Welcome to day two of self-care! Today, set up your personal goals for the next 19 days. Don’t quantify them as “big” or “small.” In my mind, ANY shift you make in your life leads to big results. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Dedicate 5 minutes: Every day during this challenge, I want you to dedicate 5 minutes of your days to feeding your body, mind, or spirit. Go back over your list from the journal entry yesterday, pick something, & spend 5 minutes of your day doing it. Bonus points: reflect in your journal after on how you felt doing it. Today, I took extra time with one of my juices to meditate with an intention before drinking it then mindfully consume it noticing all the flavour & texture nuances. After, I felt more grounded & connected to self. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Establish/Re-Establish Routine: if you were with me last time, re-visit & Male any changes necessary to your old routine. Creating discipline within simplicity has been SO helpful to me in my recovery this year. If you weren’t with me last time, establish a 5-10 minute morning & evening routine. For me, I brush my teeth & wash my face in the morning & at night. Anything I do beyond that is a bonus. Simple. Effective. Good for me. It doesn’t happen everyday, but it happens most everyday. That’s good enough for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Journal: How does this seasonal transition impact you? Swipe for the full prompt. For me, spring causes anxiety. It causes exhaustion. It causes restlessness. The past two weeks have been REALLY hard energetically. I haven’t felt motivated, I’ve been anxious, & I’ve been lethargic. I’ve been forced to slow my roll. Instead of beating myself up & pushing myself beyond my limits, I decided to harness the transformative energy of spring to create a NEW routine/reaction to me feeling tired. Rest. When I’m tired, I rest. When I’m having a food craving, I nourish myself. When I feel anxious, I take deep breaths. Creating newness doesn’t have to be radical. Now isn’t the time to introduce some crazy new unsustainable workout routine. Now is the time to establish healthy lifelong SUSTAINABLE habits that will be as effective now as they will be in 80 years. Simple. Long term. Effective. Sustainable.