Beauty, Wellness, Recipes, Food
Your home is your sacred space to relax, enjoy, and nowadays work. Creating a home that is beautiful and comfortable is important for your emotional health regardless of the size or ownership status.
Begin with the entrance of your home. Allow that space to give you a welcome. Some ideas which will enhance the welcome is a bowl for your keys; a place for items you regularly bring into the house such as your coat or bag; greenery, flowers, or a pretty ornament to greet you.
Over the next two weeks I am taking 5-10 minutes a day to care for the outside of my home. Today I cleared the entrance of pumpkin bits left from a squirrel who is eating the decorative pumpkins. I added some seasonal dried flowers like broom corn and sorghum, and put all the patio furniture in its place. Five minutes and coming home feels so much better.
We sometimes make things harder for ourselves than necessary. Last year, 2019, my theme for the year was EASE. My goal was to create as much ease in my life as possible.
One thing I discovered is that we often forget to create an environment that supports our goals and desires. I wanted to SoulCycle at 5:30am every morning. Scheduling a weekly call at 8:30pm did not support my desire and made it impossible to get to bed at a time that would support waking up a 4:45. Putting an 8 pm hard stop on activities made it so much easier.
Trying to do, achieve, or create change without modifying your surroundings and life creates unnecessary demands on willpower and obstacles.
During the Lean Out program, healthy food is supplied; daily habits and rituals of wellness are emphasized; and Bar Method classes provided. Why? To make success easier. We took out food choice, we added easy access Zoom classes, and we set up daily routines to make us feel good so we are less tempted by food as a pick me up.
Let’s say your goal is to get more sleep. What are some environmental changes you can put in place to support you?
These environmental changes set you up to be successful. They do not insure success, but get you at least half way there with little effort.
So let’s do this together.
Now implement what you have come up with over the next week. See how it creates more momentum behind your goals.
P.S. We have much to achieve. Being in the flow, creates ease and achievement - and when you get there, you still have energy left for others and yourself.
Words to Live By
I am not a heroine, but I have chosen the person I want to be.