This is our second last day of Making Space before I switch over into Go Team posts but, just so you know, the encouragement level will stay the same. 💚
I hope that you can find space and ease today and that you have some peace in your heart and mind.
We don’t have to earn our rest.
We don’t have to finish everything first.
Rest is part of our daily cycle, no matter what the ‘push through it’ advocates would have you believe.
Sure, there are occasional times when pushing through is the answer but those times are the exception, not the rule.
It’s ok, in fact, it is advisable, to listen to the signals from your body and mind and take a break as soon as you can.
Maybe your current obligations mean that you can’t take a long break but even a few moments here and there will help.
Please don’t think that I am pressuring you to put more things on your to do list, that is definitely not my goal here. Ideally, we’ll learn to build breaks into all of our projects rather than making them a project in themselves.
And I am definitely not telling you that this is easy or that you *should* already be doing this. Our lives are full and we are often under a lot of pressure to be everything to everyone.
My hope with these posts was that they could help you recognize that your breathing room matters, that making space for yourself is valid, that small breaks are good for you, too.
It was never about chastising you (or me) for the challenges involved.
So, once again, I celebrate your efforts to make space for yourself in your life, even if dropping your shoulders away from your ears for a moment is all the extra space you can make today.
⭐️ <- for your efforts to make space today
And now, on to the totally optional videos:
Today’s movement video was really energizing and completely warmed me up on this chilly morning. There are some jumping movements in this one but you can easily modify them as needed (I did!)
I first clicked this meditation because I liked the title , then I noticed that it was from Calgary Public Library (yay for libraries!) which was a bonus, but the icing on the cake was when the meditation leader introduce themselves as Christine. A video from a library that recommends a pause and a speaker that shares my name? I am in!