Friday 5

Some ideas for Intentional Gifts- Friday 5

Hey Lovely Soul!

I thought I would share a list of some things that I think would make great gifts this season.

  1. Journals. There are a ton of options that fall under this.. Prompted journals are great (I created one you can get it here) Gratitude journal, there are a bunch of inexpensive ones to choose from,  I am using this one and loving it  There are also all types of journals, lined, composition notebooks, grid, graph etc…
  2. I heard a great idea on a video recently, get someone a wall calendar and write in things to look forward to with you throughout the year (date, coffee out, watch a fave movie etc.. ) I think this is a great idea!
  3. A magazine subscription, I love getting these.It’s like the gift that keeps on giving!
  4. A book that you know they would like or that fits with things you have heard them say they wanted to learn, explore etc… The ideas are endless here.. Guitar, Painting, Journaling of some kind, breathwork etc..
  5. Cozy: Socks, blankets, scarves, tea, soup mix

Those are just a handful of ideas that are all doable, easy to find and budget friendly, yet intentional!

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Friday 5, Holistic Living

5 Reminders for your soul…

Hey Lovely Souls,

Sometimes we just need to be reminded

  1. You Matter, you are here for a purpose. Trust that even if your life doesn’t look like you think it “should” that you are here for a reason and have so much within you.
  2. Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish, it’s the opposite. It helps you have a stronger foundation than consonantly giving up yours time, money, energy and self to support (or seemingly support) others. Hydrate, create, rest, move your body, check in with yourself, pray, meditate, nourish your body.
  3. You have what you need within and around you right now to start to lean further into your truth.
  4. Go at your own pace, growth often takes time. The world of social media often fools us into thinking others have it all figured out. Guess what, most of them don’t. They are sharing curated versions of their story. There is more to it!
  5. Slow down and savor the season, those around you, the sights, sounds and flavors of this season (actual season or season of your life… )

Here is to living with intention

Heather

Friday 5, Holistic Living

5 Questions to support you in caring for yourself- Friday 5

 

5 questions to support you in caring for yourself
Hey Beautiful Souls!
Sometimes caring for ourselves is asking ourselves simple but powerful q’s. Checking in with ourselves. Here are 5 Q’s to help you do just that!
1) What am I needing right now (not what I think I should do, but what do I really need right now?)
2) Are my shoulders up by my ears right now? This sounds like a really silly question… However it’s a great and simple way to check in with your body stress and tension. Most of us of we are stressed our shoulders are scrunched up by our ears. We often don’t even notice at least for a while because frankly we are used to being in some sort of tension.
3) Am I numbing or Nourishing? This is a great question for when you find yourself reaching for the phone, tablet, TV remote etc. It’s not about shaming yourself if you are numbing it’s about noticing it to bring awareness to it. The more we do that the more likely we are to shift it.
4) What is something I can do right now, today to care for my present self? (might be as simple as a deep breath, glass of water, stretch, go outside, doodling or gluing some images in your journal)
5) What is something I can do that will care for my future self? (Maybe that’s exercise, make that doctors appointment, sign up for that class you have been wanting to explore forever but never make space to do)
Here is to living with Intention
Heather
Friday 5

Reminders- Friday 5

Hey Kind Soul,

We all have days, and seasons where it just seems like everything is going out of whack. We feel drained, lacking and frustrated to name a few!

I wanted to give you reminders today, no matter what you are going through…

Here are 5 reminders for you, yes you right now. >3

  1. You are enough as you are. You may not feel like you do enough (you do) but who you are is enough right now. As is.
  2. You are guided and Held. You are not alone in this, whatever this is for you right now today, this week, this year.
  3. You are creative and resourceful. Whatever you are trying to figure out, to do right now. You will figure it out. Deep breath, step back and be patient.
  4. It’s ok for you to ask for what you need. (this can start from asking from yourself for what you need)
  5. It’s ok (more than) to rest dear soul. Slowing down, stepping back or away does not mean that we have given up. It means we have created space for what is needing to be tended to.

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Friday 5

Simple Self Care- Friday 5

Hey Inspiring Souls!

The words “Self Care” get thrown around a lot. It’s easy to feel like it’s selfish and or just another to do.

Truth is it’s vital to being able to support, serve and be our best with others in all types of situations from family to work to our passions the list goes on..

Here are 5 easy ways to slip in self-care in your life, busy, tired or not!

  1. Deep Breaths, we vastly underestimate the power of consciously breathing.  There are videos, articles and books on Breathwork (something I will be studying more of) but a simple way to start is to simply put one hand on your heart and one on your belly and take a deep, slow and mindful breath.
  2. Hydrate, I will admit this is one area of self-care i really need to improve (again!) carry a bottle with you, have a glass near you, drink some upon waking up (we wake up dehydrated)
  3. Ask yourself, what do I really need right now. We are often responding or reacting to what others need. We rarely ask ourselves what we truly need in that moment or in a situation.
  4. Find a song to match your mood, or to help inspire the mood you desire to be in.
  5. Connect to nature, look up at the sky, look down at the plants and flowers in your surroundings, open the window, feel the breeze or sun or whatever the weather is providing that moment.

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Friday 5

Bring Intention into your weekend- Friday 5

 

5 ways to bring intention into your weekend
1) Determine how you would like to feel.
2) Make a mini list of what you want/need to do this weekend. (*hint, check in with your word of how you want to feel. Do these actions bring you closer or further to it)
3) Plan your week ahead, Personally I like to do this Sunday evening. It helps me approach my week with far more intention than if I just react to everything that comes up.
4) Spend at least a little time doing something that nourishes you. Go outside, read, take a bath, cook/order a yummy meal etc..
5) Check in how often you are checking out with your phone or other device/screen. It’s not about beating yourself up. It’s about noticing how often you do this by default. The more we check in about these things the more intentional you become when you do pick up your device or remote.
Here is to living with Intention
Heather
Friday 5

Way to use a clipboard to organize or inspire you! – Friday 5

5 way to use a clipboard to organize or inspire you!
Hey Inspiring Souls,
You likely have a tool in your home right now (or easily purchased from dollar store0 that will help you organize your life and can be a tool for inspiration..
A humble ol clipboard…
Here are 5 ways to use it:
  1. Display magazine images or photos in an easy to change out way.
  2. Display list of goals and values in a place where you can see it often.
  3. Hold action papers, papers that need following up, post them somewhere you will see on the daily.
  4. Checklists ( a tip for checklists that are ongoing, use a sheet protector and a dry erase marker to cross out, check off)
  5. By the door for papers and coupons you want to take with you.

 

Here is to living with Intention

Heather