September pretty much chewed me up and spit me out.
Despite my best efforts, I was awash in tasks and challenging situations and new things to learn. There was a lot of fun packed in there too but really it was all too much.
When I woke up Sunday and realized it was October I decided there and then that I was slowing everything way the hell down so I could catch my breath.
I mean, I still have lots of things to do but I am flatly refusing to do them in a hurry.
And I am not taking on anything extra.
I’m going to firm up the beginnings and ends of my days and keep the work in the middle from spilling over into them.
Today, I was giving some thought to what that might look like.
How can I help October feel more restful?
What would make my days feel slower and easier?
And, of course, how can I have those things without having to a lot of work to make things restful, slower, and easier?
I had already decided on journaling, drawing, and yoga as key elements of a slow October and was trying to figure out what yoga videos to do (I like to choose in advance!) when I discovered that Adriene is a step ahead of me.
This month’s Yoga with Adriene/Find What Feels Good playlist is called Ease.
And it includes this practically vintage video of Adriene demonstrating Sukhasana (The Easy Pose).
Easy Pose? That sounds GREAT!
So, that’s yoga figured out for October, now I just need to find the ‘Ease’ version of drawing and journaling and blend them into my days.