16/100: Some Is Better Than None, Right?
15 minutes can change how your day is going.
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.
- 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.
- 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???).
- 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.