Drink your greens 🍵 Eat your greens 🥬  Add in all the greens

Drink your greens 🍵
Eat your greens 🥬 
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🌱 Add in as much green shit as you can. 
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💚 dark leafy greens, fresh herbs, chlorella, spirulina, chlorophyll, sprouts, salad greens, green juice powder, matcha green tea… 

Add more into your day for all the good alkalising properties, detoxification support, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fibre… 
And the all round healthy feeling you get after your green juice or a fresh salad. 
All part of a balanced lifestyle. 
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I am responsible for my own health 💚 
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This is all a note to myself to add more greens in. Started today with chlorella in h20 🍵 

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Decluttering my handbag – contents reveal

Virgo full moon vibes.

Decluttering my bag

Safe to say it was 50% receipts & paper, 50% oils

It was a mess and had in it just whatever I’ve chucked in lately.

Removed all the paper now to sort these and get a pouch back in there for the oils.

Contents
Coins, wallet, coin purse – suppose to be in car for when I need small change, tweezers, pens, headphones, earrings, hair ties. 

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☁️ Easy Air vapour stick – respiratory support natural chest rub 
☁️ Adaptiv Calming blend roller – calming, grounding, anxious feelings, ‘taking a breath ‘ during a busy day. 
☁️ Peppermint – ‘wake up’, breath freshen, on the back of neck, inhale to freshen up, cooling, digestive support 
☁️ Peppermint beadles – freshen breath 
☁️ Dream limited edition roller – purefume
☁️ Aspire limited edition roller – purefume 
☁️ Spa herbal lip balm – 
☁️ Spa Body Mist – ‘beautiful’ blend scented – moisturiser, smells so good 
☁️ Natural deodorant – ‘Balance’ scented – amazing & grounding 

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⭐ Ills and chills homeopathic spray – colds, sore throats 

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☀️ SPF 30+ sunblock stick

Harness the virgo energy & declutter an area, bag or your house ✨

Show me your bag contents 🤩

Much love

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All becoming home bodies due to corona virus

🍁All becoming home bodies.🍁

🍁 Stay home this weekend
🍁 Dont go anywhere you don’t have to
🍁 No matter what’s going on its thinking ahead to avoid major strain on our health system. If all the beds are full then what about the usual cases that come through on a weekly basis heart attacks, strokes, accidents etc
🍁 Be mindful of others who are vulnerable & how it will effect the hosp& their staff.
🍁 Staying home isn’t a big deal
🍁 I think it’s more important to be proactive than think fuck I wish we had stayed home a couple of weeks ago.

🍁 We will get through this. Help flatten the curve, look after others, check on your elderly neighbours from a distance. Enjoy home days with your whanau.

KIA KAHA❤️

Protect your energy & surround yourself with uplifting people

⭐Choose to be around people who inspire you, are uplifting, positive, have a growth mindset. This goes for those you follow & engage with online 

⭐ Limit the time you spend with those that ‘put you in a bad mood’ 

⭐ ‘Zip up’ your energy. Imagine wearing a full onesie w a big zipper going right up covering to the top of your head & all. Imagine or pretend to zip it up when you are around draining people. Thinking or saying ( obviously before they can hear you) ‘ I’m Zipping up My energy’ 

⭐ Tea tree behind your ears – diluted with carrier oil. This can help energetically from negative comments coming in. Sort of repelling them. Also on your shoulders if you feel ‘like there’s a lot on your shoulders’ 

⭐ Fear & panic and other negative emotions aren’t good for your immune system so nows the time to stop & think about how you feel around certain people / while watching certain programming / reading too much etc. 

⭐Obviously be wise, stay alert to your local health authorities advice, social distancing is a big thing, take care of yourself so your immune system is primed to deal with anything that comes up. 

⭐STAY WELL ⭐ YOU ARE HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE ⭐

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How to do morning pages.

Clearing my head 🌸 with the help of Morning pages

I stopped doing my morning pages about 4 months ago and I really notice the difference.

When I’m practicing them

🌠I have a clearer head it’s like a brain dump every morning
🌠 Ideas flow to me
🌠I remember things I need to do

How to do your morning pages

🌸The idea is sit down pretty much as soon as you get up. Often after getting a cuppa. It can be done at anytime of the day it will still benefit. By doing it in the morning it helps to catch all the thoughts that have been rolling around your head overnight.

🌸You write a constant stream of thoughts and fill three A4 size pages.

🌸It’s like a type of meditation really. You are writing whatever thought comes to your head & if nothing comes you write ‘I don’t know what to write’ until something pops up again.

🌸 This clears your mind & brings up so many great ideas.

Creative people often use this technique & it was coined by Julia Cameron in her book/course the artists way.

Which I recommend and recently got free. I also saw a collection of her three books in one book “The complete Artists way – Creativity as a Spiritual Practice“, at the library and it also looks great.

I’ve been back doing morning pages this week.

What are your morning non negotiables?

Let me know in the comments below

Much love

Kelly xo

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A year of Intentional Living

When I was going through my 2019 desires I chose Intentional for my word of the year.

Meaning of intentional

I’m embracing the word by trying a year of intentional living. I plan to slow down the flow into my life. So I can enjoy what I have, be present, get clarity within different areas of my life and clear out what isn’t serving me.  It’s inspired by a low spend year – to be conscious and intentional when spending my money, slow living, minimalism, decluttering, konmari of course, conscious consumerism, and sustainable living. As well as Leonie Dawson’s No spend experiment & Jen Storers Depth Year

What if for a whole year you stopped acquiring new things or taking on new pursuits. Instead, you returned to abandoned projects, stalled hobbies, unread books and other neglected intentions and go deeper with them than you ever have before. ~ David Cain

Yes yes yes! This quote has it nailed for me.

