Putting on a good face
Putting on a good face can be the most important thing I start my day off with. If it is a cleaning ritual or the practice of make-up, it can help in setting the day, especially if I battling illness or depression or emotional illness. Just that small investment in myself can make all the difference. It could be a special bath soap or skin lotion, just the act of application and self love. The ritual of self care. Some days it can be all that I have the energy to do. But during the day, I am reminded by a glance in the mirror or by the smell of my skin that there will be a better day.
Living in the moment, not in the future
Living in the moment gives me the freedom of having a good moment, of just making it through that moment. When putting a whole future on my shoulders, it can get overwhelming and, sometimes, too much to bear. I take just that moment to indulge myself. I use oils and sents that help me remember my goals and objectives. The Good.
Keeping a record
Journaling , art journaling, keeping a physical record, something to reflect on makes a world of difference. Some of my writings and drawings, when I reflect on them, give me what I can only describe as relief and encouragement. Some I can’t believe that they came from me. They improve my image of self.
Touching that positive
For the day, and each and every day, I touch the positive. I touch the talisman that relates the purest positive image to me. What I have intended for that day.
Some of my positive thoughts
Compassion for others and for myself