Wow, I understand the term “cool as a cucumber” a little more after that experience. Cucumbers really are cooling, almost chilly.
Anyway, in all honesty when I added this thing to my list at the end of last year I actually had no idea why people did this, I just knew they did and thought it was something I should try.
So I looked up how and why and all the normals questions and got this info:
Putting Cucumbers on Your Eyes
I actually don’t really have dark circles, or puffy eyes, but I thought I would give it a try anyway.
It is cool and refreshing. And it is just nice to sit eyes closed for 15 minutes, not being blue to open your eyes… somewhat meditative.
I recommend it. Plus, the site has lots of other benefits of using cucumbers in a variety of ways.
…and get rid of 10 things not on the list.
I know that life is not all about material things but we live in a society where they do start to consume us a little. Today, I am just doing a bit more decluttering. This is forcing me to think about the things I truly use and enjoy and purge some of the things that just really are not necessary. Like with my month of purging an item a day, this feels super satisfying and cleansing of both space and mind.
1. My computer.
2. My car.
3. My (NEW) plants. 😁🌿
4. My books.
5. My golf clubs.
6. My art (my own and other art I have collected).
7. My bed.
8. My art supplies.
9. My race medals.
10. My collection of cameras.
So… those things I appreciate the most, and would hate to live without. (Especially my bed 😂). So now, I need to toss some stuff.
I am in no way a fashionista. And I don’t buy expensive things. But every once in a while you need some fresh new things to wear. So I bought new top, jeans, shoes, a bra, socks, earrings and even a new scent to wear. It will feel good to go into work one day soon feeling fresh and new.
After cleaning my bedroom closet it only seemed natural that I complete this task next.
Because well of course when I cleaned out my closet I got rid of a lot of clothes that either no longer fit me or I just never wear.
I still have more clothes in my closet than I need or probably wear, but maybe if I go through everything again in a month or so I can continue to declutter.
So Spring is here and it only seems appropriate to start some Spring Cleaning.
I thought cleaning out the closet was going to be really difficult but after some of my purging efforts that as part of my other things for the year I had a lot less clutter than expected.
The closet is still full… because I still have way too much stuff. But it is cleaned and more organized, so there is definitely a nice sense of relief.
As some of you may have learned from me over the last couple months, I often find myself in routines and find a hard time getting out of them. Often this relates to using the same shampoo, or wearing the same clothes, or eating at the same restaurant. Much of the list I have formulated is to break myself from the molds I have formed for my life, try new things, and have new experiences. Which is what life should be all about.
Some of these things or tasks are super simple and others develop more complex situations.
Today it is simple: detox/exfoliate my skin. I bought a new product-
And just used it. I love it. My face feels refreshed, clean, and healthy. A simple 15 minute task to add to my weekly life to feel refreshed and healthy.
I just have to remind myself to try a new kind of facial cleanser in a couple months.
I have actually read that changing your shampoo on a regular basis is good for your hair, particularly because your hair gets somewhat immune to a brand or kind after a while.
Because of this I quite often switch what I am using but in most cases I switch between three different kinds and do not try new ones often.
So at the store I just randomly picked a new shampoo that seemed legit.
Coconut Water Shampoo
I went all out and bought the conditioner too. 😂
I used it tonight and my hair seems to be a little healthier. I guess I will see how it looks and feels tomorrow.