|Coral Peony Fine Art Photography by Judy Stalus of New Hampshire|
It feels great to come out of the long cold Winter into the warmth and hope of Spring. I never fail to feel a sense renewal, which for me, also triggers motivation for change. More than ever Spring reminds me of living simple and the joy of less. The urge, almost a drive, to lighten my load even further, has taken hold.
Interesting that the Fall season has an almost opposite effect. A feeling of settling in, gathering supplies for the winter days of baking and cooking, or perhaps a favorite hobby to enjoy.
I thought I had trimmed my household last year, but no, I feel a strong need to take it to a new level. At the same time I'm thinking about what kinds of healthy habits can I adopt to improve my health, especially after such a stressful season personally. Did I maintain my usually consistent workout routine? No! Did I focus on eating sensibly and stay away from junk food? No! Did I get enough rest and go to bed when that little voice would say, "it's getting late..."? No!
I want my energy back. I want to sleep peacefully. I want to open my closet and see space between the hangers. (Almost there, but not quite.) I want to know I could pick up and move without too much trouble and fit into a space one third the size of my current home. (And I may do just that some time this year!) I want to eat healthy without a lot of fuss or expense. That's all. :-)
The following blogs and links are my inspiration:
Rachel Meeks blogs about her simple daily living. Very enjoyable to visit, specially now as she writes about living in Italy. (My dream one day...)
Jason Billows is tackling a 30 day no wheat diet that sounds so interesting I thought I'd try it too. It's just 30 days and he has such an encouraging attitude, I can't help but join him.
Interesting read about creating a healthy non-toxic home by Organic Grace.
Is anyone else "unfurling" their petals this Spring and creating change? Please share! :-)