We all know there are things we should do to take care of ourselves and others. We know we are supposed to eat healthy. We know exercise is good for us. We know we need to take time for ourselves somehow...Why don't we? I know I've been meaning to write more blogs but things just kept getting in the way. I was working a lot of hours and then moving to a new apartment and before that I got sick over Christmas. And I wasn't coming up with anything inspiring to write about. This is the first light bulb that came to me so I stopped what I was doing to write it! But I still don't understand what gets in my way to get the things done I know are good for me and I even like doing! I know meditation helps me. I know yoga really works well with my body. I know I eat too many sweets to loose the weight I want to loose, it messes with my chemistry and doesn't help my fatigue. Even when I have a flexible schedule though I don't make time for these things enough.
My brain gets in the way. It talks the loudest and says! "SUGAR!" Or "this chair is so comfy and you have to catch up on e-mail so just keep sitting here, yoga will have to wait." Or "it's too late at night now, if you meditate you'll just fall asleep and not pay attention to the meditation." My brain is really loud. I think I'll try to do the opposite of some of it's advise when it comes to these things that are important to me. I will also try to schedule them in so that the time is set aside already. Today was my last yoga class at the studio I've been going to. (A casualty of my move.) I am really concerned that I won't be able to keep up a home practice. It is important to me to have things scheduled so that I don't blow them off. So I think I will keep that slot open each week even though I'm not going to the class.
What works for you? What are you running up against? Let's help each other out!