Inspire Me Mondays: When you love a flower…

Peace Soulstars,

There’s a Buddha quote that states “When you like a flower, you pluck it but when you love a flower, you water it daily.”

I’ve made it my business to love the flower…the flower is me.  It’s you, us, everybody.  Speaking of water, most mornings I wake up and first thing I do is get a glass of water to hydrate.  After all of those hours of sleep or whatever you do at night (some are up with insomnia…saving that topic for later) you need to re-hydrate your body. It’s just non-negotiable. Your body needs it.

After I drink at least 12-16 oz of water (some say a liter…let’s keep it real),  I do yoga or circuit exercises to get the energy moving in my body and to detox.  Sometimes I do both.  Just depends on my mood.  Get that mind body soul connection going just as you wake up.  Make it your business to treat yourself as you would your favorite flower, plant or anything that you love.

Don’t make this more complicated then it needs to be.  That’s part of the reason why we begin but don’t finish things.  We put pressure on ourselves to do so much when really less is more.  It’s not about quantity.  Quality is key!

So, try to incorporate one change a week and gradually add on over time.  If you miss a few days, just make up for it the next day.  No stress. The objective here is “just love yourself” everyday.

Do something that benefits your mind, body, and soul daily.  Record how you feel, thoughts, etc. in a journal. They cost $3 at TJ Max and no need to write a book.  Just jot down words and phrases.  Be artistic and draw a picture of you want to.  You will definitely notice a change if you remain consistent for at least a week.

Love and light,

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Author: Angelica

Angelica is my name. I'm a licensed graduate social worker from the DMV who has love for everything mind, body, soul related. A devoted wife and mother whose interests include music, art, yoga, books, exercise, meditation, and cooking. Amanisoul is a synthesis of the name "Amani" which means harmony and peace in swahili and the word "soul" which means essence or spiritual self. Discovering one's inner peace involves being healthy mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I make it my mission to spread the word on how to achieve balance in all of these areas.

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