Mornadoodle* beautiful people. I’m writing in a brief flash of sunshine, while bursts of sheeting rain and rough winds, “shake the darling buds of May,” as Shakespeare wrote. How are you? Lately, I’ve been planting and writing scenes for my latest novel. This week is ‘Mock Move’ – rummaging in a dozen areas around the home, that if I were moving, I’d sell or donate some of what’s there. I’m doing this to relinquish useful items that we no longer use – someone else will benefit from them and we can make better use of the space.
We’ve taken the bluster of the weather to inspire a shake-up of our morning ritual. A “chore medley” with music, tackles a handful of jobs for half hour – a mix of weekly cleaning, spring cleaning and one-off tasks. It gets people moving, as growth hormone creates the sluggishness teens are known for. This way, everyone is properly awake when we begin learning. It nudges larger jobs along, which reduces overwhelm, and it’s a mood booster to see progress (however slow).
I’m happy to say the Optimal journal has already been downloaded by some people and I’ve had feedback that it’s helping them with one or more areas of life, so that’s exciting! You can find out more about it HERE.
I’ve used meditation and journalling to work through some big stuff. It felt like the right time and though I was exhausted for a few days, it’s brought clarity to decision-making. Meet-ups with family/friends in nature and organising studies for the coming term, are keeping me looking forward.
Enjoy the season, whatever your plans. Today’s songs – Alchemy by Philip Sayce, Cimarron Plains by Cora Zea and The Cross of Changes by Enigma.
*Mornadoodle – the AM equivalent to Afternoodle (used in the PM). Greetings I invented when the kids were younger that I’ve resurrected for whimsy – love a bit of whimsy 🙂