Mindful 3: February 2016
February is a bit of a wacky month, is it not? I feel like the whole working world has their heads down, either starting a new year or mid way through one. Students are mostly back at school and the celebrations and goals of a month ago, have become a distant memory. Things are taking over, and everything starts to speed up. So if you are reading this, let it act as a reminder to take in every single moment. I myself have really noticed a difference in how the days and weeks have flown by lately. It's somewhat scary when you dwell on it, but there is no point in doing that because your actions in the present are what matter. My yoga practice is slowly picking up it's pace again which is nice, stretching can be so good for the soul. Plus it draws you to the present and allows you to slow down for a mini. Without further ado, here are February's mindful three...
- Washing sweet potatoes under water; if you haven't ever experienced this amazingness, or noticed it - I suggest you go do it right now. That is, the groovy colour change that occurs when sweet potatoes are washed. Their pinky-red colouring shines through and it looks like a sunset. Need I say more.
- Taking molded shoes off, then walking in carpet; okay so very specific I know, but I have these particular Teva sandals that have a supported arch and therefore my foot doesn't sit flat when I wear them. So when I take them off, and walk of a flat cushiony surface like carpet, there is an amazing sensation of your foot readjusting to walking on a flat surface.
- Glow from a yellow lamp on an overcast day; I have this girly pink lamp in my room that has a very yellow bulb at the moment, and I love the soft aura it emits when I turn it on. We've had a few gloomy overcast days recently, so if I'm working on something in my room I will turn it on. It makes me feel all warm and cosy, as well as calm and present.