Keeping with my 2013 intentions, I had my first yoga session this week with a fabulous local yoga instructor. We will be greeting the every week together, with a one on one session, Mondays, bright and early. I know I am on the right path this year because right after my private yoga class, a good friend sent me this:
Well, if yoga didn’t start my week of right – then this little “Keep Calm” meme just put me right over the edge of fabulous-ness! To top it off, I received this comment on my blog the very next day:
I enjoy your blogs and website so much and just happened upon it one day. I had read an article in a Myrtle Beach magazine one summer and really enjoyed it- You reminded me so much of Goldie Hawn-just had that zest for life. I am thrilled to have found you here. I look forward to your blogs everyday and hope soon to visit your shop .
Goldie and Moi? I am so flattered!
(searching for the perfect photo of Goldie sure did give me a tickle!)
What Kathy said in her comment to me about having a “zest” for life, really got me thinking. It really made me feel grateful for the feeling that my yoga class put in my body, mind and spirit this week – and I think you could call it a “zest” for my life. When my body is in pain, or when I am run down and not getting enough sleep, eating right, working too hard or finding myself overcommitting – I find that I lose my zest and I start going through the motions.
Well I want more for me and for you than to simply exist! I want to touch, taste, feel and experience every morsel of my day to the fullest! Every once in a while we might need a reminder or a boost to re-enage us with our lives. Here are a few things I try to do to stay connected.
1. Practice gratitude – I talked about this in my post a few weeks ago about my New Years Intentions. Truly, that is what inspired me to write this today. Having great friends who think enough of you to send you emails when they see something that reminds them of you, reading sweet comments that people take the time to write on your blog about how you have inspired them and being blessed to connect with amazing people whose gift it is to help you heal make me appreciate my life from my core. Take a moment to write down three things that you are grateful for today and I promise, it will turn your day around!
2. Change something small – Change does not always have to be this “big and scary” thing. Change is inevitable, it is happening all the time, yet, we still fear it! Well, this is where being slightly creative (or having creative friend!) can help! Maybe all the change you need is a new fun haircut to pull you our of a rut, or brand new brightly colored throw pillows for your sofa. Having a few “fun changes” in your back pocket can be a lifesaver on those days when nothing seems to be going your way.
3. Disconnect – This is an important one! This doesn’t just mean disconnecting from your computer or your phone. It means taking some real “YOU” time, away from the stresses and pressures of life. A walk in the park or on the beach for 30 minutes can re-energize and re-charge you to face the rest of your day a little “softer” around the edges.
So, back to yoga… While that isn’t me quite yet… And, I don’t know if that will ever be me, and that is ok! That was my change this week and just by taking the time out for me, for my yoga practice, it has helped me tremendously be able to create more space in my body to feel grateful for all the life that is in me and all I want to share.
How do you feel more fabulous? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Go and have an It’s So Fabulous Day!
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