As I mentioned yesterday, I’m looking into working on stress management a little more actively in my days. That means more mindful yoga, because I’ll confess to you guys that my yoga poses are usually done while chatting with O and Darrell as they do bathtime. Good for the stretching, maybe not the best for the meditative, stress relieving part of yoga. I got an online yoga membership from Groupon or Living Social a couple of months ago and have yet to use it. I promise I will this month! I also liked this article from Spark People with 8 Seated Yoga Poses – I could do those in my office! It would be a moment to stop and breath and think about my body rather than my work. That’s definitely something I can do and that would help! Pausing now to try some out . . .
There was also a post from Spark People on A Guide to Walking Meditation. I struggle SO much with meditation because I get antsy just sitting there. Yes, I know the purpose is to practice and get used to settling the antsiness. In the meantime, I like the idea of walking meditation. A church we attend has a labyrinth that I love walking through and it isn’t far from work. I should stop by more often. 🙂
As we head into a holiday weekend, I really appreciated Amanda’s post this week about avoiding the “I’ll start tomorrow” mindset. Every moment is a chance to make a better choice and avoid that slippery slope. Hopefully I remember this as we get through a weekend with two pastry-filled celebrations!
Lastly, I have to share this quote with you from the lovely Kristin at Stamped with a Heart (post here) – “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way LOVE makes you move. Move the way JOY makes you move.” (From Osho) I love this quote and it is such a perfect thing to take with me into a tough month of training and for all of us to take with us into the weekend as we try to juggle our workouts with all of the other things that pile into our lives.
Who else has big plans for the long weekend? Wish us luck getting through without binges (family involved, so stress is a given!) or sugar-induced pre-schooler meltdowns. Thank goodness O is generally such a sweetie. 🙂
Whatever you do this weekend, stay safe!