Starting the day connected
Updated: Sep 4
Hello. It has been a while since my last post. I'm happy to be back. I hope that all of you are doing well. I know these last few months have been intense. I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately. During this time, I have learned more about myself. I wanted to share a little bit about my journey of self-care and how yoga has helped me in more ways than one.
Before COVID-19, I struggled motivating myself to attend yoga classes in the morning. I really had to push myself because I knew how good I always felt afterwards. The reality was that I didn't have a morning routine and I wasn't consistent with my sleep schedule. During the quarantine period, I found myself easing into yoga more and more everyday through online YouTube videos. Coffee of course had to come first. It got to the point where I was doing it twice a day and I could really feel the difference while working from home. In fact, I started to set daily intentions which helped me start the day more connected to myself and my purpose.
I believe that If you allow yourself to be fully present, you are able to create more space for listening and understanding, which is so important during these times. These last few months have taught me that there is so much more to yoga that can be applied off the mat. It has allowed me to step into a new space of self awareness. For example, whenever I feel any kind of anxiety take over me, I remind myself to go back to only being in the now and not focusing on the next thing that I have to do. It's so easy to get lost in the moment, but stress doesn't make anything easier. I know some days are harder than others, but just taking some time every day to check in with yourself can truly set the stage for the day. This might mean something different for you. It might be waking up at 5 a.m. and hitting the gym or going for an early morning jog.
Prior to my renewed love for yoga, I had a hard time sticking to a regular routine. My sleep schedule would always be off, so I had to train myself into consistency when it comes to self-care. It has made a huge difference in my personal and my work life. I'm not here to tell you that you need to add yoga to your routine. I'm simply just sharing my own experience with the hope it inspires you to discover your own rhythm.
I empower you to step deeper into yourself and add a morning routine, if you don't already have one. I would love to know what you do. Do you set an intention? Do you meditate? What's your favorite workout to start the day? Drop a comment below!