As I mentioned in my last post, my word of the year is “new,” so I have been doing something new everyday. They are just little things, but they are serving to make life much more interesting. For example, I was looking for a good organic face moisturizer, and they were all in the $20-$50 range for a month’s supply! Outrageous! So I did a bit of research and decided to make my own! I used this recipe:
I altered it slightly by replacing the sweet almond oil, which is hard to find in organic, with rosehip seed oil. Rosehip seed oil is one of the most effective natural wrinkle fighters. Models use it, and it’s one of the best anti-aging treatments you can use on your skin. I was able to mix up a month’s supply of my moisturizer for less than $5.00, and I got it all from my local herb shop! It was as simple as putting the ingredients into a jar and then giving it a shake! Viola! Now I want to try making my own organic lip balm. I’ll keep you posted!
Another cool thing I’ve been doing is keeping a “Good Year Box.” It’s just a cigar box, and each night I stick in a little note about what was good about that day. It’s making me more observant of the good in my life, as well as more grateful! I follow a brilliant brain expert named Dr. Rick Hanson, and he is writing a book called “Take in the Good.” He wrote me this week and said he’d like to include my box idea in his book! Here’s his website: http://www.rickhanson.net/
We are over two weeks into the new year, and I have managed to do these things everyday. My success is in part due to the fact that it doesn’t take much time to do any of these things. !5 minutes doing art is not very long, but the results are huge as far as what it’s doing for my creativity muscle. The other thing that helps me be successful is that I add these things to my to-do list everyday, and then challenge myself to get it done. It has everything to do with attitude. I truly want to change my life in small but powerful ways. So far, so good!