Hello you, Monday morning here. Lots of sunshine and really warm, we are in the middle of a heatwave. No complaints on my part, I’m trying to soak up all the solar energy before the return of the gray days.
I visited a garden close to my home yesterday and the orange coloured flowers called my attention. I had to check out the meaning of orange colour. It’s all about energy, creativity, joy, positive vibes …, it is a combo of red and yellow: Energy from red and happiness from yellow. I just love it! And I really need it, my creativity is down at the moment.
I also looked up which chakra orange represents, it’s the Sacral chakra:
Meaning: “This chakra represents and governs your emotional state and sense of creativity,” says Singh. And as such, it’s the source of sensitivity, sexuality, intimacy, and self-expression, says Poon: “Often, the sacral chakra needs to be cleared of stuck energy from traumas and pent-up emotions in order to heighten your creativity and ability to express your truest self.”7 Chakra Colors and Meanings
Yes, all about letting go of traumas and being creative. So, I decided to start my week writing this post.
Hope you have a great week ahead, full of orange colour around you! 🙂
Yes, it’s the last day of my little challenge, it’s the little things! Hope you have enjoyed the ride, and I have inspired you to pay more attention to the tiny little things around you.
It’s a beautiful morning, fresh and the birds are singing. I’ve my cup of coffee and my journal open. I’m writing this post and thinking if it was worth posting every day, sharing a little bit of my day, mostly my mornings. Looking back at the posts and reading all the comments I’ve no doubt that it was worth every bit of it.
The online world can be scary sometimes, but I’ve true friends here and it’s always wonderful to connect with you.
The little thing for today is my journaling practice. I’ve already posted about it here, since it’s one of my favourite little things I decided to end this challenge with a photo of my journal.
Thanks for following along! 🙂
“Accomplishments give you a sense of confidence and encouragement.”
New mug. I have many mugs/cups, but I can’t resist when I find a pretty mug in a store. This is my new acquisition. I love the soft tulips, the size and weight of this mug. A little something just for me. A tiny drop of self-care because I smile when I look at it.
Do one small thing immediately – often this is all you need to do to get started.
Overnight oats. Delish meal, easy and nutritious, depending on what you add to it. This one has oats, almond milk, chia seeds, cocoa, vegan protein powder, and fresh strawberries. It has around 300 calories and most of them are proteins!
I’m eating one bowl each morning around 7 am and I only get hungry around 1 pm. I don’t need snacks during the morning. And I save some time in the morning too, the breakfast is almost ready and I only add fresh fruits.
It’s the little things such as taking care of my meals during the evening and not hurrying and eating whatever is at hand during the mornings.
Spinach stew is colourful and delish. This one has spinach, red kidney beans, dried apricots and plums, garlic and onion, salt, black pepper and turmeric. It’s served on the top of white rice. I enjoy mixing up the flavours, sweet and salty when prepping and tasting the food. This stew is rich in proteins, fibres and vitamins. The perfect combo for a healthy and beautiful dish.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Finally, we got some rain this week. I believe my outdoor plants are smiling. We water them almost every day but nothing compares to a Nature’s shower.
My indoor herbs are doing really well. I like to add them to my dishes when cooking and it’s practical to have them indoors, so on a muggy day like today, I don’t need to go out in the garden to harvest a few leaves.
A glass of lemon water with a leaf of mint it’s perfect for a hot day. One of my fave drinks, with no calories and is refreshing!
Journaling practice has been one of my favourite activities, a ‘me time’ which always brings me comfort. I’ve done it for many years, on and off, but more constant during the last 10 years. I call it “morning pages” referring to Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way when I write early mornings.
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing,
done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–
they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about
anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes
only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and
synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put
three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.
I also love to add images to my journal pages, or simply a layer of washi tape. It will depend if I find an image that goes well with my feelings at that moment.
Little things such as a notebook and a pen provide me with so much joy.
I’d love to know if you also write down your thoughts.
Good morning, afternoon, or evening depending on the time you visit this post. The weekend was just gorgeous, I spent lots of time outdoors doing spring/summer things, including enjoying this awesome sunset by the river.
I walked a lot, more than 20 k steps!!! I also prepared healthy meals with lots of veggies, but between us, I couldn’t resist a slice of pizza on Sunday evening 🙂 it’s was a veggie pizza if it counts in my favour.
A new week ahead and I wish yours to be wonderful!
“No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.”
A little bit of cuteness on my way to my office yesterday. I spent a few minutes observing them before keeping moving. They are Canadian geese, lots of babies in the spring, and they love the campus. A great view, indeed a refreshing one for the eyes.