Today, was probably one of my most productive days. It started with me sleeping from approximately 12:30am to about 9:30am. That felt brilliant. I took it easy for most of the morning. But got up and put supper in the slow cooker with the help of my husband. And then, well, then I gardened. I gardened for about 2 and a half hours. I just kept going and going. And when I finished, I looked at it all. I saw my foggy vision of what I wanted for that space becoming clearer. I knew exactly what I needed for the next steps. I think I solved a problem for the front bed. And I did this all while listening to a really good story on audible. But more importantly, I focused only on what I needed to do and the story I was listening to. I was really proud of myself. And more importantly, I think our garden is starting to get into shape. There is plenty more that needs to be done with it, but I like what is happening now. But more importantly, I didn’t think about anything else. I only focused on the gardening. Mindful gardening, you might say.
Once I finished all that, I made a plan for the next steps in the garden and then I took my shower. Anyone reading along at home will remember how badly mindful showering has been going for me. But, this shower, this shower felt amazing. I could feel myself becoming cleaner. The hot water felt amazing. I had reached mindful showering. I was so incredibly pleased with myself but this linked back to a principle I had already established, no mindfulness before coffee.
I have since made lunches for the week and did the prep work so our dinner for tomorrow is currently marinating in the fridge. I am on fire today. I have also read up on what this week in Mindfulness will bring and I have to say I’m excited about it, aside from trying to mindfully do another routine task. That is going to be hard. But, the body scan meditation I think I have done before in one of my taster yoga sessions and that seems to go okay for me. The second thing I have to do is go for a 15-30 minute walk. I love this. I try to walk on my lunch every day at work anyway so I am really pleased that this can now be incorporated into my mindfulness work.
Apart from all of that, this four day weekend has been really refreshing. I am getting somewhere with our garden. I have made some truly tasty food. I have slept. I feel a bit more refreshed and ready to face the world. I just need to use this mindfulness to help myself not get so run down in the first place. That would be brilliant.