Are you ready to spring clean?

march 2021 Apr 30, 2021

Are you ready to spring clean

 

Will you tackle an inside cleaning project that has been talking to you? There’s raking outside for those with yards. The grass is always so grateful to have its back scratched. Watch the grass spring to life in a matter of days. 

 

When I do a deep seasonal clean, I’ll look at an object and ask myself, “If I lived in a tiny house, would I need this?” If the answer is No, then into the give-away bag it goes. 

 

Keep only what serves you. 

 

When you’re out for a vigorous walk or on your yoga mat after a good session, let go of your worries and woes. Walk near a river, lake, or ocean and allow the water to absorb your anxiety. 

 

With an increased number of people getting vaccinated, the world is starting to feel a bit more open. Don’t get overwhelmed with plans. One story told of a beach in Mexico where it was hard to see the sand due to the massive crowds of visitors. 

 

The pandemic isn’t over. There will be spikes. And people will have lingering symptoms from COVID. One statistic showed that 80% of people who suffered from COVID had at least one or more long-term symptoms of the disease, even a year out. Muscle fatigue or weakness were two of the most common signs of the lingering disease.

 

Protect yourself and your family. Prioritize and plan. Create a schedule with your must-haves and would-be-nice trips and events. Be like Goldilocks-not too hot or too cold. 

 

Build a Bridge

These are words by which I live my life. That’s what I told the Yoga Warrior Contest that I joined. If you’d like to vote for me, here's the link. I’d love your vote of confidence! If I win, I will be interviewed for a 2-page spread in Yoga Journal and will receive $10,000! The voting continues (daily if you’d like!) until April 29. 

 

This Saturday volunteers for the Gallatin (County) Refugee Connections will be putting kits together to help with resettlement efforts. For the past four years, 100 refugees have moved to Montana from various countries including Eritrea, The Congo, Syria, and Afghanistan. As the volunteer coordinator, I’ve been emailing community members and creating a spreadsheet for when people can help this Saturday, March 27. 

 

And baking for others is a good way to have the house smell good without eating all of the calories ;-) As a baking volunteer, I’ve made Banana Crunch Muffins, Butter Tart Pinwheels, Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes, Blueberry Maple Oat Squares, Mini Quiches and Healthy Crackers. It’s a nice way to thank our volunteers!

 

Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon general said “Service is the door out of loneliness.” I find that giving back to my community increases my sense of self-worth and feeling of connection. 

 

Add a bridge pose to your exercise regimen. Before you sit down to watch your next show or movie, do a three-minute bridge. Once you’re on the floor, let your body guide you into other poses or exercises to increase your mobility and release tension. 

Remember, summer bodies are created in the winter and spring!

 

In April, we’ll come together again to Nourish Your Vitality ~ 6 Days to Boost Your 50+ Health Plan.

Jump on this FREE training to put together your schedule to 

sleep well even when the birds are performing their early morning symphony

create more energy as you eat seasonally with primavera meals 

learn simple strategies to stay chill even as the temps start to heat up.

 

We’ll meet on Zoom and in the Nourish Your Vitality Facebook Sisterhood. 

Use this link to sign up.

April 5-10 at 5 pm MT/7 pm ET. 

 

Especially as we start to see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, 

Let’s focus on your wellness….

 

Kathy 

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