March always surprises me by acting almost exactly like February, but with a perkier and more appealing name. Also, it brings the allergies.
Nevertheless, the trees are blooming and the weather is warming and March has brought all sorts of new fun things.
Cold Showers are an actual thing. Listen, I was listening to a podcast back in August that was preaching all the benefits of the cold shower and since it was as hot as the surface of the sun in Texas in August I thought I'd give it a try. It was terrible. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I woke up and before I could even open my eyes I could feel the migraine expanding behind my closed lids. And in that moment? I wanted nothing more than a freezing cold shower. As in, I was craving it! So I went for it and it felt shockingly good, with the added bonus that the migraine that was threatening never actual formed.
Convenience is key to consistency. Remember back when we were twenty-five and our bodies could just keep on doing what we needed them to do with no sleep and a heavy diet of Doritos and drive-thu? Yeah, after all those babies and almost ten years, I knew there were some vitamins I needed to be taking to stop from feeling constantly drained and ache-y but they would run out and I would forget and round and round the crazy cycle. So I signed up for Care Of and they send me my vitamins monthly, in daily packets. The monthly send is great, but the daily packets are genius. They even print inspiration and motivation for best living practices on the front so I find myself looking forward to opening them!
Sharpen you knives. No joke, we got our knives when we got married and never sharpened them. I kept thinking I should do that, but I figured it meant taking them somewhere are some multi-step process, and ain't nobody got time for that. But really, it got so bad I did what we all do, I turned to Amazon. I bought this little handheld sharpener and I'm really not being dramatic when I say it's been life changing. Dinner is quicker and less frustrating, not to mention I went on a tear and sharpened all the scissors and the blades of my blender. Life changing, I tell you.
You remember your first remembering. I've been in a glorious Bible study this year, but I noticed that answering the questions in my book was starting to feel a little stagnant. While I was listening to a podcast about having kids narrate back what they've learned I realized I was missing something I've always done: process on paper. They are actual connections that are fired in your brain when you write down what you have just learned. It turns out what you actually remember is your first memory. For me that means putting it down on paper in my own words. It added an extra step, but it also helped me to make connections and root down deeper in what God was showing me. So good.