Spring is a wonderful time to create new daily habits.
Habits that make you feel great.
Let's plant the seed and just look at 4 simple habits for spring that may inspire you.
Perhaps you can think of more for yourself but maybe these resonate with you?
1. All things have a place
It is true that all things have a place and picking things up does make us feel better and creates a good feeling around our environment. Is there somewhere in your home that you feel needs a daily habit?
Perhaps a plate for your keys where you know you'll always find them because this is where you always put them.
Hoovering every day may not be something that makes you dance a jig but clearing the space can be a great habit to form, as it putting clothes away every day after the washing has dried, or emptying the dishwasher, or setting a breakfast tray for the morning.
2. Choose Gratitude
You may think that 'Gratitude' is a buzz word and very popular, but it can change perspective quite quickly. If you're feeling out of sorts by a friend, colleague, or family member, one thing that can help is to sit down and make a list of everything that you appreciate about that person. You can then revisit that list whenever you need to.
At the end of every day, write down 5 things that you have been grateful for that day. This can be that the sun was shining, or the baby smiled at you in the supermarket, or your dog curled up close, or your cat purring on your heart, or your partner cooked dinner. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Find yourself a little notebook and keep it by your bedside.
3. Feed the water within.
We know the benefits of drinking water, and approx 70% of you is made up of water. Therefore your body needs to drink it, but it also loves to bathe in it or feel it in the shower.
The best habits are to shower daily, or even better, to bathe, create a practice around this and you will reap the benefits. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a great way to fuel your body, as when we're dehydrated we can feel hungry, tired, and very irritable. So always drink water before making a decision.
4. Plan Your Days
You may think only people who are successful plan their days - well, it's a great habit to begin and it's available for everyone.
Scheduling all aspects of your life into your diary, or your smart phone, will help you spend your time wisely but also factor in self care, which is HUGE for counsellors in training and qualified counsellors, plus anyone in the helping/healing/customer service professions.
We often forget ourselves, so scheduling and getting into a habit of looking at calendars and writing a to do list before bed so that you know what you need to do the following day. You can sleep without it going over and over in your mind.
A Muse cares for her body
She bathes, she scrubs, she adorns.
She wears fabrics that feel delight full on her skin
She affirms positive words about her body
She feels the connection.
She eats foods that heal and help her digestion
She avoids those that create congestion.
A Muse nurtures her spirit and all other sentients
She connects to the harmonious side of life
She surrounds herself with daily sacredness
She delights in simplicity
She carries softness in her heart despite all she hears
She cares for all, two legs, four, fins or wings
A Muse feels sparkles of inspiration
She practices daily mindfulness
She seeks intellectual stimulation from those around her
She believes strongly in the power of positive collective thought and consciousness
She nurtures this in others and is keen to see love in all
A Muse feels the moves in her body
She knows to move is a way of breathing in life
She feels alive and connects to the planet
She chooses her boogie and dances
She stretches and plays, respecting her body as her temple
She owns her sacred dance
A Muse lets her heartbeat connect to the planet's vibration
As she joins in with her own prayer
For healing, for peace, for love, for all