Just Talk to Me!

 

This video clip reminds me of my ill fated attempts to engage in conversation.  I think it is funny now but it never use to be. 

I tried everything to get people to talk to me.  

Ask my children.  I had a book I would pull out called “What If.” It had 4 questions to a page. I asked them to pick a page number, and a number on the page. I told them to open to that page, and to read and answer the question. 

My kids hated that book! 

Throughout my life my friends have thought they were talking to a two year old. My mother thought I was noisy. My father thought I asked to many damn questions, and many people who I wanted to know never got back with me. 

It was always an attempt to start a conversation, and to get to know someone better. 

Pursuing a legitimate give and take conversation was a challenge. 

Trust me, a question is ok. A barrage is intimidating. Remember to be patient, wait, and in the silence they will come. 

 

Day#2 I have to give up something?

33655D2C-B4DB-41E9-A354-4E2DAC563C6CI woke up this morning thinking of the New Resolution I set in motion, and realized my day was full.  Then I told myself, “something’s got to give.”

After meditation, I usually begin my work day by checking messages.  IPhone has this lovely new feature that sends you a message daily letting you know how much screen time you have used. Since I did not delete any extraneous messages, such as this one, from the day before, it graciously shared with me yet again, the time I devoted to starring at my screen.

Needless to say, I found the hour I will need everyday to commit to my resolution.

Change always requires a “letting go” of something that no longer serves you in order to make room for the very thing you want in your life that will be of significant value.

 

If you are just now tuning in, you can go back to read my post on Dec. 31st.  (A New Resolution) explaining my challenge.

 

 

Day # 1 This is where I am.

You must take inventory of where you are, to know where you want to be.

If you wish to join me,  where are you?

As we age, its more important than ever before to get up and move the body.

If your work keeps your tushy in a chair, like mine, you will notice how achy, stiff and sore your body gets when you don’t incorporate movement in your daily routine.

The areas that are currently grabbing my attention are my shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.

Since our body works synergistically from head to toe, all movement will reap benefits, except the ones that cause you pain. Be mindful and don’t go where your body is not ready to go.

I am focusing on just a few postures for the purpose of monitoring change.  I have chosen some basic yoga poses, demonstrating that change doesn’t have to be complicated or extravagant. I am including one advance pose just to see if I can master it.

You can read my post on Dec. 31st.  (A New Resolution) explaining my challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

A New Resolution

 

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The new year always lends itself to new resolutions.

Starting Jan 1st, 2019. I will be sharing with you my 30 day challenge. 

This is an open invitation for you to choose something you wish to see change. 

I am choosing Yoga for 30 days straight . Normally I do yoga 2-3 times a week.

My intention for this challenge is to take my yoga practice to a deeper level.

When anything is done for 30 days consistently, the results can be seen both objectively and subjectively. 

I will concentrate on two aspects of my yoga practice; 1)consistently using breath to move me into, through, and out of each posture and  2) exercise acceptance and curiosity in each pose in any given moment.

In my practice I have noticed I hold my breath a lot and I judge myself in the postures. Funny thing is, this also happens in many other areas of my life. 

I will be journaling and sharing the effects of this practice both on and off the mat. 

When selecting a goal it must be doable, measurable and obtainable.  

-It must be something you want to do and not something someone else wants for you. 

-You will be able to identify, hear, see and feel when you reach your goal. 

-Doing 10 mins of something everyday is an easy goal and can lead to great improvements. 

An achievable goal motivates you to remain consistent.

By defining my goal I have increased the likelyhood of success. 

This commitment will not only improve my physical practice but I also predict will provide a ripple of healing in other areas of my life. I.e more patient and less judgement towards myself. 

I am excited to see what transformation will occur.

You are welcome to join me in selecting whatever you would like to set in motion to create change in your life. It can be anything! Change always permeates other facets of your life. The beauty is in the metamorphosis.