Thursday, 5 September 2013

SIMPLIFY!

If you're anything like me, you will relate when I tell you that on occasion I make things more complicated than they need to be. Especially when my schedule gets hectic and busy, as it has been this week. The good news is I'm aware of my habits, so when I noticed myself sliding back into my busy tendencies, I quickly re-collaborated and question, how can I balance this unavoidable busyness with some grounded peace?

What I've realized is that it's all about my ability to simplify. What areas of my life and schedule can I simplify, to help balance the energy of my day and my Self out?

  • I can plan ahead for dinners and snacks, so I'm less stressed and better organized during the week. 
  • I can be Ok with saying "No" to the extra work requests I get during my busy season. 
  • I can take transit instead of driving so I'm less stressed on the road and more relaxed when I arrive at work. 

One that has really been satisfying my soul right now is simplifying my yoga practice. Letting the priority be on my breath.
Inhale, move
Exhale, move 
Inhale, move
Exhale, move
Inhale, hold the pose
Exhale, hold the pose
Inhale, hold the pose
Exhale, hold the pose. 
RELEASE & REPEAT 
(*Sigh* I feel better even just writing it out).

At the end of my practice I feel more grounded and more capable of handling whatever life throws at me with the Grace and integrity I want to live by. Even though this may sound too easy or of little value, but please DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY!

What can you simplify in your life to re-collaborate or balance out the energy of this busy time of year?

From my heart to yours,
Lauren



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