Taking a bath is probably in my top 10 favorite things to do in life. I mean, right after petting dogs and taking long walks on the beach.
Sorry. I had too.
Whether this is your first time or you are returning, Howdy! I hope your Monday wasn’t stereotypically dreadful. Because mine sure as hell was.
I don’t know what it was when I woke up this morning, but I definitely was not feeling it.
Not a single ounce of my body wanted to leave my bed. But with the harsh reality of responsibilities, I had to get up. Now listen, I start my morning routine everyday doing two things.
Making myself an iced almond milk coffee and grabbing my iPad from the charger. Now when I woke up this morning, the almond milk was gone and my iPad did not charge.
To keep it simply, my Monday morning was a sour start. And school only drained me. Especially when I realized I had completely spaced 3 homework assignments and kept hearing the ungodly reminder of future events such as Finals. (Yet I’m still here blogging lmao.)
Okay, I’m sounding as bitter as my coffee this morning. Here’s where things turn around.
The second I found out my almond milk supply was gone, I knew I was gonna take a bath when I got home from school.
Take a wild guess where I am as I’m typing this right now.
Surprise, I’m in the Bathtub. An overpriced one, that I may add. But the fact that Lush has me wrapped around their finger is a different story for a different day.
Now baths are indeed magical. And my favorite form of meditation. And after some reflecting time, I’d thought I’d share some things I’ve come to realize.
Firstly, I’ve had a lot of good things come my way today. Even if I don’t want to admit it. Some of which I should be shedding more light on rather than my first world problems that occurred today.
For example, an old teacher of mine stopped me today to accolade me on a speech I had given to my school’s staff about a week ago. She expressed how she felt while hearing it and how it had touched her immensely. It actually brought me to tears. Don’t worry, they were happy ones. It’s a good feeling to have people recognize things about yourself you are proud of.
In addition, another teacher today extended a project due date for my class and gave us time to work on it instead of teaching new material. Now this did not move me to tears like the last situation, but it most definitely moved a big weight off my shoulders. It’s also a good feeling to have a teacher recognize how much a workload can affect a student.
Secondly, me dwelling on the irritating things that come my way instead of the good things is not feeding into my resolution of having no expectations, nor this website’s slogan, “Making Happy My Habit.”
It’s time for me to focus on the good.
A close friend of mine and I do this thing in the car where we take turns to vocalize something good that happened to us that day or something that simply makes us happy. So I encourage you to find and vocalize the good/happy things in every situation to yourself. Even when you are out of almond milk.
And if you really can’t think of something, try taking a bath. It really clears your head and can open you up to some serious perspective.
Until next time, REMEMBER
Make Happy YOUR Habit!
P.S. The featured picture is indeed the bath I’m in right now. If you want to try out a bath with the bath bomb I used today, here’s a link:
Maybe the ‘Buy one, Get one’ special will help you get over the fact that these things are $8. My apologies, but to be fair, I never said my lifestyle was cheap 😉