Smell is the theme for day 4 and I gotta say, it’s kind of a big deal to me. I cannot stand bad smells, like ever and I’ve always been very conscious of my own smells. But in this case, it’s more in reference to smelling the beautiful scents that surround us, with intention. Perhaps you have some essential oils that you can diffuse. Or maybe you can buy some flowers and have a sniff. Some things to keep in mind are how you feel after smelling certain scents. For instance, lavender promotes a restful sleep, while vanilla lifts your mood, and orange boosts your mood. My personal favorite is ylang ylang can help soothe an overactive mind. What’s not to love? So folks, get to sniffing…mindfully.
Such a corny title I know…me even saying corny could be, in fact, corny. But I have to say, for the first time ever I just may attempt to live by that quote “new year, new me.” I actually really am going to take this quote to heart. In fact, my first plan of action is to take the first 12 days of the new year to reflect and move into a new direction. I figure it’s worth a shot and either way, it really won’t hurt anything, only add to my never ending search for fulfillment within myself. Win-win right? Right!
For Day 1 (January 1st) It’s a day to focus on breathing. Breathe in love, creativity, joy, health and prosperity. Try it, allow the breath you exhale to release all doubts and fear. When breathing in, take in and think about all that you desire. Allow the universe to bring it, to give it.
I would also like to add that I plan to do the breathing exercises for the whole 12 days. Whatever I add as the days go on, will be incorporated toward the following days. For example, on day 2 I will focus on love. So for Day 3 I will do the breathing exercise and my love exercises. If this makes any sense. Basically, by day 12, I will have 12 different things to do.
If you end up trying this, let me know. I’d love to hear all about it.
Did you peep my jail yard pose? Only thing is I’m smiling…not very “hard” of me. But this post isn’t about my pose. I wanted to talk about something deeper. The importance of reflection. Ever since I was 18 I have been living in large cities. From NYC to Paris, and I tend to visit major cities where my friends and family live. One common factor I have noticed during my travels and residence is this. We must all take time to reflect. Especially when living in large cities, where we can feel like we’re all on top of each other.
My personal advice would be to take a walk. Not the kind where you are exercising, although those are needed as well, but one where you lose yourself. No matter the season, just go. Lose yourself and explore your thoughts. If that doesn’t seem appealing, try meditation. However, meditation can be intimidating or seem too “fro-fro” for some. Therefore, do something that will let you lose your mind for a bit and get centered. It’s worth it, I do it often and I suggest you try it out. See where you end up!
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I never imagined myself hanging out in a cornfield, but that happened. I must say, it’s a beautiful sight and very relaxing. I loved walking through the green fields and for sure plan to make it a habit whenever the opportunity arises.
Green is said to be the color of growth, spring, renewal, and rebirth. Power words with meanings just as strong. If ever you have a chance, take the time to invite some greenery into your life. The benefits will be well worth it.
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