I left after a LONG day at work, looking at more work to do once I was home. How was I going to fit in a yoga practice? Maybe Monday should be my rest day? Maybe I could just skip? I mean I'm sick after all. No one would fault me.
I checked my email after dinner and saw "Start where you are– right now, this minute– and move from there." So I did. I didn't have the energy for any thing that resembled a power yoga practice so I did a 20 minute restorative one. Still took me about 15 minutes from rolling out my mat, to actually getting on it, but I completed Day 2. Now meditation before bed.
Full disclosure... I fell asleep before I meditated last night.
I almost dropped out of the 40 days because of all that has gone on in my life the past two weeks. I decided to stick it out, even if I can't complete it to "perfection." In staying with it, I'm leaving my comfort zone. In some ways I'm very type A: Do everything exactly how it's expected. Check things off the list. Work harder to get better results. Go Big or Go Home. In spite of the chaos happening in my life, I decided to stay in 40 days. To see where this leads me. To be gentler and more forgiving with myself when I don't do everything "perfectly." To just try to do the best that I can everyday. Some days that's going to be less, or more, than I think can do. And some days it's going to look different what I expect I "should" be doing.
SHPY 40 Days Participant - Winter 2016