Taking Stock March 2021: You are Not Alone!

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Hello my friends! 🙂 How are you coping? Today we are pausing to catch a much-needed breath with a Taking Stock post..

So kick off your shoes, grab a hot (or cold) cup of something and let’s check in, shall we?

If this is your first time on Scrapbook Journeys, feel at home. 🙂 In these Taking Stock posts, we get up close and personal as we take a break from our usual travel adventures.

P.S. You can catch up with our recent & past travel posts by clicking on the Travel Tab at the top of the Menu bar.

Before we start, I would love for us to pause right here & do a 1 minute check-in. Take a moment to breath in, count to 5, then breath out as you slowly count down from 5 to 1. Check in with your thoughts and feelings for a few minutes, like really- how are you doing?

>>Be compassionate with yourself on whatever comes up…

>>If it feels too heavy to bear alone, consider sharing with someone you trust, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. 🙂

I don’t know what life’s been like for you lately or what you are dealing with… I do want you to know- you are not alone. 🙂

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The past few weeks have been a roller-coaster in that unpredictable, can’t fit it in a box & hardly-a-straight-line, kind of ride that life tends to be… And honestly speaking, I am still processing. I will hopefully share the lessons/takeaways in future Taking Stock posts.

I find that when I check-in like this, something might come up that’s been nagging/sitting in my subconscious… And by addressing it, I find the clarity & space of mind to focus on the present.

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I hope that with this small exercise and the resources mentioned below, you’ll find something useful to help you check-in. 🙂

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  • P.S. You can also find more mental wellness resources in the Lifestyle Tab found on the top menu bar.

Taking Stock March

Buying: Into the idea of shaving off all my hair. The temptation is strong! 😀

Craving: The sound of a river or the crashing of waves… Beach, is that you calling?!

Cooking: Oats for breakfast. Send help! 😀

Drinking: Kericho Gold’s Apple & cinnamon specialty tea… delightful!

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Source: Svitlana, Unsplash

Eating: Pineapples more often.

Fun Tip:
  • Did you know that sprinkling salt on your pineapple slices kills the acidity, making it easier on your tongue? Try it! 🙂

Enjoying: The stories of how women are taking up space in the world and choosing to challenge oppressive beliefs/norms/practices while creating better spaces for future generations of women.

#InternationalWomensDay2021

Feeling: Grateful. 🙂

Learning: The importance of being present in the lives of the ones we love. That call or text to check-in could make all the difference in the world.

Listening: To the tracks on my friend Vincent Claudius’ new EP titled: Rnb Hearted. 😀

You can listen to it HERE.

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Looking: Forward to seeing my baby nieces and nephew, soon hopefully!!  

Making: My 2021 vision board, because it’s never too late to get started!

Missing: The joys of traveling without worrying about getting sick.

Noticing: How fast this year is gliding by. Can you believe it’s nearly Mid-March already?

Reading: The Books of the New Testament in the Bible and determined to finish The Success Principle by Jack Canfield.

What books are you currently reading? I’d love to hear your book recommendations below. 🙂

Thinking: About the resilience we’ve shown in the past 1 year as a human race. Wow!

Wanting: To travel to many beautiful places this year, hopefully without Covid-19 hanging over our heads!

Watching: The Tume$ota Podcast episodes on YouTube, hosted by my young, super-talented friend Amira Okundi and her companions Pauline and Abigael.

It’s a great space to learn about managing life and finances. 🙂

Tip:

>> I’d recommend checking out their latest episode on relationships & money.

Wishing: For a good, better… in fact, the best experience in 2021, for all of us.

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Working: On some exciting travel and lifestyle content ideas. 🙂

P.S. If you are a brand and would like to partner up in 2021, feel free to reach out via my Contact Form HERE  


Thank you for reading! Did you enjoy this Taking Stock post? I’d love to hear from you… Leave a comment with your inputs/ questions and/or feedback.

See you on the next one! 😀

<< Stay. Inspired. Always. >>

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Muthoni
    March 15, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Amazing, always a great read
    .
    Current read “when breath becomes air by Paul kalanthi.
    Taking stock as from now.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 17, 2021 at 10:46 am

      Thank you for reading Muthoni! Yay thanks for sharing your current read! And all the best as you take stock 🙂

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    Irene
    March 11, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Taking stock too! Thanks for sharing…

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 17, 2021 at 10:44 am

      My pleasure. Wish you all the best as you take stock Irene. 🙂

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    Mercy
    March 11, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I can sense that haircut btw.. I know you too well hihi.. also thanks for that pineapple hack

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 17, 2021 at 10:43 am

      Haha you do know me!:D Thanks for reading, and yay to enjoying pineapples stress-free! Lol 😀

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    PATRICIA
    March 11, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Woow such an Awesome read I’m really looking forward to travelling and visiting friends and family with no fear of getting sick too
    Just missing everyone thanx for checking up on me recently it made a big difference.
    The temptation to shave hahaha
    I need to check my mental health too

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 17, 2021 at 10:47 am

      Aaaw I am so so glad you are doing well now, you can always count on me to be there hun.:) And yes, checking in on our mental health is key. Can’t wait to see you and the kids, without the worry of getting sick. Sending hugs! 🙂

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    PATRICIA
    March 11, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Woow such an Awesome read I’m really looking forward to travelling and visiting friends and family with no fear of getting sick too
    Just missing everyone thanx for checking up on me recently it made a big difference.
    The temptation to shave hahaha
    I need to check my mental health too

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    Christine Munene
    March 11, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely! It is always important to take stock of our lives.
    Haha! My vision board is halfway done 🙂

    Am currently reading the One Year Bible using two different Bible plans, so much leaning!
    Also I recently finished reading a book called the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and now reading The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz (His Son).

    Currently drinking Hot Water 🙂
    Looking forward to peace of mind and heart , lightness of heart and mind and true Joy and Gratitude for all of us.

    Thanks for this Taking Stock Post! 🙂

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 17, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Your reads are inspiring, to say the least!! Can’t wait to read your review of the Four Agreements… Thank you for reading Christine! 🙂

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