Creating space in our lives to be and feel inspired is crucial! It helps us to break up the mundane and revive us from within. I am also on a journey to document things, so it makes total sense to start a 2019 edition of things that inspires me.
Here’s a 2019 Autumn Edition of things that inspire me right now!
As the weather cools down and we move into winter, I am acutely aware of the fact that I go to work daily with sopping wet hair. In the past, this didn’t bother me all that much. But somehow, this year, I was intrigued by the idea that there must be a better solution!
1. Curly Girl Method
The change from what I was doing pre-CGM (Curly Girl Method) to what I am doing now, mainly entails a switch of the products I am using!
How impressive it this! “I have type 2C/3A short hair, medium porosity, low density and fine width hair.”
Here’s how my life has changed:
Even though the traditional plopping method doesn’t do anything for my hair, I dry out a lot of the excess moisture (water) in the mornings. Which means my hair is completely dry by 7:30/ 8:00 in the morning.
All in all, I am still a little sinister about the idea of co-washing or washing my hair with conditioner only, so I am easing into it, by using an extremely mild shampoo that is free of sulfates, silicones, parabens and alcohol!
Interestingly enough, I have even bought a sample size gel, to test on my hair! Thankfully, it’s a fancy gel and not the flaky wet-look gel that you’re thinking of at the moment! (Promise!)
It’s a little strange for me to faff with my hair in the mornings, but the benefits far outweigh the time.
In time, I will reveal all!
2. Plant Fertiliser & Its Effects!
About a month ago, I used a plant fertiliser for the very first time! I can honestly say, it is the best thing I have done in ages! My Litroos/Christmas Cacti has decided to reward me with little budding blossoms waiting to bloom.
The Delicious Monster that I was trying to propagate suddenly multiplied it’s one aerial root into 10 different aerial roots!
The first image was taken on 14 May, the second on 21 May and the last image was taken on Thursday (30 May.)
I moved my Peace Lily from our living room, where it got a tad bit too much direct sunlight, to a spot right next to my bed. I am really hoping it will bloom in spring, but until then, I will measure its happiness by means of the colour of the leaves and the lack of brown spots!
Lastly, my newly acquired Pothos plant is too new to tell me if it appreciates my fertilisers, but it is happily settling in, in our bathroom.
There’s an obvious shift in our household at the moment. 1.) I am looking after my house plants. 2.) We’ve built a greenhouse and lastly, I’ve started playing around with Macrame!
If we are being more specific, I have started playing with macrame plant hangers! I am thrilled with the results!
Sidenote: I told a colleague I was finally becoming a hippy. She laughed and said, I have always been one!
4. Step Counting and Home Yoga Practice
I have noticed a bit of a trend in my life which makes it a perfect inclusion for the 2019 autumn edition of things that inspire me. It would seem like, autumn is a good season for me to get my rear in gear to start exercising/ eating healthier.
Historically on this little blog, I would start banting/ Weight Watchers/ intermittent fasting, etc in the autumn/winter seasons. I wanted to write a whole blog post about my new wellness plan. But the rebel inside of me refused.
I’ve noticed that I have increased my average steps per day with 2000 extra steps in a day since I started focussing on steps! That is huge! And even though I am no-where near 10K steps per day, I will settle for 6000 steps and gradually focus on increasing these over time.
Yoga with Adriene has also become a firm companion twice per week, to the extent that I can feel my body craving a couple of good stretches when I skip a session!
Since I have attended my second yoga in the park class over the weekend, I am happy to announce that it has been a firm favourite activity over weekends!