Holistic Living, Journaling Prompts

My body needs- Journal Prompt

 

Hey Lovely Souls,

 

A simple and powerful question (and one I am needing to ask myself especially the last few days) is this weeks journal prompt..

Right now my body needs…

Asking your body what it needs. A great way to get into some awareness is to stop for a moment, close your eyes and check in. Where are you feeling discomfort, anxiousness, a need for food or water, a need for a good stretch etc..

Don’t overthink this or even edit it.. just allow whatever pops into your head and spills on the page flow out.

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Holistic Living

20 tiny and intentional shifts to make this year…

Hey Lovely Soul!

  1. Curate your inbox/social media accounts. Unsubscribe and unfollow anything that doesn’t inspire or inform you. (if it’s just inspiring insecurity then it may be best to unfollow!) If you are trying to be more mindful about money for example unsub to those “amazing deals” offers.
  2. Get (and use) a reusable  water bottle. Keep it near you. (this is one I am ok at but need a lot of improvement!) 
  3. Think/write what you are grateful for on the regular.
  4. Look others in the eyes when you are talking to them (more often at least)
  5. Remove the notifications that trigger you to get sucked into the vortex. 
  6. Get a tiny bit of fresh air on a regular basis. Open the windows, step outside, let the light in, get in the light! 
  7. Shoulder check.. are they up by your ears? Check in on where you are holding your tension on a regular basis. 
  8. Start a journal, this doesn’t have to be complicated. Start with a composition notebook, free write or answer the go to prompts on a regular basis, write down lists. It is YOUR journal, there are lots of ways to start/keep one.. not any of the ways are wrong! You can’t mess it up! 
  9. Take deep breaths, hand on heart (eyes closed when you can)  on the regular.. Daily or a few times a day would be amazing… But… every little bit helps! 
  10. Put up images and words that inspire you. There are a lot of different and cheap ways to do this. 
  11. Choose something you have been saving for a “special occasion” (outfit, accessory, art supply.. ) and use it. Life IS a special occasion. 
  12. Write down something you want to do or create… now write what tools and resources etc you have to make one teeny tiny move to start it! 
  13. Create a yes stack of books and always have one you are reading through. A sentence, paragraph or chapter at a time will get you there faster than not starting until… 
  14. Make a list of hard conversations you need to have this year. The conversations are not little things but a start is identifying what ones you need/want (ish) to have. 
  15. Listen to something that inspires you regularly. Audio-books, podcast, YouTube videos, music. 
  16. Set up a space just for you. A room, dresser top, basket, shelf, windowsill. Look around, what is taking up space that really could be shifted around? What could be used creatively to make a little space for you? 
  17.  Take more pictures of the everyday goodness, blessings, beauty, chaos! 
  18. Explore what nourishes you, what’s tugging at you. A great way to start this is to create what I call “Soul notes” write down all the little cravings, tugs etc. It’s likely you will notice a pattern!
  19. If there is a trip or goal, dream etc that has been tugging at you. Create space for it. Do’t look at what your obstacles are right now. Simply create space for it. Maybe that means saving $5 a month for that dream, maybe it’s a Pinterest Board, Journal where you spill it all out without having to figure it all out. It is worthy of having space created of it as are you lovely soul!
  20. Reach out on a regular basis to others. A text, call, Facebook message, an article they would love, a card in the mail,  create a playlist or share a favorite podcast with them. This doesn’t have to cost money or much time.

Here is to living with intention

Heather

From My Bookshelf, Holistic Living, Inspired

January reads

Hey lovely soul!

My goal every year (for the past 4 ish years) is to read at least 2 books a month. Last year was a vortex and I didn’t create enough space to read as often as I could have.

So I didn’t get close to that, however it’s a fresh new year! One thing I’m doing to help increase my chances of meeting my intention is to choose my reads each month.

I also have audiobooks and kindle books, this month however my two focus reads are physical books.

This a beautiful book, one I’ll be going to again and again. If you haven’t read the first one I’d recommend checking it out as well. (note the bookmark, it was my Dads who loved Einstein, figured it was fitting to use in this grief book!)

 

 

I just love the cover and title of this book.  I am liking it so far (only about 15 pages in thus far)

What are you reading?

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

15 min Inspired Action, Empowerment Prompt, Holistic Living, Inspired, living with intention

15 Mini Life Edits- Living with Intention

 

15 mini life edits
Hey Lovely Souls!
For some reason I love the idea of a life edit, but editing and overhauling everything isn’t likely or realistic. (not to mention it’s overwhelming!)
So I created a list of 15 ways to create little min life edits for yourself. These are all fairly simple (and not too time consuming) ways to add what would help support you and subtract what isn’t.
  1. Clean out your purse/bag/wallet -Only put back in what is needed, deal with the rest (put it away, throw it away etc..)
  2. .Create a yes stack of books!
  3. Delete apps you never use.
  4. Turn off notifications that distract you and suck you into the vortex!
  5. Get/Use a reusable water bottle to be a constant reminder to hydrate.
  6. Unsubscribe from emails that you always delete anyway (or that just make you feel bad, obligated or any type of should feeling… )
  7. Put your creative supplies (some of them) out in a place where you will see them daily.
  8. Write down your ideas (use a notes app on your phone or carry a notebook with you)
  9. Choose the books you want to read each month and write them down. I have so many books. I constantly say I want to read more.. and yet I don’t. Part of that is because I have not intentionally selected what I want to be reading.
  10. Remove (when you can) the items from your space that derail what you say you want. (example: You want to eat healthier but all you have around is junk food… not helpful to eating healthier is it?!)
  11. Add in the items (where you can) that support what you want. (going with the example above, add in fruits, veggies or less processed stuff) But this can go for all sorts of items!
  12. Set up reminders on your phone to hydrate, take a deep breath, to check in with yourself.
  13. Get rid of the books and magazines that feel like shoulds (I should learn this, be this way or read/use it because I paid so much…) Sell or give them away. Let what feels like an obligation be a blessing to someone else.
  14. Automate what you can where you can. Bills, supplies… you always get. This isn’t about being on autopilot it’s about making things easier, less stressful.
  15. Make a list of go to’s.. .Menu, grocery items, self care practices… It can be a great tool to check in with when you are trying to engage in those things. Instead of always trying to come up with something new or off the top of your head. You have your sort of master list of… to pull from.

 

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

Creative, Holistic Living, Inspired

5 ways to express gratitude & A Gratitude project

 

5 ways to express gratitude & A Gratitude project
Gratitude:
1) Write it down, make a list or list one thing and expand on it.
2) Take a picture of something/someone you are grateful for… “bonus” for a why.
3) Put your hand on your heart and name at least 3 things in your life, about yourself, your body etc… that you are grateful for.
4) Share on social media and invite others to do so.
5) Look someone in the eyes and tell them you appreciate them (general or specific) (can’t be near them.. text em!)
Gratitude Project:
A project that I have done and modified as the holidays have shifted. Is to have everyone (or a several) people write done something that they appreciate or admire about someone else in the family (you can do this for each family member) and if you can designate someone (yourself or not.. ) to gather the words and put it into a document and print it out (or you can hand write too)
Don’t put who said what though… they get a list of words about them…
Loving, Creative, Good Listener etc..
This could of course also be done at Christmas or anytime of the year!
Here is to living with intention
Heather