I learned some breathing exercises.
Breath in and fill your lungs... then slowly release.
Sounds simple and easy.
Do it for one minute.
It is amazing what a minute of breathing can do for your state of mind!
Breathing exercises are the perfect time to do a face mask.
So I did that too.
Multitasking at its finest.
I hope you will find time for you today.
Just 10 minutes will do a world of good.
Breathing exercise benefits: Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. (from the internet)
Face masks benefits: 1. Refines skin pores 2. Increases hydration 3. Diminishes fine lines 4.Gives even skin tone 5. Firmer skin ( From MK)
I started getting my garden together... cleaning up the herb bed. The sage has grown so big! This winter hasn't been very cold... my daffodils are coming up! I trimmed the sage and brought it in to dry. Apparently the sage was home to some flying insects or bugs. As I was cutting the sage leaves off to dry... out came the bugs. Next time I will shake the plant a little bit more! The house smells of sage now...It only took 2 hours in the oven (170 degrees). I cut the rosemary too. The mint is going strong and I need to make mint tea. Basil is my favorite to add to salads. Once you start an herb garden you will have many favorites.
1. Herbs are great for an indoor garden. 2. Herbs can be used in your cooking. 3. Drying herbs is simple.
Here is a project you can't refuse. Start an indoor herb garden. You can do this!
Use a good potting soil and you will have a healthy plant. This might be the simplest project you have ever done. Get a medium pot, good potting soil, and a plant. You could also plant from seed. I have had difficulty planting cilantro from seed. Mint is a hardy plant and easy to grow and great for a Mint Julep. Mint lemonade is delicious too!
Put your plant where you can see it and don't forget to water it!
Mint Lemonade Recipe
6 cups water
2 cups lemon juice
1/2 cup mint leaves
Sweetener of your choice ( Honey is yummy.)
Mix all the ingredients and put in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Just a quick look at the yarn I am using for my colorful granny square blanket... I think I need more purples!! I have been putting odd color combinations together and I like them!
This is good advice... Don't forget to create a life that includes taking care of yourself. I have to remind myself that I need just a few minutes for myself each day. There are many different ways to do this. Make a list of 10 things that you would enjoy as a " time out."
What are your favorites?
4. Listen to Music
7. Knit or Crochet
8. Talk to a Friend
10. Aroma Therapy
I say new adventures but I really mean new projects.
This past weekend I started a new blanket.
Have you ever heard of granny squares?
My grandma had a colorful granny square blanket.
I love granny squares for 2 reasons...
1. I can use up all my little bits of yarn.
2. The color combinations are crazy!
I love playing with the different color combinations. I could call them color theory squares. The hardest part is not going to get more colors of yarn. I am supposed to get rid of yarn not buy more!
It was cold this past weekend so it was the perfect time to start.
I have 19 squares so far. I will connect them all together to make a very warm blanket.
It is the perfect winter project.
Hope you are happy and warm in your part of the world!