I love Spring! My allergies hate it. But there is something magical about seeing mother earth wake up and the plants, trees, and flowers being reborn. There is something enchanting about watching the honey bees dance and birds playing and singing in the trees.
Spring, to me, is all about rebirth and growth. I do not make New Year’s Resolutions, I tend to make my changes (to me) in the Spring. This is when my heart is full. Changes do not have to be big, I don’t plan on losing 20 pounds before bathing suit season. No, my changes are small and heartfelt. My changes are changes for me, about me, and better me.
A few of my changes.
Here are some changes that I am trying and doing that I would love to share with you.
1 – I have fallen in love with yoga! I can have an hour of quiet time, learning my body, stretching my body, and focusing on me. I get to re-center myself. https://www.facebook.com/yogaroad.withblair/
2 – With warm weather, I am walking the trails, roads, and parks again! Fresh air fills my lungs, birds sing to me. I can think and sort out problems. This is when I can make a plan. I also get to meet people and pet amazing dogs. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/lake-zwerner-aka-yahoola-creek-reservoir–2
3 – Teas! I know this one may sound a little crazy, but I have discovered hot teas and cold teas. (I’m used to Lipton sweet tea) I am loving our little tea shop by our office. I have tried four different teas now (without sugar or sweetener) and they are better than my sweet tea. https://www.myvintagegypsyteas.com/
4 – New skincare treatment. Yup, today I went and updated my skincare routine and got new products. Sadly, in 2020 I did not take care of me or my skin. Right now I have a healthy glow and I feel beautiful.
5 – I cleaned out my closet! I got rid of clothes that I do not like, that do not fit, and that I have not worn in a year or more. Why do I keep that shirt thinking I’ll wear it one day when I haven’t worn it in a year? That thing has got to go!
6 – I am taking the advice of prior posts! Yup, I am taking my own advice. I am protecting my energy. There are calls that I am not answering. I am telling people what I want and need. ( they can’t read my mind). I am following my dreams even when others want to rain on them and discourage me. I am taking time to be alone.
7 – I am learning and practicing positive self talk. (More on this later). I am paying attention to my thoughts and when I realize that I am using negative self talk, I acknowledge it, and change it. https://cynthiakane.com/how-to-communicate-like-a-buddhist/
8 – Letting go of guilt. Wow, this is a hard one to do. But, I feel guilty about things that I literally have no control over and had/have nothing to do with. I am changing and I won’t allow myself to feel guilty with my positive changes if that means leaving someone who is toxic behind. (Before I would feel guilty for not being friends with someone even when I knew that they were toxic for me).