I have recently been trying to incorporate new aspects into my daily routine. These are currently varying, as I attempt to figure out the perfect blend of physical, mental, and spiritual practices. As a part of my weekly focus, I have been reading about the "Yamas" and reflecting on the different aspects/ideologies supporting each Yama. One of these ideas is: Balance
I have always been a go-go-go type of girl. Always busy, always working, always looking for something to do-somewhere to go-someone to see. So it's no surprise that while growing up (and even into adulthood) I was often sick. I never allowed space. I never granted myself permission to say "no", to rest when absolutely needed, or to breathe. I fueled myself with ALL the wrong things. I never scheduled meditation, time for church, or journaling into my days. And unfortunately, this created so much tension that I would ultimately break down and lose a fight I didn't even know I was fighting.
Balance can be tricky~ especially in a world that expects everyone to be "on" all the time. But balance is so, so important and I am ready to start living unapologetically. If i need to sleep in, I will sleep in. If I need to step away from a conversation or my work desk, I will step away. If I need more water, more meditation, a hot shower, alone time, or time with 20 friends--I will allow my mind and body to sink into the space that will support me most. I have already noticed a wonderful shift in positivity and openness, so I invite you all to do the same and watch how your life, health, and relationships blossom!
"Spreading ourselves thin looks impressive, but in the end, we are the first ones to lose. The health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit is a powerful resource and by keeping ourselves in balance, we can stride through life with greater competence and ease."- Deborah Adele