To wrap up a wonderful week of guest posts, Katharina from Katharina’s Food Adventures has a lovely reminder for all of us: to honor ourselves. Please head on over to her blog because not only is she a serious gourmet foodie and chef (Vegan Pound Cake Pancakes, anyone?), but she has a wonderful spirit that instantly makes you feel better. Not mention, the gal has got KILLER style and the cutest lil’ puppy ever. Happy weekend everyone!
Hi guys and happy Friday! You’ve all made it through another week. Anyway, I’m Katharina and I keep a blog called “Katharina’s Food Adventures.” It’s about trying new things, embracing life, and going on my little adventures with friends and family. When my uber-cute sidekick Matilda isn’t busy making everyone swoon at her paws she comes along for the ride.
Stop for a second. Look around you and think about where you are and what you are doing right this moment. Obviously, you’re reading this post, but the point is – where are you in the moment? Often times, it’s hard to stay present. Whether it’s dwelling on the past, worrying about the future, the present frequently gets overlooked. The present is the unnoticeable, dusty book hiding in the back of the bookshelf. Even though it’s what’s affecting us more than anything. With the noise of the outside world yanking us in every direction telling us what’s wrong and what’s right, where does our voice come in? When do we step in? I’ve written about a similar topic before, but it was more specific to food. However, the point was this: listen to your mind, body, and soul. Every person is different, and we add flavor to this world. Whether it’s how each person can see things differently or just the same. Some are soul mates and others you just plain can’t stand.
Sometimes I feel like I baby myself because I do what I feel is right at the moment. This doesn’t mean I don’t deal with situations when life gets tough. I just take care of it the way I figure is best for me. A lot of folks don’t even realize that they deserve to take care of themselves. We each have it in ourselves to care for ourselves the same way we would for someone dear to us. Why not cut ourselves a little slack? Do we really have to be doing something all the time? Is that what shows how wonderful of people we are? Personally, I think it means a lot more to be able to just sit down and be. After all, at the end of the day you sit beside yourself.
“There is just one life for each of us: our own.”
So do with it what you would like. If you’ve been wanting to start a home project, then grab that hammer. If you’ve been meaning to call up an old friend, they’re waiting on the other line. If you just want to come home one day, have dinner ready for you, then watch a movie and finish the night off with dessert, who is to say no? Maybe the cook you have in mind might! But other than that, there’s nothing stopping you. Quiet your mind if only for a second. Take a step back and wonder, “what am I in the mood for?”