Hello! How are you doing?
This past week I've been pondering about a mindfulness prompt in a book I'm reading throughout the year, A Year of Living Mindfully by Anna Black. It's a really nice book and I've enjoyed the prompts throughout this year.
Anyways the prompt this week was to consider what you believe to be nourishing or draining. I've thought about this all week long. My obvious nourishing events are knitting and reading. But over the course of the week I've added some surprising concepts to the nourishing list and challenged my draining list.
I had the opportunity to help my cousin at her house with her preparing for company this past week. I found helping her nourishing to me, an added bonus was making her very happy. I also initially considered walking 150 minutes draining because of the amount of time it takes to get that done and I'm not doing other 'things' but then I changed my mind because I am nourishing my physical health which is just as important as mental health, right?
I've been contemplating on how I 'don't like to cook' and I'd 'rather be knitting'. Again I am challenging this hard set idea with how cooking is nourishing and is a necessity of life. I do like to eat good food so maybe I need to adjust my attitude. I'm sure that is going to take me a while to change my attitude but it's thought provoking.
What nourishes you? What drains you? Can't wait to read your comments.
In other news, Holly the cat is glorious bold in the photo sitting in the same room as the sleeping Frodo. Frodo did exceedingly well at the new vet checkup this past week and I loved the new vet. I've been doing daily sketching once again (creating art is nourishing). Yesterday we hung up new curtains in the kitchen and I love the softness of the eating area now.
Have a great weekend!