Hello! Grace here, as always on a Saturday!
How are you? What a week this has been.
I’m on a mission this weekend to clean my apartment up a bit. I’ve already cleaned up the bedroom and vanity area! Next up is the living room and kitchen. And then the office. I’ve been a bit all over the place this week, and whether it’s the news, current affairs or just those pesky hormones, I find (like my Mum) that cleaning & tidying helps clear my head.
I don’t know about you, but I can get quite down on myself when my space isn’t clean. I silently judge and berate myself for the mess and clutter, but it usually takes a messy and cluttered headspace type of week to do something about it.
TOP TIP: Always focus on ONE area at a time. Otherwise I personally get overwhelmed… I start clearing off bookshelves in one room, then get distracted by more clutter halfway through the job and suddenly I’m sat on the bathroom floor surrounded by the contents of those shelves too. ONE AREA AT A TIME.
I used to meditate multiple times a week at an amazing place called ‘Inscape’. I found that it helped declutter and clear my mind in a pretty epic way. And even Dave has said that there was a time where he could feel positive energy just emanating from me, because of the time I invested there and in myself. When I started working from home (for Clarity) I stopped going as often. Life was great, much less stressful! And I found I didn’t ‘need’ to go as regularly, particularly since it meant going into the city, rather than popping in on my way home from work.
Fast forward 1.5 years & a global pandemic later and I don’t do either; go into the city or meditate. Two of my once favourite things. And I wonder why things can affect me so, and throw me off kilter. Hmmm.
SO… The plan is to start meditating again. But of course, WHO ON EARTH can meditate in their home surrounded by clutter and mess? Not me. So this… is a process 🙂
Let’s sort the outside job, so that we can work on the inside job! Not to say anything is wrong, or that I’m struggling. I’m not, don’t worry. It just suddenly hit me that collectively we’ve gone through A LOT this year. And if I thought I needed meditation to manage balance & reactions in 2017, I imagine it would come in VERY handy now in 2020.
Sometimes it is good to do a check-in with yourself, and see what’s better now and what needs further improvement. Is there anything that you need to do more of? Because it’s beneficial to your peace of mind? Cleaning too? Gardening perhaps? Beauty/skin routines? Exercise? My Mum and Dave talk about going on their walks through the woods. It’s no different really. Should you be Crafting more? Since you know that it reeeeally calms your mind?
Speaking of crafting, I found peace in searching through your stunning artwork this week, on Groovi Worldwide & Clarity Worldwide… Many of the cards I picked this week happen to be on theme with today’s blog too. Check em out…
Glorious little gallery of your work, eh? Thank you for taking the time to create with Clarity… and giving me something to show off on a Saturday!
As you can imagine (and guess from some of this weeks selection) I’m obsessed with Tina’s Spiritual Mandala A5 Square Stamp Set… They’re available separately, but they’re exceptionally discounted as a set right now! 🙂
I’ve just started seeing all the samples begin to circulate online, and I’m very much in love with these designs! Not so dissimilar to this beautiful elephant design on my wall… look!
I must love ya and leave ya, so I can get to clearing! Because Clarity matters, in so many ways 😉
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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