balance

18 Feb

 

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We are back from five fun days in Mexico (I’ll be posting about it next week)! I’m a fan of a good vacation if you couldn’t already tell. Maybe it’s for that reason that when I return from traveling…I’m always in a funk. All the real life worries come flooding back- work, to do lists, money, plans…blah blah blah.

Lucky for me I had the day off after we returned and could feed my soul a bit to rebalance. First up- an early morning session with my new therapist…whom I happen LOVE. I walked out 50 minutes later already feeling steadier…less anxious. Anxiety is always my go to emotion, so it’s the one I work on the most. After therapy I ran home to take Frank on our morning walk (which I paired with an inspirational podcast. I’m telling you…walking with interesting podcasts…WIN WIN) before taking Brian to the airport for a quick work trip (yes, the guy barely landed before he was in the air again…I’d almost feel bad for him but he’s in Oregon and I think Oregon is rather pretty gorgeous).

Our car ride to the airport was probably my favorite twenty minutes of the day. There is nothing better than feeling connected to my husband- laughing with him is one of my most favorite things on earth…even if it is only for a quick twenty-minute car ride.

After the airport I headed to my friend, Mary Beth LaRue’s yoga class. I currently have a bit of a bum big toe (I scraped it up on a big rock in Mexico) so I was worried it would be a total waste of a class (but I didn’t want to cancel plans) so I went with it.

I was again reminded to just be open and flow…and say YES. Everything else falls into place…even yoga with a bad toe.

She started her class with asking each of us to write down an intention on a piece of paper (considering tonight is a new moon) and placing it under our mats while we practiced. At first my mind went blank…what is my intention? I stared at my piece of paper wondering…with a million words spinning in my head…what do I want?

I ended up settling on BALANCE. My intention is to find balance. Balance in my mind. Balance in my work. Balance in my relationships. Balance in my days. BALANCE in all things I do.

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The class was a super sweaty fun flow with great music- always good for the soul (and I survived with my bum big toe with a few modifications. I was just happy to be there). At the end of it I felt energized, focused & connected.

After the class Mary Beth and I grabbed lunch at Cafe Graitude…a lunch filled with fun and honest conversation…oh and a big bowl of veggies and quinoa…that never hurts either.

And ever since…I’ve been writing at my desk…and now I’m preparing for my night alone with recorded television (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal & How To Get Away With Murder…I’m coming for you!) oh, and Thai take out. Brian is out-of-town after all.

Today was a super quiet “me day” and tomorrow is going to be a crazy “work day”…but it’s all about…

BALANCE

Right?

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5 Responses to “balance”

  1. Mark February 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Nice, very nice!!!!!!!!

  2. Miss Lynzie February 19, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    Balance, the most elusive of all the unicorns.

  3. righteousbruin9 February 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    I will have to find this Cafe Gratitude, when I visit the Venice area next month.

  4. di @ life of di. February 22, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    I’ve really been struggling with balance as of lately. I struggled before I was pregnant, felt like I had a fairly balanced life during pregnancy and now I’m back to extremes. I have such an extreme (all or nothing) personality and really need to learn how to find peace in moderation + balance. The things I struggle with the most would be 1) food 2) exercise 3) reading my bible + doing daily devotionals. I know it’s cliche to say, ‘I’m going to start this on Monday’ or ‘I will begin next month’ but I am really hoping to find more balance in March and hope to focus more on some of the issues I’ve been experiencing with the lack thereof in my life!

  5. Jen February 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    Balance is sooo key! Sometimes we’ve got to have a day to find it! A good reminder… Thanks 😉

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