outside my window, an oregon junco is hopping around looking for seeds, perching occasionally on the spokes of my old schwinn bicycle. not so long ago, i wouldn't have been been obsessing about my to do llists, and feverishing multi-tasking instead of remembering to open the blinds and looking out at the garden as i ate and worked.
so far, despite being under the weather i have been doing very well on my resolutions this week. i have stretched, eaten breakfast, taken my vitamins and done my morning pages every day and generally stuck to my new routines. i meditated and did my 15-minute pick-up every day but one, took the stairs regularly all week and even did some good walking. i also started reading my mindfulness workbook and bought a journal to use to do the exercises. that leaves the two big challenges: cooking with frozen spinach and decluttering the kitchen -- the perfect activities for a rainy, low-energy day and weekend. and the perfect activities for focusing on health at the start of spring.
according to the feng shui shopper email i recieved in my inbox this morning:
"Spring is here. As the season awakens, it is represented by the wood element which is responsible for maintaining a free flow of energy (Chi) throughout the body. It is a time of hope and awakening. You can invite new things into your life simply by creating space for them. The wood element plays a major role in the detoxification process and in Feng Shui food terms is represented by the taste of or bitter. With this in mind it’s a good time to eat lots of fresh, natural, bitter foods such as arugula, dandelion greens and spinach...
This is a great time to clear the clutter and get rid of things that no longer serve you. Your state of health in Feng Shui terms is related to your kitchen so this is a good time to de-clutter the refrigerator/freezer and clean out your cupboards, drawers, and surfaces to create vibrant energy that will flow and nourish your life."
that's the hope.