I genuinely want to create better habits for myself.
In all honesty, as our home is nearing completion, I amrralizing how important transforming our space was.
At times I recognize that I allow emotions to dictate my day. Those emotions are typically triggered by something, lack of sleep, digestive issues, stress/worry/anxiety, people.
Its ME holding onto the way something affected me to be almost held hostage in my daily life.
Two weeks ago (and soon after this pandemic was declared) I had a major digestive flare up. Major pain, discomfort, barely any sleep. If I am still holding onto that emotion of “feeling like crap”, fricken literally, it’s a good bet I will also lose sleep the next night and then the next. All along with going with the everyday life, while feeling exhausted.
This affects my routines in a very big way. I begin slacking off or not putting my best into my morning and night dailygreatness journal. When I know this helps me steer my day in a very strong way.
“You cannot pour from an empty cup!”
I heard on a webinar today about Happiness and Resiliency. It was like she was speaking to me.
My routines, what I do for me, is 100% mine. When I allow outside influences in, it throws off my routine. Much like this pandemic. I can admit during this time my routine has been interrupted multiple times.
Kids out of school, online school, rules that we cannot socialize anymore, grocery store “lock downs”, yes this is how it felt at times (waiting in lines, face masks, gloves, people avoiding others) cold and not what rural living is. It affects a person emotionally for sure. Doing my own research, expanding my mind, a new level of wtf, but also ironically a wee bit more confidence (in myself). All while living in our final major reno to completing our home 🏡!
Yes life is very different, slightly confusing how a movie like life, is our current reality. Regardless of what it is, how its affecting our day to day…
If I dont pour into me first, set an intention for my day, week etc it wont flow as best that it can!
I know this from my own experience. I am also trusting, multiple number sequences the past couple weeks and hearing similar messages from those who I follow.
Allow life to be real life, at times its cloudy, a little messy, but if you always make time for yourself, you can have the power to re-direct your energy, which is powerful! ✌
This evening it was as simple as joy in doing dishes. Enjoying doing them, when in reality it doesn’t take that long. By filling the sink for some dishes to soak for a few minutes while I allowed my inspiration to flow about the importance of my own routines. Encouraging less social screen time, for all of us. We got sucked back into the news when this pandemic broke. It totally contributed to my days feeling on edge, unsure, worried of “what would happen next”, fear.
I am committing to myself to pour into me, before anyone else. I do have time to start my day with my thoughts, some positive words of wisdom and goal setting. There is one positive in this pandemic and that is the gift of time for us as a family to enjoy our home, to shift things, to shape its completion and for that I am grateful! 🙏
An important part, I feel, to being true to ourselves and our routines is to follow your heart. One would think either having “more time” in the evenings and weekends of this pandemic I would be taking more photos… I have of the reno stages, some of real life. The kids were looking through the family photo albums last night reminiscing of when they were babies and little. Speaking with a dear family friend today, I mentioned this to them, about how those years were a blur. The kids are 17 3/4 months apart. Our daughters due date was literally 18 months exact from our son. Many memories I remember through those photos. Routine was a norm with morning and bedtime. Taking photos of everything and anything was also a norm. One I am so thankful for.
Looking back at those photos reminds me of where we were and how far we have come. The times I felt like I was crumbling when I became a survivor. A journey through life. Captured through photos of all the various daily routines, bathtime, bedtime, mealtime, playtime. I am a creature of habit and that’s life!
So take more photos and create your perfect morning and evening routine… you owe it to yourself, and the rest of the world!
Just think, if everyone did this…