I start everything I do with a feeling, an intention.
This is at the core of my creative practice, and I could even say of my life. Because I do start cooking with the intention of nourishing my body and showing my people how much I care for them. Because intention is the seed of everything.
Lately, I have been more daring regarding my decisions. Going to places that scare me. Doing things way outside of my comfort zone. Because I learned that it is so beautiful outside this zone of “I know what’s happening. I have control over it”.
Find that nugget of Joy
I won’t tell you this is an easy task, but once you know how to tap into this well, you won’t look back. It can be anything, really. And it does not have to be something huge.
For me, Joy appears when I get messy in my art journal, letting myself be guided.
For me, Joy appears when I walk the dog in the sunshine.
For me, Joy appears when I am pushing my body’s limits during a workout.
For me, Joy appears when a loved one hugs me out of the blue.
For me, Joy appears when I get lost in a fantastic book.
Everything is weaved together
Have you ever noticed how much how you feel when you wake up in the morning will influence the rest of your day ? Yup, I guess we have all been there.
Take the time your Soul needs to replenish. You deserve it ! It took me a very long period to accept this Truth. And it still not something automatic even when I know, deep in my guts, that my body and/our my soul need the downtime and the love.
When I nourish my body with plant-based food, it makes everything else click together. When I lose myself in my creative practice, I am happier. Stress seems to disappear for a while. Same goes with inflammation caused by my fibromyalgia.
This is crazy ! But make yourself a priority.