Play- Self and Soul Care Saturday

 

Hi Amazing one!

When was the last time that you played? No seriously, when was it? Chances are it’s been a while!

Playing is an amazing stress reliever! Just do yourself a favor, go in with no real expectations, no results needed. Just simply play!

Play will look different for each of us in some ways I am sure, however here are some ideas.

  1. Blow bubbles… (yup, with that little wand and that messy liquid just. Play “bonus” points if you chase after or try to catch some of them!
  2. Get $5 and some kids art supplies and make a mess, explore watercolor, fingerpaint, doodle, get crayons and some paper and do rubbings of random things you find!
  3. Play with your food… feel like swirling up your ice cream, crushing up your cookies in your milk, having a mini food fight… go for it!
  4. Get some sidewalk chalk and make a hopscotch pattern or play a giant game of tic tac toe!
  5. Warm enough outside, engage in a water balloon “fight” still rainy and “funky” outside.. jump in a puddle of water or mud!
  6. Go to a thrift store and gather several crazy, out of your style items and play dress up!
  7. Read a fun book out loud in various voices.
  8. Chase your shadow, make shadow puppets, take a picture of the funniest or biggest shadow you can capture!
  9. Get on a swing, kick your feet in the sand!

Here is to living Inspired, Playful, Empowered and Creative!

Heather

Be Present Prompts- Friday 5

Hello, Beautiful Soul!

The world can be so noisy, even good noise can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to future trip and to feel scattered. The best way to step out of that space and into the space where we are is to be present with where we are now (physically and mentally)

Here are 5 prompts to help you do just that…

  1. Tune into your senses: What do you hear, smell, feel, see, taste right now?
  2. Stop! Take a deep belly breath. (*bonus for putting your hand on your heart)
  3. Look whoever you are talking/listening to in the eyes. Not at your phone, not all around you constantly at them.
  4. Ask yourself, what do I need right now?
  5. Single task whenever you can. (this one is for sure the one I need to work on the most!) I don’t mean walking and talking (although that would be a fine place to practice this!) We literally and figuratively have so many tabs open at a time where we are just going back and forth instead of taking in/dealing with one thing then onto the next.

How do you stay present?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Fill you… Journal prompt(found)

Hey, Beautiful Souls!

This week’s journal prompt is this tea tag wisdom. How might you empty yourself, what comes up when you read this? Do you feel inspired, drawn in, curious or do you feel put off by it…

Explore what comes to your  mind: Tip set a timer for say 5-10 minutes and see what flows out.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Tending… Tuesday Truths

It can feel far easier to ignore those spaces (internal, external) to feel like now is not the time or to ignore it because it feels tender or overwhelming. Deep breath, trust that it is safe for you to acknowledge those sieves that need tending to as you are now

No longer mine… Journal Prompt

Hey Inspiring Souls!

We all carry so much. I believe that we are not alone, it’s not all ours to carry and what is ours to carry we are supported in seen and often unseen ways.

This week in your journal, I would encourage you to make a list, brain dump, stream of consciousness writing on what is no longer yours to carry. 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Choose your own- Journal Prompt

Hey, Inspiring Souls…

I am of the belief that images can provoke memories, stories, feelings, dreams. So this wee’s journal prompt is the image in this post. What does it bring up for you, remind you of, what comes to your mind and heart?

A few words to spark some inspiration…

Bloom

Resilient

Stand Out

Flourish

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

3 ways to Spring Clean Your Digital life

Hey, Inspiring Souls!

This season (and the season I am at with my life) are really times where I feel I want to create space, clear things out and start a bit fresh.

I am of the belief that too much chaos (inner, outer, physical, digital etc…) saps energy from us,  sometimes we are not even aware of it.

I have been feeling that lately… so I started with a bit of a digital detox/declutter.  Maybe you need something like this too… For me, it’s already made me feel a little lighter (and a tiny bit antsy lol) but i know that this is just the beginning for me!

  1. Step away from social media. Don’t get me wrong, I love Instagram and I really like some things about Facebook. But sometimes, in order to check back into our lives, we need to check out of social media for a bit. You can deactivate your account (that can be for as long or short as you desire) Log out, block the sites, put the apps in a folder. I am doing a 10 detox from Social Media (at least, maybe a little longer we will see!)
  2. Unsubscribe/Unfollow newsletter, notices, social media pages/groups,  (if you happen to be on there after your detox!), blogs. If you afraid you might want to go to it later, in the future write them down. See if you miss em!
  3. Give your Desktop and or phone a “clean out” look through the PDF’s, Documents, Images you have saved and see if you really want /need them. Delete apps off of your phone that you just don’t use.

And as you do this, notice what the change in your energy might be. Just observe it, lean into it.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather