Hitting the reset button

Oops.

It’s been, what? Nearly two months now since I last blogged.

I’d like to say that it’s been because I’ve been CRAZY BUSY and just hadn’t got around to it.

And it’s partly true – starting up two yoga classes a week, whilst working full time, doesn’t just happen on its own, you know.

But the real reason?

I’ve been so exhausted, I barely have 2 brain cells to rub together, let alone the energy to pick up a pen.

Working full time, starting up and maintaining my classes, looking at buying a house, attending workshops, maintaining my own yoga practice, making time for family and friends and writingmy blog…one  or more of the balls was going to drop sooner or later.

Oh, and I’m also planning on going back to study later in the year. Because I am insane.

I finally had my lightbulb moment a few weeks ago, when I complained to a co-worker for the umpteenth time about how tired I was, and how I couldn’t remember the last time I felt this way. She observed that in spite of my yoga-loving, healthy-eating lifestyle, I’m constantly tired, whilst she’s a happy little omnivorous yoga newbie and mostly feels fine.

Hmm. Time to check in with myself, methinks.

Time for a little lifestyle examination.

And wowzers, do I not like what I see.

Too many nights spent on the couch watching My Kitchen Rules. Too many nights spent eating out or getting takeaway because it’s more convenient/too hot to cook. Not enough yoga. No meditation. No writing. Too many wasted hours on Facebook or Walking Dead memes.

Two recent workshops I attended (one on Yoga Nidra, the other working through the chakras) have rattled something inside me, reminded me of that feeling I got last year after I returned home from a yoga retreat. Feeling like my outer world is not quite aligned with my inner world. And how discontented that makes me feel.

So this post is not just a public whinge about how busy and tired I am. I actually LOVE being busy. But I need to take care of myself so that I don’t run myself into the ground.

This post is, in fact, a public declaration that I am going to clean up my act. And what better time than now, over the Easter weekend, when there are four long, blissful days begging me to do something productive and meaningful with them? What better time to hit the reset button? Switching off the telly. Getting back on my mat, my meditation cushion, and back into the kitchen. Upping my face time with friends and family, not my Facebook time. Trying out new yoga classes. Promoting and building my yoga classes. Living simply, fearlessly.

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Happiness…

Let it all go…

And just be…

buddha wisdom