As promised, we're having our first giveaway since we have reached more than 100 followers on Facebook.
The giveaway is only on Facebook, and you gotta be a Facebooker to enter.
Deal with it.
How was your weekend?
Mine was great. I'm working on a yoga instructor program, and was in class for 18 full hours on Saturday and Sunday.
I'm a little overwhelmed with information.
Do you do yoga? What style do you practice?
I'm a hot yoga-er, myself. I practice hot Yatra yoga, which is a combination of sustained poses (like you'd find in Bikram), vinyasa-style flow (like in power yoga), and spiritual messages woven through the class.
It's 93-103 degrees during class, too.
That isn't cold, my friends.
The training that I'm doing is 15% about leading a physical class and 85% about living the exact life you want to be living. I'll admit, I was (and still am, sometimes) skeptical about the whole nonsense. I'm doing a Master's in therapy, I KNOW how to live my life, thanks, but no thanks.
However, a lot of American yoga ideals are based on Carl Jung's theories of development and energy flow.
He's a doctor, y'all, not a quack.
What I'm loving about this training is that I find every time something mildly profound is said, I find a nice way to incorporate it into my life without any guilt about what I SHOULD be doing. I dislike guilt, so that works for me.
So, here's one for you to think about today: If you're trying to make any sort of change in your life, think of ADDING something instead of SUBTRACTING.
Hear me out.
Want to get along better with a family member? Add in some compassion, and judgment and criticism will naturally fall away.
Want to lose weight? Don't create a plan of shame, restriction, and guilt. Add more healthy things to your diet (leafy greens, whole grains), and there simply won't be room for more unhealthy options.
Want to drink less? Add a morning exercise routine. Even if it's only for 20 minutes, NOTHING is fun when you're hungover, and a little excessive nighttime drinking will naturally fall away once you commit to a morning activity.
Is all this instant? No. Is it always easy? No. But, if you look at making life changes as adding rather than subtracting, you find it easier to make real, lasting changes that benefit your life rather than make you feel like you're missing out on something.
That's just my opinion, though. I know nothing.
Today, I'm ADDING a giveaway! That means I'm gonna give someone some money. Head to Facebook for the contest, it'll go until midnight on Wednesday.
Or midnight on Thursday.
The time when Wednesday turns into Thursday.
Eastern Standard Time.
For your Monday, what are you going to add to your life?
Let's go to Facebook together now!