How often do you find yourself getting caught up in thoughts of overwhelm or dissatisfaction as you realize how much you have to get done, whether it's house work or errands you need to run? The 'ordinary' things involved in daily life!
It's all too easy to get bogged down by the perceived mundane moments.
To counteract this, we can choose to make normal everyday moments something special by adding a sprinkle of play and magic to them.
When I catch myself complaining (usually just to myself), or generally just feeling overwhelmed by the volume of what I have to do. It's in those moments that I choose to turn it in to play instead. (believe me, it hasn't always been that way, but very grateful it is now!)
Sometimes I put music on and dance my way to getting things done, or I may play with the cat for a while (if she's up for it) to get myself laughing and into my heart. Playing with her always makes me more joyful, it brings me back to myself in the here and now and everything just feels a bit easier.
You can choose to make anything a bit more fun and magical, get creative and question: what is fun for you?
Maybe the idea of cleaning as if your favourite actor/singer/spiritual leader is coming to dinner, clean the house with joy and excitement. How does it make you view your space? Do you clean deeper without thoughts of effort because you're excited? It's interesting to see what comes up for you.
Hang your washing as if you're Snow White, sing to the birds, and listen to them sing back, delight and give thanks to the sun that will dry your laundry as it shines its constant light. Or be like the seven dwarves and whistle while you work. This can be applied to all housework.
When you go in to town to do errands, pretend you're on a secret mission. Choose to walk a different way, going down a different road or going the long way round. Plan a picnic in the park on your way. Choose to treat yourself to a coffee in the cafe. Adding changes to shake it up. You could make it a walk of intention.
You can add sprinkles of magic, by lighting a candle while you clean a room, or prepare the dinner. Add your favourite essential oil to the burner, create an atmosphere of peace, calm, or something more energising, depending on what you need. Play music, dress up, wear a crown, make it an extraordinary experience, different than your 'normal' and more playful.
You'll only know if you try it...
Some fun thoughts to get your creative, playful, magical juices flowing:
✨️ Dress up and pretend to be someone else, try out different characters. Be confident you. Be a powerful queen or king. Be a fairy tale character. Be you if you had 5 million in bank. Be an animal.
✨️ Ask your inner child what they want to do. Do the things that gave you great joy as a child. Blow bubbles, skip wherever you go, make magic potions....
✨️ Choose to do something else instead of scrolling social media, or being bored. Paint a stone. Draw something. Try some form of crafting you've always wanted to try, but never make time for. Make a list of small things you can do in those moments.
✨️ Do a dance performance for your cat, dog, toddler, or imaginary audience. Feel the adoration and applause from the crowd. Take that into the rest of your day.
✨️ Put intention into everything you do. Be a powerful creator (that you already are!).
Step out with confidence and playfulness as you embody your most magical self....
May you be awed by beauty...always.
With love and blessings,