I don’t have plenty of daily routines, and some of them is more like bad habits, I think. But I have been, and still is, aiming to make a structure that is not to strict, and not to slack. Balance, ugh, so tired of that word. I have used months to work on it – slowly, but very conscious and patient. What can work for me? I have the possibility of spending time to do things I enjoy, and I’m following my heart. But the truth is, when you have a mental health issue like I do (or some other demanding health issues), you spend a lot of your time and energy just to deal with it, and learn how to get better. That’s my main job. Enough about that, but I don’ want to portrait my life like everyday is some kind of a holiday. It’s not.
Back to routines and structure: I have a list on my phone which I (surprisingly) call “structure”, so I can add and subtract things as I learn more about what works and what doesn’t. It consists of three parts where the first one is titled “every day”. Totally it’s four things I want to strive to achieve almost every day. First up is making vegetable juice with my slow juicer, and that’s the reason for todays photos. I’ve had the juicer for about three months, and it works out great! I make almost a liter every day, and share it with my husband who gets really happy every time I pour him a big glass of fresh juice. Good for our health! I don’t ever use recipes, but I use as much vegetables and as little fruit as possible. Here’s what’s in the fridge for the juice: kale, spinach, ginger, lemon, carrots, celery, coriander, apples or pears, oranges and fennel. Anyone else out there slow juicing?
And another task while juicing is to actually be doing just that. Approach it with mindfulness, gosh, it’s a difficult one! And mindfulness is the second one on my list. Everyday I practice my mindfulness skills. For a minimum of fifteen minutes, most preferably in the morning. I will give myself less slack on that one, and make it happen in the morning, no matter what. Don’ “just have to do this or that” first. If anyone would like to know more about my practice, leave a comment. Maybe it deserves its own post? What do you think?
I just saw how long this post is, and I’ve only covered two of my everyday routines! I have to stop here and leave the rest for another day. Maybe you would like to share your daily routines that does you good? I would love to hear!