Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Grey Skies And A Sunny Start
I was at church on Sunday and there was an air of 'flat-pan-cake' about the place. We are a small group and there is no denying it; January and February have been pretty bleak. Grey skies, bugs that are keeping people indoors, cold and damp weather has seeped into joints and bones are tiered. If you are in the U.K at the moment there is not much color to be enjoyed.
Even the Chiropractic Centre in Godalming that has been recently taken-over has been painted a slate grey with dark green window frames. They do great work there, but to be honest, as I walk along the river and look over the lamas lands all I see now is a squat grey unwelcoming building instead of the happy cream/yellow that used to brighten the horizon. Personally I don't think it does justice to the people who work there as they are fantastic Practitioners.
So, what is this blog about today? It's about five things to help us think 'UP'!
We all need things in our lives that will pull us through to summer, so here are my top tips of the day.
1) Start your day with color.
The other thing that I like to do is make a smoothy for breakfast. This morning I shoved oats, mixed seeds, kiwi, banana and a mango in a blender and zapped it up with some orange juice. Totally useless if you are a diabetic, but it did give me the lift I needed!
2) Read a book.
FLYlady and I have to say it's a winner.
3) Invite some mates over for a meal at your house.
4) Wear colorful clothes.
Have a good look in your wardrobe tonight and pull out everything that has some colour to it and that makes you feel good. Make some outfits up and put them together on hangers. This is another FLYLady tip which cuts down faffing time in the morning as you only have to pull out one hanger that has all your clothes ready for the day. However, if you look at your accessories as well, like your scarves, gloves, jewelry and so on, you may find that you have a lot of colour in there that you can add to your day. I believe in accessorizing can add a lot of fun and lift an outfit out of the depths of 'bleak'.
Men; you have no accuse not to do this too. Have a look at your suits, shirts, ties, scarves, coats and soaks. Add colour were you can and don't just settle for black and white. A pop of colour will make you and all those around you feel less low.
5) Do something different.
Don't fancy climbing? Go to a dance class or a yoga session. Just try something that you have always wanted to but never got round to. Don't make the winter even more boring by stuffing yourself onto a tred-mill. Yawn!
So, hope it helps and that you get some mental inspiration to lift you out of the fog.