I am so glad I decided to add yoga to my September. My days have actually felt LESS busy because I am starting off by doing something kind for myself.
I suspect that feeling stems from two things:
I like having a specific thing to do first thing in the morning, it gives my day immediate structure.
I have been maintaining that structure in two ways:
My mat has been a fixture in my living room since September 1 (a fact that Khalee fully approves of) so I have a visual reminder.
And, I ended up setting up a Facebook check-in group and we decided that I would put up a post every day to remind people to check-in.
My mat helps me to remember my plan and the need to do the check-in post helps me to stick to the plan. It’s the perfect combination!
I have, of course, selected a little weirdness for my check-in posts, an index card drawing of a monster with the day number next to them. So, I have the added bonus of doing something a little creative first thing, too.
But because it is a side-effect of the group post, it’s not ‘make art first thing,’ it’s ‘make a quick drawing for the post’ and it feels like a smaller task.
I can focus my yoga to address something I need in that moment – relaxed shoulders, some relaxation, some ease in my hips.
One day, I knew I had a lot of driving ahead of me so I did some hip work to prepare myself for the day ahead.
That just feels really great – addressing a concern right away. And I don’t have to carry that issue all through the day until I can get around to it.
Instead, I get to have a feeling of physical ease throughout the day. And there is no arguing with the benefit of that!
Shout-out to the September is for Yoga Group
As I mentioned above, I created a Facebook group to keep myself and Team Yoga on track for this month and we’re having a great time.
Lots of people have mentioned how the accountability is helping them remember to make a little time for themselves in the day. AND, we are all finding that even the tiniest bit of yoga is helping us to feel better already.
I know that I am feeling more relaxed over all and my hips feel mobile instead of tense.
That’s pretty much as close to an instant result as anyone could hope for.