Thinking of you

Most days I crawl into bed, beneath my white quilt scattered with colorful feathers and a soft, fuzzy throw blanket(we keep it cool at night to promote sleep). This is where I think of you. You, as in my blog and readers. Several months ago I was all about writing everyday and seemed to have a pretty good routine down. Now, I thought 21 days was a magic number in helping one establish a habit. I wrote practically everyday for that amount of time and see here I’ve been missing many, many days as of late. I wanted to put myself out there, be more open and vulnerable. I can say, it is harder than one would think. Some of the journal prompts were so easy and seemed quite silly to me, but others made me delve into myself more than I had done in awhile. A couple made me wonder why I hadn’t thought about that particular thing before. I actually had to look some facts up(on Google if course☺️), to be able to answer the journal prompt fully.

This afternoon, while waiting for the charcoal to be ready, I read a short blog post on writing for just ten minutes a day. Now I could at least try to do this. So, thank you, Kara, from http://www.kelizabethfleck.com/ , for inspiring me to hop on my blog for just a bit of typing a day.

You may see a journal entry or just something that I felt I needed to write that particular day.

Now to read for a bit before this cold room induced sleep over-takes me.

Journal Entry No. 8

I know I need to be more accepting of myself. Like I wrote in Journal Entry no. 1 about being a critical person, I tend to be critical of myself. I’ve read many books and articles that say to “just accept yourself.” Why is it so hard for me to just accept myself? I’ve come to see I need to set my mind, daily, on being grateful and happy about things unique to myself, that make me truly me. I like when I did a yoga video from Yoga with Adriene, and she had me place my hands on my abdomen and say a word of thanks for all it does for me, day to day. It is one area of my body, in particular, that I’m unhappy about. But, in doing that exercise, I see I’ve been very ungrateful to this body part. It has done, is doing, and will do so much for me. My abdomen area has helped carry four babies, helps hold in numerous, vital organs, helps me stand tall, helps me with breathing, so, so many functions in which I seem to take for granted.

I accept myself. I love myself just the way I am(even if those statements sound cheesy😊). xoxo tummy

10 great blogs to read on the regular & podcasts to keep your brain stimulated on the daily

Workplace in my office with coffee

 

I wanted to share some blogs I enjoy reading and some podcasts I enjoy listening to.

The podcasts have been nice for me lately as I am able to listen to them while driving or doing housework.

What are some of your blogs or podcasts that you read/listen to on the regular?

Blogs:

 

Minimalism

http://nourishingminimalism.com/

http://www.thistinybluehouse.com/

https://www.becomingminimalist.com/

Health and Wellness

http://www.healthhomeandhappiness.com

Pregnancy

Natural. Healthy. Happy.

Spinning Babies: Comfort in pregnancy and birth

Life/family coach

New-Main

http://www.daniellelaporte.com/

 Podcasts:

http://www.danielvitalis.com/rewild-yourself-podcast/

Podcasts

http://budgetsandcents.com/

http://www.cohesivehome.com/podcast/

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