Friday, 20 October 2017
Change is in the Air
My last post here was about the steps I took in order to get myself back on track with relation to how I viewed myself and my well-being. To know that I am doing all I can do to take care of my mind and my body with nurturing and good nutrition has been a catalyst for improving other areas of my life.
Once I had 'cracked' where I wanted my life to go with emphasis on self improvement and self love, I was able to take charge of other things such as my home environment and make changes there that would have a positive impact on my (and others) life. I had a big clear out in the summer and decluttered quite a few rooms. Things then came to a standstill for a while (but that is OK) and I started to make small changes starting with the kitchen. I had a sort out of the kitchen food drawers getting rid of out of date herbs and spices that I had been hanging onto for years! Now I am much more discerning about my choice of flavourings and can gradually build up my new stock. I bought a couple of large white rectangular plastic 'baskets 'and now my condiments, 'super-foods', and store cupboard packets are all within easy reach inside them. Before making this change I had a chaotic 'system' of having everything loose inside the drawer.
Another change I have made has been meal prep for the week. So, on a Sunday I decide what things I want to eat for the next few days and I do some preparation in advance. During the week, when I cook the evening meals I always keep some aside for my lunch box. Having systems in place is helping my life flow much more easily.
I think the key to organisation is keeping on top of things. During my 'inertia' phase I was unable to make headway in sorting out my life. Now I make a point of seeing what needs to be sorted and I sort it!
Once I got started with organising my life the momentum just kept things rolling! At last after many years of a life on hold, I am making progress towards an environment that matches the life I want to lead.
The Linden tree above is a metaphor for my life right now. The leaves that are spent fall off and new leaf buds emerge the following spring. Life is all about change, renewal and rebirth. The changing seasons is natures's way of showing us that nothing is static. Everything needs to change and grow.