HORRIBLE. Sometimes it is just sluggish, and lethargic, others it is bloated with sharp stomach pains. I want to keep track of my physical feelings in a journal. I will write what I've eaten, how much I've slept, and how I am feeling physically. I am looking to see if there are any connections to how I feel and what I am doing.
3. Being intentional and taking action with my essential oils, flower essences, homeopathic remedies, and supplements.
I have plenty of things that aid in my physical and emotional health. Most of the time I forget to use them. Being intentional with them means setting aside time to use them, regularly instead of occasionally. I want the things in our home to be useful and that includes things in little bottles. I am filling my diffuser, drinking my flower essences, and taking my probiotics.
I am getting curious about my life. I don't know the right way, or things, or ideas. I will probably forget to do something one day. I may notice no changes but being curious opens me up to discover who I am and who I could be. So I am putting on my lab coat and getting out the note pad.