Whew, I can’t believe March is almost over! This month has truly flown by. It has been full of big things and I’m a little sad to see it go, but I’m excited to see what April will bring!
I wanted to write a little post about things that have been favorites list this March. It’s a little random, but fun to reflect on!
- Bethel Music- The War is Over.
This song has seriously been on replay to an almost embarrassing level. I had heard it before, but earlier this March it became especially impactful while worshipping with friends overseas and its meaningfulness has carried back home with me. It is such a powerful reminder that the war IS over and we get to share in Christ’s victory.
- Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds.
Thank you, Kroger bulk section. This month, in all of its wonderfulness, has been remarkably stressful. My to-do list did NOT follow my recommendation of achievability in my productivity post, but instead was jam-packed with a million things that absolutely had to be done within a certain time frame. Meals were kind of a foreign concept during this time, but dark chocolate covered almonds were not. I truly credit my March mental and emotional survival to my rabid consumption of these things. I can’t explain why, I’m just grateful.
But really though. In the midst of my dark chocolate almond stress crisis, I was struggling with extreme mental/emotional anxiety and stress was manifesting physically. I was staying super sore and achy in my muscles and joints after my workouts, even light ones that normally would not cause me to feel sore at all. I did some research and read about how a magnesium deficiency can cause stress, which can further deplete magnesium, which can cause you to be more stressed, etc, and I decided to try taking a magnesium supplement (I plan to blog more about this later). I really believe it helped with my physical symptoms as well as to calm my mind!
- My planner.
Some months are more planner-dependent than others, and March was definitely one where my planner was put to good use. I’m not super snobby or specific about planners, but I do like the one I have right now. It was just a cheap one I found at TJ Maxx (of all places…), but it has served me well!
- My Nalgene
I have a really silly security blanket type attachment to my water bottles, and my current Nalgene has been a real pal this month. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
- Essential oils
This month has really revived my love for and appreciation of essential oils! I have been using them particularly for allergies and WOW, even as an EO user and believer I have been shocked by the results. Using a blend of lavender/lemon/peppermint throughout the day has eliminated the daily headache, congestion, and fatigue I have been feeling every day from pollen.
There are definitely endless things I could add to this list, but these 6 have been huge over the past month! What has been important to you this March?