Mud Lake blossom, May 2009
A complement to my list of Basics, I discovered a list of ten gentle daily practices (habits, actions, whatever you want to call them) that seem to have a positive impact on my energy levels and state of mind. In the spirit of climbing out of a late winter funk and returning to Centre, I intend experiment with them for a while and see what comes.
10 Gentle Daily Practices + 1
- Make your bed
- Put away the previous day’s clothes
- Write your morning pages
- Take your multivitamin
- Drink water
- Eat at least two servings of fruit and vegetables a day – each
- Go to bed early
- If you feel yourself withdrawing in an unhealthy way (you know the difference), reach out
- Hug D.
- Hug the dog
Bonus practice: Let go of the outcome and trust in the power of small, daily actions
Of course many others came to mind as I typed up my list as did many ways I could improve on what’s there. I like the idea of building on this foundation.
But just for today this list will do. Gentle, gentle is goes.
What daily practices help you back to Centre?