We made it through January!
January was a whirlwind. Everyone was running around, trying to stick to strict goals and putting themselves in boxes as a way to better themselves. We watched a tyrant man who refuses to listen to the people he represents take over this country. We watched his administration lie on day one in office. But, most importantly we fought back.
If protesting isn’t a sign of self-love and gratitude I don’t know what is. Women’s Marches all over the world promoted love, peace and a lot of gratefulness for living in a country where we are allowed to make our voices heard. We have a long way to go before we get to equality but January 21st left me feeling grateful for the women, men and children who are going to be on the right side of history.
My intentions for January were to meditate every day, do 31 days of yoga and to turn my “I’m Sorry’s” into “Thank you’s” I am proud to say that I did it, well mostly. I did miss a few days of meditation, I’m not perfect.
One of my daily meditations inspired me to start keeping a gratitude journal. Every night before bed I sit down and write at least 10 things that I am thankful for from that day. They can be as benign as food or as productive as learning a new skill at work. It can be hard as fuck, but love it. It forces me to recognize that even on long, tiresome, weird days there are still so many beautiful things in my life. This has turned some of my bad days around right before bed. Along with my magical pillow spray from my Calm Box, this has been helping me sleep better at night. It’s just like counting your blessings as a little kid.
These acts of self-love that I participated in truly did help me on my journey to love and creativity. It is easiest to spread love when you already hold it within you.
How are you holding up on your intentions with the new year?