Ive always found peace and comfort in writing. My husband can attest to the fact that any trade shows we used to go to, I collected the pens and note books!
Last week, the first day of remote learning, for the 3rd time in 13 months. I was feeling the mom guilt hard care. Even though I was reassuring my daughter (who started yesterday and my son started Wednesday) that we weren’t going to stress about this. We are going to go with the flow and you will also benefit from some real hands on life learning as well!
I sat down before bed and wrote up my “ideal day”. My ideal work day and my ideal weekend day. First off putting a block of time for ME each morning. Helping to get it out on paper and plan my day out so that I can also be somewhat present but more so available if the kids need me.
That day’s horoscope…
APRIL 20, 2021 You could have a variety of conflicted emotions, which could make you feel like withdrawing from the world today. Taking the time to sort out what is going on inside of you may be a way for you to not only better understand how you feel, but it could also help you maintain a greater sense of inner harmony. Perhaps keeping a simple list of the emotions you have as they arise throughout the day can make it easier for you to see the patterns of your feelings as they occur. The physical process of putting your ideas down on paper today could give your mind something tangible to focus on. This, in turn, might enable you to sort out the emotions you really should bring your attention to in the present moment and those you can think about later.
Writing provides the perfect means for us to work through our feelings. If we try to organize our thoughts mentally, we might notice that things can get even more convoluted. Our minds have the tendency to jump from one idea or conclusion to the other. The act of writing, however, makes our thoughts more concrete, placing them in a form that shows what our inner self is trying to articulate and giving us something grounded in the physical reality of the present to focus on. By spending time reflecting on and noting how you feel and when you feel something noteworthy, you will create greater harmony and peace of mind for yourself today. (Source – DailyOM)
Control what’s within my control. Release what is not. Writing helps immensely to re-focus on what IS within my reach and what I need to release.
Also being conscious about using my oils. I KNOW they work for mental health, because I have felt it myself. Getting oils ON me and IN the diffuser.
This morning I used Amavi on my spine, In Tune down my neck. Jasmine on my jaw line. Rose and Helichrysum as a “deodorant” today and Magnolia on my wrists and arms.
Amavi – Balanced Masculine Energy
In Tune – Presence
Rose – Divine Love
Helichrysum – For Pain
Magnolia – Compassion
What is super interesting, well I find interesting is I am using the Rose and Helichrysum on my arm pits as I had a bit of a flare up. Not surprisingly as stress can do this to me, in a combination with any changes. Years ago I used those “pads” that you can “gently rub on your skin and remove excess hair”… let me save your time and agony, don’t do it! Its now become a very sensitive area of skin on my body and can flare up and get quite painful. Its almost as if an allergic reaction. I have been paying more attention to what is tied to this and will continue as I need to weed through some options. I also feel like I may have higher levels of Candida in my body, not alarming but noticeable. However I looked up in my Louise Hay Book – You Can Heal Your Life and found this…
Allergies – Who are you allergic to? Denying your own power?
Affirmation: The world is safe and friendly. I am safe. I am at peace with life.
Candida – Feeling very scattered. Lots of frustration and anger. Demanding an untrusting in relationships. Great takers.
Affirmation: I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life. I love and appreciate myself and others.