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Self-Love and Care for Soulful Mamas

  • Johanna Bernhardt

This One, Small Act to Cure a Bad Mood

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

When I find myself in a mood that I can’t stand, or when I can’t believe how messy my house is, I perform this small, simple ritual to make myself feel better; I clean the kitchen sink.

I take my time, scrubbing, and making it as shiny as can be. Then I leave a little splash of water in it, and I add a few drops of my favourite essential oil. When I am done, my kitchen might not be completely clean, but at least one place in it is pure and fresh and taken care of.

It is a small enough task that I know I can complete it uninterrupted, and I feel a sense of accomplishment, however small it may be. But the best part is, every time I walk through my kitchen, the fragrance lifts me up, and I am reminded that my mood is something I very much have control over. I can take a small, conscious action to feel better about my day.

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