Happy Monday, we hope your weekend was great! Today for our #MindfulnessMonday we want
to talk about our “why”, our motivation, our reasons for doing something. And we don’t mean
the little things like why we bought that new handbag or why we put half and half in our coffee
instead of 2% milk, but the bigger “whys” in our lives.
Too often, the why nots are way too easy to find – it’s too expensive, I don’t have the time, I
wouldn’t be good at it, I’m scared, it makes me uncomfortable, people won’t support me etc.
And this can apply to anything from changing career paths, to choosing a new romantic partner
to a business venture. The why nots are really easy to find. Finding our why can be the harder
part, but when we can make our whys so much bigger and brighter than our why nots then we
just might get what we really want.
So, on this #MindfulnessMonday, take a second and ask yourself what your why is, be it today,
this week, this month, this year or this life. Take a good look and try to block out all those pesky
why nots that are so eager to fill our heads. Get them out of the way for a few minutes and
make your why so big and great that even though the why nots are there, we go for it anyway,
we do it anyway. Find your purpose and go for it. Do it anyway, and you won’t regret it.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We hope it was great. But, we know it might not have been because life is like that. It's just not always awesome. On this #MindfulnessMonday we would like to share some of our favorite tips for bringing us up when we're feeling down. They always help us and we hope they help you!
1) Play your favorite guilty pleasure song or whole album on LOUD and sing, shake, jump, dance your heart out! You just can't stay mad when Spice Up Your Life is on. You just can't.
2) Find a puppy and play with it. No explanation required. I guess if you're a cat person, a kitty will do too.
3) Eat your favorite food and really truly enjoy it. Get hot fudge on that sundae or extra cheese on that pizza. There's a reason they call it comfort food.
4) Plan a trip. It could be a totally fake trip, but just go online and start googling an amazing place you would like to go to and what you could do there. This distraction will transport your mind to a happier place.
5) Call someone who always makes you laugh. And tell them you need a good laugh :)
Smile today guys! Namaste.
Happy #MindfulnessMonday. So sorry we have not been around for a few weeks, we have just been busy because we are in a state of transition right now, and so we decided to make this the topic of this week's #MindfulnessMonday.
In life and on the mat, transitions can be challenging. They tend to throw us off balance and can be difficult to navigate. If you have ever tried to go from seated lotus to chatarunga, you know exactly what we mean!
In life, transitions can be hard to deal with because you can feel like you are somewhat in no man's land. For example, moving. Whether you are moving apartments, cities or even continents, the minute you decide to move you are basically in a transition. You start to think of the items you will take with you and those you will leave behind. You start to think about all the people you want to see before you leave, and the places you want to eat, and the classes you want to take that one more time before you go. Everything you do becomes a part of this transition.
Another example is when you change jobs. Maybe you are smoothly moving from one company to another, or maybe you are leaving one job to pursue another career path entirely. In all these instances there is a lot of unknown. Questions like where will I buy my groceries in my new neighborhood? How will I make friends at my new company? Where/how will I get my next paycheck?
This can all be stressful, no doubt. But it can also be a time of recognition and even celebration. A time to take a look back at where you have been and where you are going. It is normal to feel anxiety and unsure, and that's ok, but know that you will get to where you need to be. Your legs might get tangled together, your arms might give way and you can land flat on your belly. And then you can place your hands down into the mat, peel your upper body up and you will be exactly where you planned to be.
Enjoy the process friends! Namaste.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.