True to an Aquarian, I’m impulsive, emotional, and very driven. And I often don’t ask for what I need. Typically, at the end of a hectic day that bleeds right into night, I untangle by slathering a hydrating mud mask on my face, followed by a soak in an Epsom salt and lavender bath… aaahhh. The warm water washes comfort over me and helps to soothe the crazy, at least on the outside.
But what’s happening on the inside when I feel this way?
I have to ask myself if this state of mind, this feeling of needing to escape is actually nothing more than an illusion – a place I let my mind create where stress and tension is simply amplified.
I do believe our thoughts create our reality, and I try to live optimistically and think as positively as I can. I also believe it’s important to recognize the good things we accomplish or manifest in our lives on a daily basis.
Oftentimes, I think we accomplish a lot more than we realize, even though we drive ourselves into the ground day after day barely acknowledging this. I know I rarely stop to let myself feel a sense of accomplishment because I’m too busy moving on to the next “thing.”
But if you spend a few moments thinking about this, you realize all of us make magic constantly, we really do. And I think we should try more often to notice that; to pause, breathe, and replay our victories, the positive contributions we make on a daily basis, no matter how big or how small they may be.
This evening, sipping on a cup of matcha tea after yet another crazy day, I spent a few moments reflecting on nothing but the good… I paused, I noticed, and it made me feel great.
And guess what? It helped rejuvenate me in both body and soul much better than soaking (sometimes sulking) in the tub. And even though I still find a long, hot bath very relaxing, this time I “shimmied” out the door instead, feeling happy with myself as I took a little sunset stroll. After all, one can never see enough sunsets.
With much love,