Practice Being Present
A few months ago, I found myself exhausted, drained, and burnt out. I was tired of being tired, emotionally drained just by doing busy work… burning the candle at both ends. The more I did the less present I was. I’m sure you know what I am talking about…
We all have different hats to wear… wife/husband, mom/dad, daughter/son, friend, employee or, in my case, entrepreneur and yoga teacher. I know too well that unsettling feeling when you realize you have no time left for self-care, practicing yoga, meditation, or any relaxing activity. I’ve been there!
Over the course of the last few months, I’ve learned how important “practicing being present” is versus “aiming for perfection”. As many of you may know, perfection leads to stress, exhaustion and disappointment and who wants to live life that way?
[tweetthis]By practicing being present, we will find time to laugh and play and time to express love and gratitude.[/tweetthis]
Practicing being present is breathing deeply and allowing our mind to rest. This will create more space for creativity, energy, and excitement in all aspects of our life.
Being Present Over Being Perfect can make your life’s journey more enjoyable, inspiring and fulfilling. This also applies to a yoga practice or wellness routine.
People think that in order to make yoga count you need to practice for a lengthy period of time. I found that my 10 – 20 minutes yoga practice can be just as effective as a 90 minute class. The best part is that you can fit in a 20-minute practice anytime.
When life gets busy and you feel overwhelmed, remember to practice being present. Take a few deep breaths, do some simple stretches and notice the difference. You can always visit my virtual yoga & pilates studio to access special yoga classes like Gratitude Flow, Restore and Renew, just to help you be present. You’ll find these 20-minutes uplifting, inspiring and perfect for any time of the day.
Let’s get on the mat together, away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward a journey of Presence, Empowerment and Gratitude.
How can you practice being more present and let go of perfection?