The good news about our bodies is that the moment we decide to change and move in a new direction it adapts, it begins to heal and it is highly motivated when the changes are to its benefit. Like I mentioned in Day 3 the fact I only like to write with felt tip pens so I nixed all my pens from my holder except for the ones I wanted in there. I still have to go through and take out each week as others keep putting other types in there.......but don't we have to do that in real life. Evaluate each week, each week, each moment in some cases for me what needs to be eliminated from our lives, declutter and get moving in a direction that feels right, that empowers us to operate at an optimum. Just like the song says "Changes in Latitudes changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same". Even Jimmy Buffet says to embrace change. Life has changes every season so using it as our model to embrace it's ebbing and flowing changes should be our norm. Yet because we like things a certain way and are creatures of habit change can feel out of the norm.
So with that said my subtle changes I immediately made and still making, I got only one shelf of my pantry done yesterday, but hey, there is always today. I went out and bought new flip flops. I know that sounds silly, but I was needing a new pair, I love sparkly things and found these cute pink Reefs. I had a pair of silver ones that I had to throw out and was wanting another pair.
|There is so much to learn it really is fun.|
Another way I simplified once my hair started falling out is that I went ahead and shaved my head to eliminate any clumps on my pillow that might cause anxiety or sadness. To be honest it was not as hard as it might have seemed and it made me realize that hair is really overrated.
I changed up my table scape. Simple but its a change.
This is the sun streaming in from across the room, under the ottoman like the very finger of God acting like it wants to burn a hole in my rug and my leg. So bright, so intense that is was like it reached all the way over just to get my attention. Well it did. So often we go around with blinders on. Make subtle little changes that change a little latitude and a lot of attitude. Little steps that go a great distance. I like this saying today from Real Simple magazine. Enjoy todays step.
|“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ouselves.”|
|― Lynn Hall|