Days 20 and 21 - Happy Weekend.
Good morning friends.
Hope this weekend is a good one for all of you.
This quote about intentions and energy reminds me of something that I taught this week in one of my yoga classes. We were exploring parsva bakasana (side crow/crane pose), which is a pretty challenging arm balance. So many muscles and joints are involved in executing this pose, as well as a ton of confidence, trust and self-belief. It also requires us to establish an intention of lift and "flight." If we stare down at the floor, then that is likely where our energy is going to go, and a face plant might be imminent. When we lift our eyes and gaze forward or up, we send our energy in the direction we want to go....in the direction that allows us to fly.
For some of us, the weekend is a time of rest. For others, it's our time to get things done. Most of us are probably in the middle ... looking for productivity and downtime. Whatever the case, focus for a moment on your #freshstart intention. Focus on that thought or that goal you set a few weeks ago. Pick one aspect of that intention that you CAN do. Rather than wasting energy on stress, worry, or negative self-talk about what we cannot do, pick something you CAN do. Let your energy (and your time and effort) flow in that positive direction. Drink another glass of water, go for a walk, get a 15 minute nap, etc. Rather than "looking down" ... try looking up.
If you are following the calendar, today is a rest/stretch day. If you are thinking to yourself that you would like to get some movement today, then go for it and add in any of the exercises we have worked on this month.
Today is meal-planning for the week (definitely one of my biggest challenges). Take 30 minutes today to look at your week ahead, your fridge and pantry, and write a menu and shopping list that will work for you and your family. If you head to the store with a list, you will be way more efficient and focused in your shopping, and your future self will be so thankful this week when she/he finds the ingredients for your pre-planned dinner!
Finally, let's remember the value of sleep. We have been working this whole month to train our bodies and minds to get more sleep. It's Sunday morning...11:45am.....what time do you need to get to bed to get 8 hours of sleep tonight. What do you have to do today to make that happen?
Friends...YOU can do this. WE can do this.
Day One. Reset. Fresh Start.
Have a lovely day.
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