days...allows for time to contemplate & to plan for all the goings-on that will be filling my schedule in the upcoming weeks & months.
As I was updating my calendar with my already scheduled Karma Classes & Beginners Series, personal practice time, Workshops & the other myriad of day-to-day activities that make up a person's day, I realized that in not one of those squares on my calendar did I see time for myself that wasn't about yoga. Hmmmmm....as much as I love my practice & am over the top excited about teaching in my home studio, this imbalance could not remain. This however, is when the internal battle began.
One of the goals that I've set for myself for this year is to become more proficient at scheduling my time. My
first reaction to this was to schedule all my work related tasks.....then if & only if there was time left over I could schedule in some time for hobbies...there's an innate belief in me that tells me that "work" must be completed before "play". But why? Why must my "play" time take a back seat to "work" time? If sitting at my loom or enjoying the clickety clack of my knitting needles brings me such joy, why would I insist on leaving those activities out of my daily schedule? The more I contemplated this, the more it didn't make sense to me. Just as I find joy when I'm on my mat, I cultivate a calmness in my heart when I'm working with wool & creating. It seems to me that I should absolutely be including this in my day, even if just for a few minutes.
So I've decided to change this practice of work first & play later, time permitting. I've decided to give myself permission....
I give myself permission to take whatever time I need for me.
I give myself permission to say no to demands on my time that don’t light me up, and don’t give me energy back.
What will you give yourself permission to do this year?
Namaste my friends