16/100: Some Is Better Than None, Right?

15 minutes can change how your day is going.

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Today I didn’t really have time for a full practice because I’m in the middle of moving 2000 miles and saying goodbye to friends and trying to function like a normal person and I have a literal roommate so basically 15 minutes for yoga was all I could get in. It was nice, quick, and easy, built around creating focus and productivity. It’s the kind of yoga you do in your office in the middle of a workday when you’re feeling a little burnt out but hey, it works.

Right now I don’t feel like I really have the time to process my yoga adequately. And while “not having enough time” is not a real reason to not do something (because we make time for the things that are important), I feel like I am also not in the right headspace this week. My yoga practices, much like my week in general, have been rushed and approached with a “let’s just get this over with attitude”.

Now, that’s really unfair to my mental health. Yoga is teaching me to live more in the moment, not focus on an end goal. I think my external life is affecting my practice when in reality it should be the other way around.

So even though I was only able to grab 15 minutes, I’m happy I did because it reminded me that I need to be sure to capture the time each day to be in the moment, slow down, and take a fucking breather. My practices this week might now be super fulfilling, but they’re happening each day and I know that starting next week my life will be very different.

In the meantime, here are some updates about things that will be happening in the next few weeks.

  1. I’m building a new website to house my blog! That will be starting next week so be on the lookout. I will be cross posting on Medium but the website will have all sorts of other interesting things for everyone to check out, including recipes, resources, and other shit I like.
  2. I’m going to be directing my attention toward learning about the different chakras over the next few weeks, so posts will have a more educational and cohesive tone (once a student always a student amiright???).
  3. I’m looking for collaborators! Let me know if you’re interested in connecting.

That’s it for now, I think. Until tomorrow!

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Grace Chandler Baldwin is a freelance writer living in Maine. She loves all things travel, language, and yoga, and has an unhealthy obsession with goats. Find her at www.gracechandlerbaldwin.com.