I must admit, I’m still fighting a funk. I’ve been trying to follow my own advice for dealing with the winter blues, but I walked into my chiropractor’s office yesterday and said “may I please have an attitude adjustment?” No joke.
I’m trying to be careful and not let myself slip down the slippery slope of negativity so I’m asking for help when I need it, taking breaks when I need it, and making sure I keep active and eating healthy.
But one of the other things I need to be better about incorporating into my life again is yoga. I mentioned this the other week and I’m embarrassed to say I still haven’t done it. In fact, I’ve rebelled against doing it. I think about rolling out my mat and it’s like I instantly get crabbier.
The thing is, I KNOW how I’m affected by yoga; I KNOW I’m almost instantly snapped back into being myself; I KNOW it makes my body so much more relaxed; I KNOW this, but I’m still actively choosing to avoid it like the plague. So it’s time to change that. It’s time to bring it back into my life and make it a habit once again.
And I know I’m not the only one. In fact my chiro even said to me “yeah…I need to get back into doing it too. It’s been at least a month.”
So I’m challenging myself. For the next month, I am committing myself to yoga 3x a week. I don’t care if it’s three days in a row, three days in the morning, afternoon or evening, or three days split up and at different times each time. It’s just 3 days each week. And I don’t even need to go anywhere or spend any money. I have several YogaDownload.com sessions I already own (or if I really wanted to, I could get a few more for super cheap), a gym membership with yoga and BodyFlow classes I could take, and a gift certificate to a nearby studio. No excuses.
And I challenge you! Whether you’re practicing regularly, very minimally or not at all – set a goal and let’s beat these winter blues; let’s reconnect with ourselves; and let’s get back to yoga.
Have you been practicing yoga recently?
What’s your goal?