Mindful. One Little Word: February

Best to take the moment present as a present for the moment – Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods

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Mindful. One little word. If you recall, my One Little Word® for the year is mindful. I’ve been trying to be more present without judgement in every moment. Ali’s challenge for the month is to make a vision board. I used to collage my heart out. I have always been a cutter+paster. My high school agendas and binders were collaged. My bedroom walls were plastered with images from magazines and I used to make notebooks for my friends. I wish I took photos of it all. I would spend hours ripping pages from magazines that “called” to me. I still do that. This challenge was so easy for me.

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I used a thick 8.5×11 piece of card stock as my canvas and layered some pretty papers and magazine glossies. And no collage is complete without a little bit of washi tape. Especially when it is sparkly. This board is very pink. I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been drawn to lighter pinks and my instagram feed reflects that.  They say that the purpose and meaning behind the chosen photos will come clearer as the days and weeks pass. Things to be mindful about. My art, my family, my friends, my health. And things to savour and enjoy. Books, fun shoes, pretty things. Pay attention. Wherever I am, be all there.

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I’ve been doing fairly well being mindful of my time spent, the moments I have with my family and friends. I keep the electronics off, hidden and not within arms reach and play my heart out. I’ve been better at being present. I savour my snuggles, my books and every bite of good food. I am reaching out to others and making a huge effort to connect. I am getting better at going to bed at a decent hour. Sort of. Rob and I have had weekly date nights and just talk. I’ve drastically reduced my sugar intake. I’m noticing little things and creating more. February for the win.

What is your one little word? Have you stuck with it? Was the vision board a challenge?