Today is a really weird day. I woke up tired. Work dragged on. I couldn’t really cross anything off fo that to-do list. I wanted to go for a walk to clear my head but it was raining. I don’t know those days suck. I end up glancing at the watch at 4pm wondering if can finally go to bed. So to get out of this funky mood and not eat all the chocolate pudding in the house I write the currently in February post. Hope this will be good thing.➢ KEEP ON READINg
I decided I will introduce yet another new blog post series to this blog. The January reflections and February intentions will kick off those “Reflections & Intentions” posts. Back in 2015 I shared my monthly resolutions that were mini milestones towards my yearly goals. I felt like that year I have gotten quite a bit done and maybe that will give me a bit more structure for the upcoming year. Because let’s be honest here we will continue to spend a lot of time at home and not roam as freely as before.
But before I dive into that here is my favorite quote this month.
At night our fear is strong, but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.Malala Yousafzai
Reflecting on my set intentions.
As I didn’t really set out with a list of goals and intentions for January I can’t really report much. I did a lot of work towards my yearly intentions but I filed them all under my word of the year.
My January was more about finding my footing. To get back into the routine of work. The routine of working from home. The routine of staying in. The acceptance of not being able to do things we usually do in January or February. Basically January was to survive and stay mentally healthy.
How did I incorporate my word of the year GRACE?
My plan is to be more conscious on how my word is working for me. How I incorporate it in my daily life. Here is a list of things I believe aim towards this goal:
- I donated 10€ in a turtle nursery. Basically buying two turtle eggs which are now being protected to hatch and make it to the ocean.
- I wrote a letter to my aunt for her birthday as well as to my dad.
- I listened to a co-working who was overwhelmed with life. I tried to encourage, to lift her up and give a few ideas to ease the stress and pressure. I so very well know how it can end.
- I made that moxie sweater.
- I breathed daily for a minute on the balcony in the morning before my first cup of coffee.
- I started to hula hoop and I can already feel that my torso is getting in shape and I walk more upright.
For February I plan on:
- gracefully converting my office space into a more cozy thing.
- selling things on ebay
- looking for a reading chair
- throwing out one thing a day that I don’t need or know where to put
- on writing a letter to an elderly who might be lonely. Also sending birthday wishes to family and friends.
- continue my hula hoop practice.
- continue to breath daily before having coffee.
- giving myself grace by not limiting my coffee intake.
- working on my #100daysofcraftaliciouslinearart project.
This is my plan for February. Lets’s see how that will go.
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Can you believe we have already crossed 31 days off in our calendars of 2021? It was a better reading month than I have expected and so I flew through my stacks of books rather quickly. Over all six books have been read and two more one my nightstand which I will finish soon enough. Here are the January books.➢ Keep On READING
It’s winter. It’s mostly gray. And we are still living through lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, a pandemic… I am certain we can use some self-care. Also it’s been a while since I shared one of my scrub recipes here. I decided to create a new one: Homemade Eucalyptus Scrub. You are welcome.
I came up with this wintery scrub when I had to look my killed eucalyptus plant I had on my balcony. Every time I passed the dried eukalyptus twigs they still smelled so good and breaking up the leaves was intensifying it. Sometimes the most fun things are born because you see one thing for a long time.➢ KEEP ON READING
New year same pandemic. We are close to the one year mark and when Covid19 first appeared here in Germany and gotten seriously. Eleven months into the pandemic. Can you believe it? I am not sure how I feel about it. It seems like yesterday when I was glued to the news hearing about a new mystery disease no one knew anything about. And on the other hand I feel like we lived through a hundred and ten years in the last months. And then it seems like time is on a stillstand. Whatever the outcome of it all I have a way to look back with my corona diaries. Here is to month 11.➢ KEEP On ReadING