Time for me

I think I might be a bit of a slow learner.  I know when life gets super busy that I need yoga more than ever. I know I get a sore lower back if I don’t practice regularly.  I know that yoga is what calms me down the fastest when I am stressed.

And yet, every time it is the same thing. When life gets crazy busy; the time that is just for me is the first to go. I wonder why I prioritize myself to the bottom of the pile? (Oh well – something to psychoanalyse another day.)

After the month we’ve just had (and the fact that I’ve probably found about an hour total for yoga) I am not surprised that my body has started protesting.  My lower back is pulling and my skin is breaking out (thanks stress!).

With life finally quietening down (for the moment) I have promised myself to get back to yoga.   I’m picking back up with my yoga challenge at week 14 and 15.

Yesterday when the rain finally broke, Eamon and I found the only dry spot downstairs. He dug around in the mud whilst I moved through the latest sequence (and potentially made my new neighbours laugh).  My hamstrings screamed at me again in protest and I cursed myself for taking 10 steps backwards again.

Until Eamon started copying everything I did and I was reminded it doesn’t matter where I ‘should’ be up to, just that I’m here now.  I resolved to try and focus on being present instead of worrying about the last few weeks and what I hadn’t done … until he stabbed me with a stick and I decided dreaming about a future when he actually understands consequences was a nicer place to be.

So for those of you are following along with the challenge (or who want to join).  Here is the sequence for week 14 and 15.  And can I just say HEADSTAND! Fun!

What is the first thing you let slide when you’re super busy?

12 Responses to “Time for me

  • Lila Wolff
    9 years ago

    So funny I posted about taking time for yourself / myself today. Yoga is pretty much the only alone time I have all week. Can’t wait ’til my hamstrings start to loosen up.

  • Amy Freshfield
    9 years ago

    I haven’t kept up with the challenge but I hear you on the ‘me time ‘ coming last. And you know why we do it? Because we’re mothers, and that’s just what mothers do…

  • Me time? Phfted. hence why I am always saying one day I would like to try yoga.

  • Vanisha's Life in...Australia
    9 years ago

    These images are beautiful. The first thing I let slide is my diet. I usually ‘forget’ to eat and then get something sugary to keep me going. Like you, I know what I’m doing and I know I shouldn’t be doing it. I love the concept of slow learning – one of my recent posts was about slow beauty. There is something so beautiful about ‘slowness’ 🙂

  • Lila Wolff
    9 years ago

    It didn’t which is a shame. Unfortunately it seems no matter which commenting system I use people have problems with it working!

  • littleoldsouls
    9 years ago

    I agree, I think its the reaction to the fast paced world we live in now. And yes I let food slide too.

  • littleoldsouls
    9 years ago

    I thought so too. Not sure if my comment on your post worked. I’m only on my phone.

  • littleoldsouls
    9 years ago

    haha, very true. Its still not technically ‘me time’, hence the small boy all over me still and poking me with sticks. But I like to pretend its me having a break. 🙂

  • littleoldsouls
    9 years ago

    Very true. But I sometimes think just 10 minutes to ourselves would do a lot for the way we can then look after others (or at least for our own sanity anyway.)

  • Such beautiful photos! I’m happy to read that you’re getting settled and finding time for yourself. “Me time” is tough to get as a mama.
    I’m still with you on the challenge, although this week’s headstands frighten me…mostly because they are a reminder that I need to seriously strengthen my core. 🙂

  • Erica @ recycled fashion
    9 years ago

    I’m with Vanisha too, I let my diet go into disarray and eat the bad stuff!

  • I have a toddler and when I get stressed out, getting on a treadmil or swim for 30 minutes is what I need to de-stress my tension and I find this time very important. I would love to do yoga as I live in India now, but I don’t have time as most of the classes are an hour and a half long and I can’t take that long time away from my son in the morning. I am waiting to take yoga classes till he starts a baby school.

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