This past month I’ve been feeling pretty down.
I’m so over the cold weather and not enough sun. I’ve been really missing my sweet dog, Evie, who died at the end of October. I miss my friends and family who I haven’t seen in a year. I’m worried about the COVID variants and that life isn’t going to get back to “normal” any time soon – whatever that’s going to look like.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to work my way out of it. And I decided to use the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox, as my starting point. So this weekend, after a day of business planning on Friday, I did some spring cleaning. The guest room in my new house no longer looks like a storage room. Hooray!
Then I went to the beach and did the ritual that I always do at the New Year, and recommitted to the intentions I set then.
I burned a piece of paper on which I had written down the one thing that doesn’t serve me. On another piece of paper, I wrote down my intentions, tied it to a rock, and threw it into the ocean, asking the universe for support. And then I went on a long, long walk.
It was then I decided to commit to a 30-day reset. Starting today, for 30 days, I’m challenging myself to exercise every day, meditate every morning, and cut out sugar, diary, caffeine and alcohol. (I don’t eat gluten, or I would have taken that out, too.)
This isn’t a huge difference from how I usually live, but I need an energy shift, and I think this will do it. I know there will be a huge ripple effect. I’ll be tracking my progress in my journal, and occasionally here.