Ahh, spring is here! If only the weather agreed with the calendar (I saw snow this morning!). Pretty soon, though, we'll be coming out of hibernation and away from our big coats and bulky sweaters. Aack!!
I took the plunge today and took a hot yoga class. I have been wanting to for over a decade now! Really? What took me so long? Generally it was my perfectionist mentality that held me back...I decided that I would need to do a class every day for a month to get the benefits (somewhere I heard that), I didn't think I was flexible enough, I felt foolish, I thought I may pass out. My list of excuses is as long as anybody else's! I will tell you that I now feel accomplished and strong, along with a sense of relief that something I had been dreading for so long was actually quite amazing!
What is it that you have wanted to do for your body for so long? Why have you put it off? Are you afraid? Do you feel that you are not worth it? What can you do to take a small step in that direction? I am a BIG fan of small, non-threatening steps and would love to hear what you want to do and how you're going to make that happen!
This week, I left my full time job.
It makes me think...what else do we hold onto that no longer serves us? What doesn't fit who we are anymore? Clothes? Furnishings and decor? People? How we act in certain relationships? Feelings? What do we want to give up in order to more fully become who we are meant to be?
Oh. My. Gosh. We are already at the unofficial start of summer!!
How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Pretty soon, we'll be halfway through the year, and I always like to take stock and see how I've done so far. So, let's see: I did do a 3 week cleanse, and I did give up meat for 6 weeks during Lent. But...my home still isn't spotless and clean each and every day no matter what, and I sure didn't keep up with journalling 3 pages each and every day. Sometimes, I wonder why we write these things down when we know darn well we probably won't do them. So, WHY do we do that?
I'll tell you why, and it's not to torture ourselves! We do it because our resolutions, our affirmations, our intentions, they represent the highest versions of ourselves. One day, when we're ready, we will accomplish them. It may not be this year, or perhaps not the first half of this year, BUT, the year isn't even halfway over. Can I start journalling again? Maybe 3 pages was a bit of an overcommitment (it took me 45 minutes each day!), but at least I can do a page. Can I commit to keeping my home spotless? Probably not, but I can keep up with the "stuff" daily instead of every other day.
Our resolutions stem from the desire to be true to ourselves. I am a more loving, compassionate person when I journal and give myself that time to actually think and care about how I feel. I am more centered when everything is clean and where it is supposed to be. So I will be thinking about these things over the next month and make mid-year resolutions, because they represent who I am, even if I'm not quite there yet.