Play Is The Highest Point of Research [Monday Mojo + Magic]

Play is the highest point of research. Albert Einstein. Picture quote from Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

Albert Einstein has penned so many of my favourite quotes, and I seem to discover more and more as time goes on.

I ran across this one the other day, and loved it!

This Monday, I'm reminding myself that play is not inconsequential in the maelstrom of our lives... it can encourage insight, expand ideas, spark creativity, lead to pure joy, embed memories, drive out stress, and replenish our draining wells of energy.

For me, play is the simplest form of enjoyment, and the best way to tend to my inner child (before she throws a tantrum in the form of burnout and exhaustion).

This week, I'm going to find time to play.... even if I have to schedule it in like an appointment in my diary.

What are you going to do this week to give yourself a boost?

Happy Monday, Daydreamers...

May your mojo + magic be with you this week.

*I'm adding this post to Open Slather over on One Mother Hen, to Life this Week on Denyse Whelan's lovely blog... oh, and Micro Blog Mondays too!

Linda. xox

PS. You can download the quote above right here.

PPS. Speaking of play... I've just finished a new free course called 'Morning Chuckles + JOY!' If, like me, you find mornings a tough gig, and you wouldn't mind a way to make them easier, then head over here and get your chuckles and joy for 5 mornings straight.




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My Version of Black Out Poetry = Gratitude Art!

As you may know by now, I love my gratitude practice because it's brought so much to my life.

I also love to draw and create, so... I decided I'd have a go at some art that brings the two together.

I discovered (via a friend) this thing called 'black out poetry' on Pinterest the other day, and fell in love. What's not to like... pages of text from old books, art, creativity, playing with words... all things I love.

So, I decided it was time for a little adventure (I had holiday time), and dove in head first.

The idea, is to focus on simple, gratitude worthy things, and black out the rest. Kind of like the way being grateful inspires us to spotlight the positives in our lives and leave the negatives alone.

Wallah!

Gratitude Art!

You can see an example of one of my creations below, and find it to download in The Garden of Gratitude. I'll be adding more in there as time goes on.

Gratitude Art in black out poetry. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

All I needed was an old book page (found in a second hand shop), some artist's charcoal, and my trusty fine-liner!

This was lots of fun, and looking for the simple words describing things to be grateful for (that we might take for granted) was almost meditative!

You'll also find gorgeous printables, wallpapers, journals, booklets, templates, coloring pages, and info about gratitude blooming in The Garden.

30 + goodies created by moi!

I hope to see you in there soon - entry is free.

Linda. xox



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Do You Trust Yourself? [Monday Mojo & Magic]

It's taken me a long time to learn to trust myself... particularly my gut... my intuition.

And, it's a work in progress still, but I'm a lot better than I used to be! (There's a post in the not too distant future about that).

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

This Monday, I'm recommitting to trusting my own inner core, and listening to the quiet yet undeniable messages it's whispering to me.

Happy Monday, Daydreamers!

May your mojo and magic be with you this week.

If you like the above quote, you can download it right here - no strings. (:

*I'm adding this post to Open Slather over at One Mother Hen, and Life This Week at Denyse Whelan's blog!

Linda. xox

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Video: FLOURISH [Monday Mojo & Magic]

Flourish. Commit to tending to your own growth. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

Dear Daydreamers, it's Monday once again.

How are you!?

How's life treating you?

This week, I think my word is going to be 'flourish'.

I'm going to set an intention every morning, to do something that helps me flourish.... whether it's getting creative, going for a walk among some trees, coming up with a new healthy (and scrumptious) dish to eat, jamming with my guitar playing friends, singing, dancing, bopping along to a song in the car on the way to work, arranging some beautiful flowers in a vase.

What can you do each day this week to flourish?

Each morning, before you get out of bed, or whilst enjoying your first hot cuppa, take a few moments to think of something you can do to invite a feeling of flourishing into your life.

Planning to flourish, is something we can all do!

Happy Monday, Daydreamers.

May your mojo and magic be with you as you flourish this week!

Linda. xox

P.S. I'm adding this post to Open Slather over on One Mother Hen, as well as Microblog Mondays.

PPS. My new Garden of Gratitude is open for rambling and peaceful visits! I've made over 30 gratitude focused printables and downloadables ranging from multiple journal templates to art work, wallpapers, colouring pages, slide shows and quotes. If you'd like to begin your own gratitude practice (and research shows the benefits are life-changing), this is the place to start a stunning transformation. You can get access to The Garden below for free.




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