Not Blowing Up

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One of the things I’m working on this year is not blowing up. You know, doing a better job at calming myself down, not taking some things so seriously, and not being so hard on myself all the time. It’s a part of my greater goal of loving myself more.

It’s really easy for me to get angry and upset about circumstance out of my control and then let that anger or sadness or frustration seep into every corner of my life and let it ruin my day/night.

Instead of just saying I’m going to work on this, I’ve been being proactive and doing actual things to make a difference.

I’ve been taking ten minutes whenever I need it at work to recenter myself- motivated by this little breather in the latest Real Simple magazine.20150104_203644[1]And I’ve been replacing workouts on days where I already feel crazy stressed or overwhelmed with yoga at home. I used to hate doing yoga in my apartment, but I discovered this free series on YouTube called Fightmaster Yoga and LOVE it. There’s something about her voice! It’s so soothing to me! And there are so many different kinds of practices and different lengths of videos.

Instead of trekking to the gym in the early morning snow yesterday, I popped on a yin and yang stress relieving practice video and found myself in a much clearer state of mind for the rest of the day.20150106_084808[1]Meditation, breathing, and yoga are things that do naht come easily to me. I brush them off as unimportant all too often and almost always claim I don’t have time for them.

I’m making an effort to find the time for them. And it doesn’t feel like a force- it feels good and necessary and right for this moment in my life.20150106_102902[1]

Keep it wicked healthy xoxo

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2 thoughts on “Not Blowing Up

  1. Meditation and yoga are so important for a healthy body. The mind is so often neglected when people make fitness goals, but it is the most important thing! For me, distressing is seeing friends and making time to watch TV. I just need to veg with no purpose and let myself do that. Being type A and motivated, relaxation has been a problem in the past. My friends are PROS at it so they foster my new Netflix addiction. Maybe a few nights a week we can meditate together instead 🙂

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