Last week I got stuck in a funk…
I think the hustle and bustle of the holidays finally caught up with me. I also started, finished, and wrapped all my Christmas gifts last friday over the span of a couple of hours. By Tuesday I was feeling pretty burnt out from work so Christmas came at a good time. I spent Christmas Eve with my friend and his family and Christmas day with my family. By friday I felt worn out and exhausted and did not leave my house for the next two days. I slept in, stayed home, moved slowly, read, cleaned, organized, and spent a lot of time alone with my thoughts. I was alarmed by my lack of energy, but decided it was acceptable for me to take time to rest and recover.
I almost spent a third day in, but made plans to go to church this morning then meet a friend for Hatha Yoga. I think it was Exactly what I needed!
Day 2: December 28th 2014
HATHA YOGA and a WALK -After a couple of slow-paced days it was so good for me to get out of the house and get moving. I had attempted to put off today’s yoga date to next week and have another low-energy day, but the change of pace was exactly what I needed. We worked through traditional flows and I felt like my balance was better than usual today. I have been noticing some tightness in my jaw and chest these past few days. It must be where I am holding my stress. After class my friend showed me an exercise with a medicine ball to add to my morning routine that will continue to bring awareness to my center-line.
We had a very inspiring conversation over lunch. Discussing ruts and how we get into them by doing the same thing again and again and not stepping outside of that path or track. I was reminded of the importance of having a wide variety of activities in my life so that I develop multi-faceted strengths rather than only being strong in one discipline. We also talked about goals. I am going to re-write my goals with two bullet-points under them and put them in a visible place that I can see every single day.
After lunch we went for a walk through a park with waterfalls. It was so beautiful. We were greeted by a rainbow which was very fitting because today has been a good reminder for me and has given me a lot of hope.
A reoccuring theme that came up throughout our conversations was how we become like the 5 people we have in our lives the most. I think that is so true and a good reminder for me to surround myself by people who uplift and inspire me.
I feel ready to get back on track and move forward towards my goals and dreams.
Have a wonderful week and remember to:
MOVE YOUR BODY!!!!
Peace, Joy, and Blessings Always,