Yesterday I fell asleep before I had a chance to post day #6 of the “7 ways to be more kind to your mind” exercise/self-reflections from @laurajaneillustrations. So today I’ll post the thoughts/reflections for both Friday and Saturday. Twofer!
“Check in with your feelings. What are you feeling today? Why are you feeling this way? What do you need right now to support yourself & these feelings?”
Well, yesterday I felt…tired. I felt tired because it was the last day of a very long, busy week. I needed sleep to support myself, so I went to bed early. Which, of course, goes back to why I didn’t blog. 🙂
Saturday, on the other hand, was a much different story:
“Make space for you today. Do something simple that brings you gentle joy, like sitting in the sunshine, reading a book, or going for a walk. Be comfortable in your own company, in the softness of the silence; be present with yourself in the joy.”
Mission accomplished. First I went for a long walk with Finn and enjoyed all the colors that are finally starting to emerge. Then I went for a long run by myself in the cool fall air (still enjoying the colors) and loved every minute of it.
Gentle joy = lots of smiles. Mine, my dog’s and the world’s.
So that’s it! 7 days of being kind to our mind. Hope you’ve enjoyed as much as I did.