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Emotionally Iíve been all over the map lately. I spent most of Friday night lying on the couch in a semi-vegetative state. Not reading or listening to music; just lying there steeping in the proverbial ďitĒ...and not in a good way.
Then Saturday I felt great. I worked on a painting, went for a hike in the rain, took out my recycling, and was invited to two dinner parties, one of which I actually attended! And when I got home a friend called me from the street in front of my house to come up for a glass of wine and a long heart to heart talk, which was just what I needed.
Now this morning Iíve started yoga again and I'm learning meditation. Oooooh, I forgot how wonderful it feels to just stretch and *not* think. I have what you'd call an "unquiet mindĒ, I think that's why I enjoy painting so much, because it shuts off my inner dialogue completely.
Anyway, getting healthy is something I like to throw myself into. I think the best Iíve ever felt physically was when I was practicing macrobiotics. Itís not just about what you eat, but other things like the kind of fabrics you wear and using a loofa everyday to promote healthier circulation. Iím also starting to drink more water and replace *some* of my daily coffee with green tea.
Itís all part of my larger goal to take stock, figure out what the hell Iím doing with my life, and regain some balance. What daily rituals help *you* stay centered of feel more mentally focused? Iím totally open to suggestions, the key being ďsustainabilityĒ.