i must admit: i didn't end up completing my day 3/20 assignment until this morning. yesterday was -- well, i honestly tried, but i think i surpassed my personal capacity for mindfulness. i felt overscheduled and stretched too thin and by the end of the day felt confident that i was no longer doing a good job.
but today is another day!
and i have some beautiful and calming images to share, so let's get on with it. yesterday's home cure challenge was to search (either online or paper media) to find home decor or design photos that inspire you. i found this exercise really fun, and i feel like i have barely scraped the tip of the iceberg in terms of the inspiration available!
not only did this help me to determine what i really like, but it helped show me what i do NOT like (clutter, frou-frou -- despite what one might expect, i actually am not a fan of anthro-style interiors).
here are a few of the inspiring photos i found:
in summary, i found that i gravitate towards:
✔ open spaces
✔ lots of light/big windows
✔ sunny, bright colors - sometimes used sparingly
✔ wood floors
✔ contemporary accents
✔ lack of visible clutter
✔ clean straight lines
i have to do some work prep, so i don't have much time to expand on these new year-themed links, but i found them both interesting:
♥ a post about keeping a yearly notebook - something i have been doing for a long time! this year, i'm incorporating it INTO my planner. i was excited to see i'm not the only one
♥ gretchen rubin's tips for sticking to new year's resolutions. i definitely plan on incorporating some of these!
workout: 5 miles with 2 @ tempo. okay, it's official: i am slower than i have been in a while. i will throw out some theories on why this might be the case later. anyway, i did (on the TM, 0.5% incline):
- 1.5 mi @ 9:13/mi
- 2 mi @ 8:19/mi
- 1.5 mi @ 9:13/mi
and it was as laborious as all get-out. the end.
desperate times call for a pre-dinner snack. and i arrived home HANGRY last night!
i used purple sweet potatoes in lieu of butternut squash. i didn't LOVE this dish, but it was certainly healthy and will make decent lunch leftovers. maybe the flavors will meld and it will be improved today.