Oh man, today was good but it’s been a busy evening. It’s my own fault for procrastinating a blog post until after the Survivor finale and not planning ahead for the possibility that I’d get caught up after it, but it’s ok. This blog post is gonna go up (hopefully) right under the wire. Josh and I spent my “blog writing time” going through all the things that are overwhelming us right now. Sometimes it helps to write out a list, then let the other person talk you through it, point by point, either offering suggestions to make a certain situation better/easier, or offering encouragement to relieve you of the pressure you’re putting on yourself. Definitely worth getting a blog post up late, I think! Now I’m mentally worn out, though, so I’m just gonna do a quick prompt-and-response post and skip the proofreading.
right now I feel exhausted, but in life I’m feeling stronger & more confident than I have in… since I can remember. I started a 30-day yoga camp yesterday, and I’m excited about where that’s going to take me. Today’s yoga practice was the longest I’ve done – 50 minutes – and I’m just super proud of myself, y’all!
Today’s yoga camp mantra was “I create” and here’s what I thought about during practice (I wrote it down immediately after so I wouldn’t forget): I create any new strength & flexibility in my body, and in doing so I create opportunities for healing. I create confidence by pushing myself beyond my comfort zone. I believe that I was created for a reason, and I believe that I honor my creator when I create space for myself to thrive. I CREATE! (feeling pretty empowered, can you tell? Haha.)
to give myself permission to be earnest and corny and genuinely excited about things without apologizing. Like, I feel like I should tone down my enthusiasm for my new healthy lifestyle because A) what if I’m annoying y’all and B) what if I fail and in a month or so I’m sick again and I look like an idiot? But HEY – neither of those things change the way I feel right now. And for the record, I believe that in a month I’ll still be going strong. No matter what happens (or who is annoyed by me), I’m not an idiot for taking care of myself.
to sleeping really well tonight. I had trouble getting to sleep last night because of a bunch of small things that, all together, made it difficult for me to drift off. But tonight! Tonight, I will be comfy and I will fall to sleep so easily. I’m half asleep right now.
free yoga on youtube, freedom, smoothies, new and old online friends, friends who encourage well, snail mail, daily walks with Lulu, feeling confident, instagram’s new feature for easily switching between profiles, and miraculously perfect avocados. 😉
What are you currently feeling, creating, learning, looking forward to and/or thankful for this week?