Today I head back to work after only doing three days last week. I think I’m really ready for a holiday, but I know I won’t feel that way once I get on the ward. I do love my job, but I’ve recently really learnt to appreciate my time off, I’m starting to think I appreciate it a little too much to be honest.
I feel like my week is very organised, my washing is all caught up, I made soup on Sunday night, and a vegetable frittata last night, so that pretty much has my meals for work sorted for this whole week, and I have my exercise regime all planned out. I feel ready to head back to work, my house is clean and tidy, I’m even planning to clean out my car a little before I head to work. I know it sounds silly and I’ve posted about this before, but it means my head is clear. It’s like a psychological issue, when my surrounding are organised I am relaxed and have a clear head. It’s like I’ve organised my head as well, there’s nothing cluttering it up, no distractions, nothing I have in mind that I need to do… Because it’s already all done.
I’m feeling a little motived this morning too. And while I’m motivated I thought I would share my new goal, probably not just for this week, but my next milestone if you like. So last night I did some yoga, probably for the first time in at least 4 days, and as I got to down dog I felt my heels actually touch the ground. I know that doesn’t sound like such a big deal, but for me it was. Remembering I’ve come from a place where I could barely tie my shoes comfortably, I lost weight and now I’m starting to see some results. Of course it’s the little things that mean the most to us. So I’ve decided to set another benchmark, and I know this is far from my own ability, but it’s something I’ve decided to work on. Crow pose. At the moment I don’t have the upper body strength, and that’s something I’m going to have to work on. But, I always say once we set our minds to something, we can achieve it (of course within reason – we don’t have the dynamics to fly). So this is my new development plan. One of them anyways. I think we always need to push ourselves, or we’ll never truly know what we’re capable of.
My favourite part of pushing my limits with yoga is that while practicing I find that I’m actually feeling better for it. After each session I feel relaxed, I feel like my posture is better, and the feeling I get in my muscles afterwards I would compare to having a total body massage… For free! A few of the people I look up to are yogi’s, not conventional ones, but they seem to look outside the box. Plain and simply because of their personalities, that I see. They seem so centred, down to earth and relaxed. They don’t seem to have a stressed bone in their body. Which I know isn’t true, we all have times when we’re stressed, when adversity kicks us while we’re down. But I love the effects yoga has, and when it leaves you feeling so great… How can that be a bad thing?!