I can't believe how well this is all going. I know it's all pretty basic this week, but it's amazing how much of a difference stepping away from sugar and learning to slow down can make! The last three nights I've slept perfectly, no waking up in the middle or waking an hour too soon, unable to fall back to sleep, no bad dreams, and I've actually been waking up rested. And as my yoga routine is much shorter than my usual workout routine, I'm not rushing around in the morning trying to get everything done before and afterwards.
I'm really enjoying the task of taking one photograph a day, but as photography isn't something I do much of anymore, it's difficult to find subject matter that isn't flowers. And while there's nothing wrong with flower macro photography, there's not much open in the garden right now so my subjects are limited. But it's still fun, and, just as I had expected, I have been forced to try to see the beauty in the detail of the things around me - it sounds pretentious, I know, but the basic purpose of this task was to work on refocusing my mind and attention, because I'd been getting distracted a lot before this week, and even this seems to be changing.
I've got a bit of a staycation this coming week, too, when my responsibility as a carer will be temporarily relieved. I love my mum and dad, but I can't deny that the situation is tough and stressful. Since I started getting in shape and generally more healthy I've been able to deal with it a lot better, but it's still a challenge. But this means that this spring cleaning week will end on a high note, and I'll have an easier week afterwards in which I hope to continue some of what I've been doing this week and make them into habits.
But, half way through this Spring Cleaning week and it was clearly the right decision! I'm loving it and, above all else, how I'm feeling.