I'm trying to keep my expectations low and my awareness high. I think that sounds and feels better to me. To get through the day with a tad more ease, I think having the ability to be aware of my actions, reactions, environment, thoughts and feelings is a much better thing to hold on to than gripping the expectation about what is next on the agenda and holding on to high expectations.
I woke up this morning and headed out for my walk and did my podcast. Here it is:
I'm still having lots of fun with my box of goodies from Botanic Organic. I'm not through it all yet!
The next product I tried, last night, after my shower, was the Neroli Blossom & Blood Orange Oil. It's lovely. The scent perks your senses right up. I was a bit confused how to use it. It said to apply it before you towel dry. In my mind, I pictured standing there dripping dry - or applying it and then blotting with the towel - which then lead my mind to worrying I would wipe all the oil off on my towel. I'm really proud of myself. I didn't get embarrassed that I was struggling with the directions. I emailed Nancy at Botanic Organic. She said - go head and towel dry a little bit, make sure your body is a bit damp and then apply it on arms and legs and then let dry. So I did. It was lovely. It didn't feel thick like other oils I've used. I usually feel squeamish because I can feel the oil on my skin - then I worry it's getting all over everything. Oh...you know I have a worry mind right? If you read my book, Mental Girl, you may already know - I think - A LOT. But I'm really happy to say I worked through it all. Why? Well, for one thing, Nancy has been so sweet to email me back answering any questions I have about the products. She will for any of her customers. But also - because her products are made from non toxic organic stuff. So I feel safe. Okay, my mind still thinks a lot. That's me. I accept it.
All right, so my other project, going through my clothes and crap, is still coming along. I decided I'm also going to start posting more pictures on Instagram.
I'll do more posting there than blogging about it. I'll still blog from to time. But there are so many items to try out. So I'll use Instagram as a fun place to let loose. I took a picture (see down below) of me in my Mazel t-shirt. I love this shirt. My friend gave it to me. She said to wear it even though I'm not Jewish. It says Mazel - which is short for mazal tov, a Jewish phrase used to express congratulations for a happy and significant occasion or event. It makes me happy. It's a keeper. I have no makeup in this picture - sitting on top of our wooden coffee table - feeling - well - silly and happy. I think when you start your self discovery, self improvement, self love and self care project - well then Mazel says it all.
We should all congratulate ourselves on any accomplishments we do. Getting up in the morning. Mazel. Taking a deep breath. Mazel. Stretching. Mazel. Being responsible for your family and your life. Mazel. Look around you and find things that you can appreciate and say to yourself....well done! Mazel!