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Good Morning and Happy Monday (I’m trying to be cheerful. Mondays suck.)
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I heard nothing but fireworks last night in honor of Pioneer Day here in Utah. But I am up early and ready to take on the day. Over the last week, I have been a knitting fool. I always have been, but I decided to finally spread my wings and take on new projects. As of right now, I am working on a Ravenclaw house scarf for a Christmas present. 

But through all the fun I have been having, my arms started to hurt like crazy! Mostly in my forearms and biceps. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I was beginning to get concerned due to the fact I haven’t been working out, but my arms felt like I had been.

As I came to a point to where I was beyond concerned, I ask Josh if he would please look up if knitting could be the cause of my discomfort. It was! 

Due to the constant rotation of wrapping the yarn around the needles, and creating stitches, my arms were in a way, working out. Any kind of circular motions can do this. I felt a wave of relief, then worry. I didn’t want to stop knitting. What was I going too do?

For the time being, I pulled out my Balance and Deep Blue blend to calm me down, and to help with the pain in my arms. I applied it to the problem areas and messaged it it.

I felt the pain reduce after a few moments and let my arms have a break. The found some tips I never learned about knitting and your health.

Firstly, I didn’t know you should let your arms and fingers take a break every half hour. (This is the recommended amount of time to let them rest.) Then I learned you should stretch them out, as in before any kind of workout. (Who knew? I didn’t.) 

And lastly, to really help support your ams, place a pillow or a thick blanket under your arms, let them rest, and let your project hang off the pillow. Also keep your finger loose, if you are struggling with pain in your fingers. There is a chance you are gripping your work too tightly. 

This morning, my arms don’t feel as worn out and sore as they didn’t yesterday. I will be applying more of my doterra blend to help with the healing. To help them out more, I’m going to look flexible thimbles and possibly some knitting gloves to protect my wrists from possible damage. As I continue my work, I will apply these few tips that Josh looked up for me, and we will see how it goes!

Have you ever experienced pains with knitting? Or anything similar to it? 

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and Pioneer’s Day!

-Bailey 😃

LDS · Life · Motivational Mondays

Forget Me Not: Motivational Monday

Hello my Climbers, Happy Monday 🙂

Bought some Forget Me Not's. One of my most favorite flowers <3
Bought some Forget Me Not’s. One of my most favorite flowers ❤

Yesterday while I was in Church sitting in Sacrament meeting, I felt very impressed to listen to the talks given. I didn’t question the prompting I received and listened with an open mind and heart. The speakers gave talks on being diligent in scripture study, church attendance, and daily prayer. As I listened, one speaker said something very similar to this, “We are human. We create an image or situation in our head and we view it as perfect and then we say that “this” is what we want. But, we do not understand that everything is in Heavenly Father’s time, not ours.” I felt the tears well in my eyes. I have been trying to understand why I have been feeling that I have been stuck in a rut. I forgot that Heavenly Father already has a plan for me and it IS in his time. I just have to trust Him and be patient. Then I remembered a talk that President Uchtdorf gave four years ago in General Conference.

Here is a bit of the talk in a nutshell:

Found on Pinterest via curtisandash.blogspot.com
Found on Pinterest via curtisandash.blogspot.com

We are not Forgotten, we are so loved and so blessed in ways we will never fully understand. Just remember these little Forget Not’s and remember them always especially when you feel the weight of the world come in and when you see those beautiful little flowers.
Have an amazing Monday, Climbers.
Love, Bailey

Motivational Mondays

Motivational Monday: The Gift of Grace by: President Uchtdorf

Hello Climbers! Two Sunday’s ago was Easter which was also General Conference for the LDS Church. I love Conference! I thought that I would share a talk with one of my most favorite speakers. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave a talk called ‘The Gift of Grace’
I feel that this is what I needed to share with you all. Here is the talk:
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/the-gift-of-grace?lang=eng
God loves all his children, we are all his children. I am not a perfect being, all I can do is try my hardest to become the person that Heavenly Father and the Savior want me to be. God lives.
Have an awesome Monday! Let’s make this week a good one!
~Love, Bailey

LDS · Motivational Mondays

A Plan for Us All: Motivational Monday

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Hello my fellow Mountain Climbers.
Today, I want to share with you my testimony on God’s Plan. We are children of Heavenly Father. Devine beings with a plan that he has picked out for us all. Our plans are meant and designed specifically for us, to where we can make our way back to heaven and live with our Heavenly Father once again.
Sometimes what we want is not what Heavenly Father has planned out for us, and it can be difficult to accept. Believe me, I know, but that just means that Heavenly Father has something better in store you.
Heavenly Father loves all his children, not a select few, but us all. We all saw him once, conversed with him once, and walked with him once. If we follow God’s Plan, we will walk, converse, and see him once again. He loves you all so much, in a way, we will never fully understand. We are not alone on this earth. He is here.
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and know how special each and everyone of you are.
With love
~Bailey

Motivational Mondays

Motivational Monday

I am going to start doing these little tidbits called, Motivational Mondays, because I feel that since it is the start of a new week, it is always good to kick it off right with a little love and encouragement.

Found this on Pinterest!
Found this on Pinterest!

This week, take the time to reflect on what makes you happy. Not what makes others happy, what makes YOU happy. Sometimes, we get caught up in wanting to please others, we forget about ourselves and how we feel in situations. This week, I am going to do what I know I love, I am going to draw, spend time with my family, serve my Heavenly Father, and work on making myself better. (Physically and Mentally)
What are you going to do? What makes your soul happy?
Let’s have a great Monday and an AMAZING week!
Keep dreaming!
❤ ~ Bailey