The sun was shining, the day was warm, and we were all home!
There’s nothing quite as wonderful when your partner in crime comes home and you can enjoy a little breathing room, some yoga time, and know that daddy was way more interesting than mom after 10 days! Ahhhhhh, life is grand. Boys will be boys and when Bug saw that his daddy was home, let’s just say that I enjoyed more free time than I had with my mom here all the previous week. Watching my boys play actually brought a tear to my eyes. Both of them running around the warm house in just their shorts, laughing and chasing the dogs around was a big part of my bliss today, the other part was not feeling AS needed today as I had been.
There is something about being having a person need/want solely you. It is wonderful that little guy will come over to me and grab my hand to show me something or that he enjoys crawling onto my back when I’m taking plank pose, child’s pose, or up dog, but sometimes it is nice to just have a little peace, even if it only lasts 15 minutes. This is why practicing daily is exactly what I need! If you give and give and give, but never refill the cup you are pouring from…. You know what happens. There is only so much anyone can give!
A few weeks ago, I had a momma friend come to one of my restorative classes, she was tired, exhausted really. Burnt out and unable to just get back her energy. She came to yoga with her 15 month old (who did great!) and I know it wasn’t an ideal way to refill the cup, sometimes you just have to do what you gotta do. How many of you have felt burnt out? Rundown? Either from work, life, parenthood, bad decisions, or any number of other reasons? It’s not just mommas who experience this worn down feeling, this unintentional chill out, because you got no pep feeling. It is one of those things that can creep up on you! Ahimsa, non violence, is one part of yoga and this pertains to any part of your life (on or off the mat). Non-violence to yourself can be not lashing yourself to the limit, not working so hard you make yourself sick, and not letting your cup get empty.
I know in this day and age, there is an emphasis to do it ALL or multitask to the point of doing everything yourself even if each activity is lacking because your attention is so spilt. Let’s be honest, doing one thing at a time correctly, with undivided attention is going to be way better than pushing yourself to be Wonder Woman (or super man). It can be work or parenting or yoga (you know those people who check email and do pigeon pose at he same time) or driving or eating, it doesn’t matter. Sometimes you just need to focus.
Now I’m not saying that you can’t do multiple things at once, but the question is are you draining yourself from doing too much?
Refill your cup this weekend loves! Go outside, soak up some sun (or splash in some puddles), and do something that refreshes you 🙂