April. The month that everything blooms and comes back to life. Sometimes I wish I was a bear and could hibernate through the winter and then come back to the warmth and the air that smells so fresh. I am such a nerd that I am sitting still in my pajamas, my happy light on, my Himalayan salt lamp on, and my diffuser with lavender and other essential oils on.
I keep thinking that April is flying by. May 1st, I will turn 22 (insert T-Swift Song here), and I feel that life just flew by and sometimes I forget to stop and smell the roses. I personally prefer tulips or daisy’s, but that’s not the point. So, there are so many things that I feel I can do with my 22 years around the sun.
There is so much about living in the present. You really do need to be mindful about the people and things happening around you. Ever since mental health became a part of my families lifestyle, I am more aware about asking about people’s day and how they have been. Sometimes we do forget it, but it really is nice to be mindful of others.
There was one time where I was learning about meditation and the benefits so after I would go for a walk or a run, I would stretch and meditate. I then learned you don’t need to physically sit with your legs crossed sitting up straight. I had an exam one winter day so I was drinking my coffee in the living room with another roommate. I was focusing on the smell. The taste. I love coffee, but I wanted to have a free, calm mind before this exam and tried meditating. My roommate was like, “did you just zone out?” and I was like…”eh….ya.” lol.
For whatever reason you are reading this, take time to be mindful of this crazy beautiful life.