I had big plans for this morning. I was going to drive for an hour, take a new yoga class, and drive an hour home. I didn't feel a lot of excitement for my plan but since my word for the rest of the year is "Stretch" I thought this would be a good idea. When I woke up this morning I had plenty of time to follow through with my plan but it didn't feel right. So I asked myself this simple question. "What do I really want?" And the answer came quickly. A home yoga practice. I've thought about this many times but always tell myself that I do so much better when I take a class. But then I realized that maybe my own self-talk was keeping me from doing what I really want to do and that is yoga in my studio every morning right after I get up. But what about my word "Stretch" ? Am I already giving it up after just two weeks? But again looking at things through different eyes the answer is no I'm not giving up my word. I am literally stretching which I can do at home or in a yoga studio. But I am also dedicating each part of my morning to something that I love in a place that I love. That's stretching just in a different way.
Knowing yourself and what you want and need is key to self-care. Simple questions often lead to profound answers. "What do I want today?" can open many doors that we don't even know are closed. I hope that you will join me this week as I begin my day with a simple question that hopefully will help me stretch in ways that I haven't even known existed.
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I am really enjoying preparing for my class Exploring Self-Care. As I continue to do so each Wednesday on my blog, I will be discussing how self care can be enhanced by using Kaizen-Muse creativity principles and strategies. Asking yourself simple questions is a strategy that is very powerful. Sometimes the answer comes right away. Sometimes you have to listen for awhile but it will appear. I hope that you have a wonderful week filled with lots and lots of special moments fueled by simple questions and exquisite self-care. Ginny