May Grounded Gratitude Day 23

Grounded Gratitude Day 23 is here – happy Saturday!

My gal pal Abby helped me out with a little creative project this afternoon to do with my Instagram account (which will come out soon!). I’m grateful for her creative wizardry and her beautiful front garden where we shot photos.

⁠I’m working on a blog post which confronts an irrational fear of mine (hint hint – it has to do with turning a certain age, in a few years, and a certain relationship status I may or may not have by that age).

This weekend I am staying at my parents’ house while my brother is home for his birthday. I am grateful I am sleeping in a safe house in a safe bed this weekend – I don’t have a remote idea of the number of people who sleep in unsafe beds in unsafe locations each night and I’m grateful I don’t have to experience or live through that.

May Grounded Gratitude Day 22

Hey folks! I was picking up my brother from the airport this afternoon, hence why Day 22 is coming to you a little later today.

I was getting uber frustrated with a work project earlier on today, and had to fully stop and put it away because it was just stressing me out and making me more angry and upset than anything else. Glad I recognized that and took the right steps to calm myself down!⁠

I’ve been really appreciating my senses lately – the other day it was my sight, today it is taste. I think of the yummy breakfast I had this morning, my cup of coffee, my simple lunch of crackers and cheese, my regular snack of pb toast with banana – how many delicious foods I eat on a daily basis that I get to enjoy and indulge in the taste.

What foods are you grateful you are able to taste and enjoy? Let me know in the comments below!

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May Grounded Gratitude Day 21

Grounded Gratitude Day 21!🌟

I was out for my daily walk the other day and saw a bunch of baby geese and duckies out and about and it made me happy because it meant Spring time is here. It also made me happy because people were respecting them and keeping their distance. Not that you’d want to buck heads with a Canadian goose – ack – aggressive af!😬

My brother is coming home for his birthday this weekend, I’m planning to create and schedule a bunch of content tomorrow so I don’t have to think about it over the weekend.💌

Another exciting thing is that in British Columbia here🇨🇦 we’ve launched Phase 2 of reopening the economy, meaning we’ll be able to go out to eat here again soon enough 😄

May Grounded Gratitude Day 19

Wishing you a happy Tuesday! I was lying in bed last night, my eyes sore from a full day of looking at the computer without my Blue Light glasses on. I briefly pressed my palms to my closed eyes and did a few eye rolls to massage them out, and in that moment I thought about how grateful I was for my sight. I thought about how many things I would be unable to complete if I was visually impaired – I would not be able to do my job without my sight, run my blog without my sight, interact with folks via my Instagram without my sight. As well as every day getting to wake up and open them again, and start fresh without soreness. A true spot of gratitude.

Last night I also completed a silent meditation for 15 minutes, and my mind was bouncing around like a ping-pong ball! Truth be told, I have not consistently meditated in a while, and it was quite fascinating to me to hone in on how out of wack my brain and mindful concentration can get when I don’t keep up with a consistent practice. The last week or so i’ve been in a bit of a funk, a mix of emotions, as you all know, so I’ve made peace with it and the fact that every day is a new day to start again.

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May Grounded Gratitude Day 18

Day 18 of Grounded Gratitude is here 🌟

For those who are new to following me, hey I’m Lindsay! This is my account 🙂

I write a lot about unhealthy mental ruts I have dealt with (overthinking, negative self-zealous, abandonment issues) but I also regularly post my Grounded Gratitude practice.👏🏻

Grounded Gratitude is a commitment that every day of quarantine/social distancing, I post 3 things I am grateful for ✨

May Grounded Gratitude Day 17

Hello friends – hope you’ve all had a lovely Sunday.

My friend’s wedding is a go come July, meaning that I will be going on a mini vacation in Tofino, on Vancouver Island – I’ve booked a cute Airbnb that’s 2 blocks away from downtown and a 10 minute walk to the beach.

I plan to make it a road trip, stop at some sights along the way. It should be a fun time! I’m looking forward to getting out of town and it’s looking like my one getaway this year, so why not make a trip of it?

May Grounded Gratitude Day 16

Hello friends – is it really mid-May already?⌛️

Hope you have all had a lovely Saturday. I spent mine cleaning my house. Not like Sonic The Hedgehog speed, but just putzing around – vacuumed, wiped down surfaces, worked on some new projects (like cleaning up and moving an old bookshelf outside for my gardening supplies & root veggies that don’t need fridge storage).🧼

I also am feeling better today. I’d say I’m still just okay in my mood, but I haven’t cried today, so I’ll take that as a win 😋

How ya feeling today? Let me know below ⬇️

May Grounded Gratitude Day 15

Hi folks – thought I was feeling better this morning, then my emotions went hell naw sister, you’re still grieving, stomp out that positivity. So now it seems to be a toss-up as to if i’m actually mildly, ever so slightly, better than yesterday.

My angel of a friend texted me last night to check in on me and said that since restrictions are being slightly lifted this weekend, she said she had an unopened bottle of wine and a free Saturday evening, and I responded with a triumphant and glorious YESSSS, like i’d fought at The Battle of Thermopylae alongside King Leonidas and won – any other 300/history nerds out there?

Any plans for your long weekend? Even if we’re living through a pandemic and I have worked from home for 2 months, I still appreciate that Monday is a stat holiday during which I don’t have to work.

Speaking of work, you may or may not know that I work for a university, in the realm of real life. I knew the Summer 2020 semester was set to be all online (meaning working from home from now until at least late August) – but I got the news yesterday (and it’s public knowledge now, I saw it on Twitter), that the university plans to continue this into the Fall 2020 semester. MEANING, I am working from home for another 8 MONTHS. Till CHRISTMAS.

So i’m working through that, plus my emotions from the current situation, PLUS it being that time of the month = even more emotions.

Yay me. Happy Friday. Bless the weekend.

May Grounded Gratitude Day 14

Hello friends – i’m having a very sad day today. Someone i’ve come to care about a lot in a short time period is moving back home (which is hella far away from me, like on the other side of the world). The move back is a result of the stagnant life we are all living right now as a result of the coronavirus and all of the different sectors of society being affected by it – including job loss. I had hoped that maybe our paths would cross again in the future, but I don’t know if/how/when that would happen now. While I validate for myself that this hope was real and tangible, it was perhaps a naive one, nonetheless. Now that hope just feels dead.

The last 24 hours have been a bit of a lesson in grieving, but it’s a unique type of grief – simply because covid is something we have never experienced before. At it’s core though, there have been some familiar takeaway points:

Remembering that communication, especially when one is emotional, is not usually the best state to be in when communicating with someone, but forgiving myself for doing so.

Recognizing that my inner voice has been especially critical today – saying that my emotions are not justifiable because it was such a short time period, that i’m making a big deal out of nothing – but pushing past them and doing and feeling what is best for me.

Recognizing that I can’t control the future, or what happens … I can only control the present and my actions now. In this instance, I’ve done what little I could.

Recognizing that while it doesn’t feel like it right now, perhaps this door has closed, in order for another one to open. It’s especially hard to entertain this thought, though, when you were willing (and hoping), to see what else this door had in store for you, and were not ready to close it just yet.