Updated: Aug 6
(pictured - my plants sunning themselves before I decide where they should go!)
I'm coming up into the fun side of a move after months of not being sure of what our plans actually were due to the shifting in some way or another every human on the planet has had to make.
We had been planning for years to purchase our first home, and it happened to coordinate with the events of this spring - job loss, sickness and overall unsurety.
Over the past few months I had a crash course in getting present. We navigated to buy ourselves a few extra weeks to make our decision and then packed for the unknown. It wasn't until two weeks ago, right at the very last minute, that we finally had an exact plan. I feel like I could write an encyclopedia on how to live in the present moment at this point haha!
So now here we are - the packing and moving, reminiscing and cleaning of our old home behind us, ready to unpack (to me this is the fun part!).
I'm excited for new memories and a CHANGE.
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.
I speak to my yoga students a lot about change. Heraclitus said "The only constant in life is change". It's sometimes lovely. It's sometimes drops the earth from under our feet like 2020 has for most of us. Change can point out things to us that we didn't realize we needed or wanted. Sometimes change is planned, other times it's completely unexpected. Regardless of how expected it was though, it requires a shift of mindset to accommodate.
As change has been on my mind so much due to my own personal situation and the world as a whole, I've been thinking about how a LITTLE change would do us each good (flashback summer of '93 when Sheryl Crow was on repeat for me - you can tell I'm an 80s baby!). It doesn't need to be an entire move. And certainly we've all been through more change recently than we would have asked for. BUT if you're feeling a bit stuck or stagnant, especially if you're staying home more now...consider a little change to shift your perspective and world.
7 WAYS TO CHANGE THINGS UP
These are some little changes that I love and find to make a big shift in my world (in the best way possible!)
1. MOVE THE CONFIGURATION OF A ROOM IN YOUR SPACE
Change around your furniture or decorations.
If it feels great, maybe change it up for more rooms. You'll be amazed at how much this shift of your space contributes to how new things feel.
2. BRING THE OUTSIDE IN
Pick some flowers, bring a plant inside or purchase a new house plant. It will freshen up your space, literally!
3. PAINT AN ACCENT WALL
What is your favorite color? One that makes you smile ear to ear? Paint an accent wall that color and watch it change your perspective.
When we organize our surroundings to feel really good and livable, it feels good. Donate things you no longer use, rearrange items and organize them to work with your life more.
5. DIFFUSE YOUR FAVORITE SCENT.
Diffuse your favorite essential oils every morning to uplift your day.
If you have one you love that can be applied to your skin (be sure to research first!), apply when you feel a mid-day slump for a welcomed upbeat change.
6. DEEP DIVE INTO YOUR WELLNESS ROUTINES
Look at your wellness routines to see what you love and don't. Little changes like drinking lemon water every morning can make a huge difference in how you feel.
7. SELF CARE
Add in or change up your self care routines. Are you making yourself a priority daily? Whether it's a one minute meditation or a two hour yoga class - adding in a conscious self care routine is a change that creates a ripple effect.
What are your favorite way to change things up?
Cheers to change my friends. It's a part of life and even though it WILL happen, we can exhale a sigh of relief in knowing that the power we have in change is how we embrace it.