I recently listened to a really fabulous podcast on my way to work the other morning. It was all about finding your passions and creating moments that hit all of your passion-senses. It was absolutely fascinating and really got me thinking about what my passions are and how I can incorporate more of them into my everyday life. For example, I really love to read, but I rarely make time for myself to curl up on the couch with a good book. I either end up scrolling mindlessly through my Facebook news feed or vegging out in front of Netflix. It’s not that I don’t “enjoy” those two things, but they don’t really bring me passion or set my soul on fire, you know?
Ever since listening to that podcast, I’ve been trying to make my moments more suitable to my passions and make sure I’m spending more time caring for myself by making time for those little things that make me happy.
The thing about living for your passions is it doesn’t mean that you have to make this big “to do list” in your week to make time to read and you don’t have to spend money on a massage or pedicure to really truly care for yourself and practice your passions. Your passions don’t have to be these BIG things either like rock climbing or traveling to Costa Rica. They can be little things that you work into your everyday. Another thing they mentioned in the podcast that was awe-inspiring to me was to “make your moment” and think about your 5 senses when doing so. Let me show you.
Comfy Clothes with Slippers and Blanket: I find that I’m most comfortable and feel more present if I’m wearing something that is more comfortable. I’m more of a sneakers kind of a girl and would much rather not wear heals or wedges if I don’t have to. I’m also that kinda girl that the second I get in the door—even if I’m wearing scrub pants from work—I have to go upstairs and change into sweat pants or my pajamas. I know this is what makes me feel comfortable and I do it every chance I get! And yes, this comfort most certainly includes my undergarments as well– especially those cute undies from Kohls! They have so many cute, comfy pairs to choose from, you’ll walk away with an armful!
Kohls offers so many different styles and silhouettes you can choose from. I love these boy-style undies I share in this post, but they have hipsters, thongs, boy shorts and more! Whether you’re trying to get comfy, trying to show a little skin to your significant other, want to avoid panty lines, or just need a good everyday pair of underwear, Kohls has you covered!
Warm Blanket + Warm Slippers: In the winter, I’m all about fuzzy slippers and fuzzy blankets. They just keep me warm and toasty and that brings me true pleasure and comfort. Feeling the softness against my skin is just perfection!
Picking my Favorite Room: We’re lucky to have two living rooms in our current house. One is our family room where we have a TV and two big oversized couches and the place we come together as a family the most. Then, we also have a living room with great big windows, a fireplace, a small sofa and a cute little chair. The bright, natural light that shines through and the gorgeous view of the fireplace make this my favorite room to work or relax in. It’s just so cozy!
A Good Book or Magazine: I’m currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, but it’s been a slow process. I absolutely love getting lost in a book, but like I said previously, I rarely make time for it.
A Hot Cup of Tea: I love my coffee, but lately I’ve been really into a nice good hot cup of tea as well. It’s just so comforting to slowly sip while I’m reading or working on my computer.
Diffusing Essential Oils: I bring myself into the moment or help myself to get lost in meditation while diffusing essential oils. It’s amazing how the different scents can affect my mood, bring me more energy or help me to relax or focus. One of my favorite combinations right now is Bergamot, Frankincense, Tangerine and Peppermint. I could diffuse that combination all day long. Another great one is Spearmint and Lavender—it’s divine!
Soft Music or Silence: Sometimes I read or work better with music playing in the background and sometimes I just need dead silence. It completely depends on my mood that day. I just choose whichever is best for right there in that moment.
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Do you see what I did there? I pleased all 5 of my senses with things that I truly feel passionate about.
What are you passionate about? How do you please your 5 senses?