It’s a new year with new challenges. In 2018 my personal and professional life experienced some bumps in the road and when 2019 started I felt overwhelmed with sadness for the losses I dealt with in 2018. I felt uncentered, overwhelmed, unsure of my future. My day to day existence was difficult to deal with. I knew I was experiencing grief after losing my mom in November but some of the other changes and loss in my life seemed to be bubbling to the surface. As I watched the ball drop on TV on New Year’s Eve I didn’t have the same feelings I seemed to in past years. I had no New Year’s Resolutions, no exciting goals, didn’t want to create a 2019 Happiness Jar, no exciting feelings about 2019.
I have decided to try a couple of things to get me out of this FUNK! I signed up for a 30 day Yoga Challenge starting tomorrow! In addition I have added my own 30 day Meditation Challenge to start my mornings with gratitude. What do I hope to accomplish from this? Feeling more like my old self, more flexibility, less worrying and stress, more gratitude, toned arms and slimmed down core, living in the present moment-not the past or the future. I’ll let you know how I am doing in my February blog after I complete the 30 days!
In looking for a Yoga Challenge I came upon this quote which explains what I hope to do- live in my moments on the mat and in my day to day and find the joy of the moment.
“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep. The pain we encounter throughout our days spent on this earth comes from the illusion that some moments can be held onto. Clinging to people and experiences that were never ours in the first place is what causes us to miss out on the beauty of the miracle that is the now. All of this is yours, yet none of it is. How could it be? Look around you. Everything is fleeting.
To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go...it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.”
― Rachel Brathen
What will YOU do in 2019 for your own personal challenge?