My intention for my intentional year is to minimise the inflow into my home especially that which doesn’t serve us.

To use up, finish, enjoy or declutter the things we already have. Also stopping the flow of more & more information, next best course etc that I ‘need’. I love it but I have so much digital content which I’ve already purchased that I a) haven’t started or b) haven’t implemented what I have learnt.  

How does this look?

I’ll go over some of the areas that I will be focusing on.

The old way

I have a whole pile of books that I’ve brought but haven’t read. Yet I go to the library with the kids all the time & come away with 10 books that I try and get through before half of them are due back. My kindle app & Ibook apps both have books I’ve brought that I haven’t read/finished.

The new way

Read my books I’ve brought one at a time. Decide if it’s a book I want to keep – usually I just keep the ones that I earmark so much that it’s easier to keep than take notes from. I’ll also read my kindle books when out & about.

Once I’ve read all the books I own I’ll get two at a time from the library – one to start & one back up to start when number 1 is finished. I’ll be saving in library fines too 👍🏽

Clothing. Living intentionally. Capsule wardrobe, buy no new clothes, mend clothing. New day same outfit

Clothes

👩🏻Me – Finding which clothes I love & which are my favourite. Then decluttering what I don’t want. We wear 20% of what we own 80% of the time. I always grab for the same outfits, I choose to wear the ones I love & feel good in over and over. I need to declutter the mediocre which I put on and think “it’ll do”. Who wants to wear “It’ll do”! I want it all to be my fave.

👦🏽👧🏽 Kids – every time I do washing I think god they have a lot of clothes. So they are done for the year.

I am getting a pair of pants made locally for the boy because he only has jeans as long pant at the moment.

I will declutter their small clothes & what they don’t wear too. I try to keep a small selection for Playcentre. Because it’s lots of messy play I don’t want a whole bunch of paint & dye covered clothes. I’d rather just have a small collection of those, as you can’t pass them on when they grow out of them so it seems a waste.

✂️ I also have a pile of clothes that need small repairs which I will get to this year too.

I love a good opshop find so I really need to steer clear of them, because who can pass up that amazing $5 top thats black like the rest of my wardrobe. No self control in an opshop so best not to go there. One caveat to the rule would be going with a set amount of cash for a very specific item. This again could be safer through Trademe or another online secondhand platform.

Intentional living with digital content. Buying no more online courses

Digital Content

I have online courses which I have purchased and haven’t completed, haven’t started or haven’t implemented what I’ve learnt. I’m not signing up for any more courses this year I want to go through what I’ve got and actually use it. I also have a variety of PDFs saved on my iPad. I’m good. Mantra – “I’ve got all the information I need and when I need it the perfect information/inspiration will find its way to me.”

Living intentionally with personal care products, skincare, essential oils.

Personal Care

I make some of my own products from Essential Oils so I’ll still be getting my monthly wellness box from Doterra. But I will only get what I haven’t already got. I get some other products from Miessence I’m quite well stocked up on this at the moment but if I need anything once I’ve used it up I’ll grab some more.

I do have some random lotions, oils, and other products which I haven’t finished off yet so will try to use these up before I get anymore.

Stationary

I love stationary and can’t resist a cute notebook. So needless to say I have enough to get me through the year. No more notebooks, diaries, cards, pens, stickers, pretty paper. I might be inspired to send more snail 🐌 mail 💌 to actually use some of my stationary. I love to make mini vision boards in my diary as I go through them & think I have enough supplies for this too. I could print things out if need be.

Living intentionally with crafts - using up craft supplies, finishing projects & buying no new craft supplies

Craft

I’ve got material that I brought with great intentions but it’s still sitting there so I’ll decide what to make with that & use it. I have a few other craft projects that are yet to be completed. And a bunch of rimu & other wood I want to make something with. Will tick them off or get rid of them. Basically just stopping the flow in and using all the things I have, finishing projects & decluttering what I don’t love. Looking forward to spending more time getting creative rather than scrolling. I won’t be buying any new craft supplies. If I’m looking to do creative projects after I’ve finished up or discarded the others I’ll look at what I can use around me – using natural resources, up cycling etc.

Upcycling as a part of intentional living

Notes

Im going to finish projects up & use up products etc. But if Im not enjoying the projects & they have lost their appeal I’ll get rid of them. Same goes for the products if I don’t like them they are out.

Its like a slow very intentional Konmari method – it has to spark joy, if it doesn’t it will be discarded mindfully. Konmari mets Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle, Recycle.

PS I did read and follow Marie Kondo’s method a couple of years ago. But I didn’t discard as ruthlessly because I did have in mind the wastefulness and unethical side of just throwing things away. I did get rid of lots of clothes but not much from the other categories.

This year more thought is on the refusing/reducing what comes in.

Konmari sparks joy. This sparks joy. This doesn’t spark joy.

Main reasons why I’m doing this

🎀 Keep the flow into our home low

🎀 Accomplishment of finishing projects, online courses & books. Getting them off my mental & physical to do list.

🎀 Mindful spending / consuming

🎀 Declutter mindfully what I don’t love.

🎀 Getting creative offline

🎀 Slow down my information consumption – information overload.

🎀 Forming better habits around spending, consuming, finishing what I start.

I’m just sharing my musings, getting myself accountability & keeping a reminder/record of what I intend to do. I’ll post along the way.

Much love

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