Good morning lovelies!
I hope you all had a good nights rest and ready for the day. Can you believe February’s over??? I can not. My life is flashing before my eyes. I am getting old, which obviously means my grandma status is getting more and more acceptable. Oh yeaaa!
I tried to make breakfast a little different. Banana whipped oats… with dates and sunflower seed butter 🙂 Seriously, a delicious change. I don’t use sunflower seed butter a lot, but I was definitely craving it in the morning. This actually lasted me almost 5 hours. Gotta love that!
Working during lunch and dinner time really puts a damper on cooking. It also creates a monster within me because I was ravenous! I didn’t eat till 3pm, but for me, 1pm is ideal. Here I added quinoa to the soup, made a side salad with some avocado and Newman’s Italian dressing, and some bread. I ended up eating the other half of my avocado with the bread at the end. It’s probably one of the best combinations. Ever. Snack was an orange.
So after I wrote about how I might have to slow down, or let something go, I set myself a mantra at yoga that day. A mantra is an intention that one uses for their practice/life. It may be something they would like to feel, experience, or remind themselves. It may also be a dedication towards another person. When you say it to yourself, most likely you will start to feel or do it. My mantra:
It is enough.
Being able to only stretch so far . It is enough. Putting down one of my books for a few weeks. Two is enough. Doing 30 minutes of school work some days. It is enough. Not going to #yogaeverydamnday. Thrice is enough. Going out once a week. It is enough. Getting six hours of sleep a night. It is enough (for me). Not being able to cook all week. Well, at least I still ate. That is enough.
I’m trying to learn that doing a little bit can still have great benefits. It becomes almost progression every time. I’ve always had this all or nothing mentality. That if I can only do a little, then I might as well not bother. When I get annoyed, discouraged, or upset about what I need to accomplish, knowing that I was able to dedicate some of my time towards whatever it is, I just remind myself, well, that was enough. Hopefully, I am blessed with another day, another week, to do whatever it is I please.
Enjoy your day (maybe weekend) beautiful people!