This past week has been even busier than usual for me. I’ve been helping three different friends with their websites in addition to my regular routine of audio editing, a full time job and three children. I’m not complaining, mind you. I am glad I have skills to help my friends! And though I may be tempted from time to time, I wouldn’t trade my children for anything.
Making space for quiet time was shuffled to the bottom of my ‘to do’ list, though, and I definitely felt the effects. I was run down, exhausted, and my body was achy. I knew it was because I wasn’t taking care of myself, and not because of any ‘bug’. I was sleeping in instead of getting up and moving my body. I sat in front of my computer, stiffening up. I worked on my computer straight up until I had to leave for work, then took half the day getting myself grounded again.
So I spent yesterday taking better care of me. I slept in, and spent some time with my husband. I read to my children. I bounced on the trampoline. I did the laundry and started cleaning up my work space. And I got some of my own projects completed that were pushed to the side last week.
And this morning, I got up early and did my yoga practice for the first time in weeks! I focused on breathing love for the entire time. Each time my mind wandered, I gently brought it back to I AM…LOVE.
Right now, the dishwasher is churning away, my youngest son is fighting battles with imaginary storm troopers, and there is a box full of papers I need to sort through on the floor next to my chair. Instead of becoming anxious about this, though, I cam calm. I can tune out the space battle, and turn down the pressure on myself to get to that box. Why? Because I started the day with yoga and meditation. I began on the right foot: with calm and intention, and that carries me through the day. I created the quiet inside myself, and so I become the eye of the storm.
Now, I think I’ll go bounce on the trampoline for a few minutes before I tackle that box! A little fun makes life much more enjoyable, too!