Something silly seems to happen when one returns to reality after having spent months in a yoga bubble - like forgetting to do the things which one found to be calming and bring stillness into one’s life… What am i talking about? Well - whilst in India, I realised my daily blogging was a great way to really collect my thoughts, calm my mind and truly notice ‘life’. Yet for some reason I’m forgetting to blog since being back home. Granted, life is different here. There are different pressures, my routines are changed - or non existent. Life on the outside of the Mysore bubble is just, in a word, different. As I’m someone who doesn’t manage stress well, I need to actively work on remembering to do those things which bring this stillness and calm into my life. Of course my daily practice is the most beautiful way to start every day, but there are other strategies I’ve also found which are just as beneficial, like my blogging.
Anyway, I wont go into it. I was literally just sitting here, on my laptop here in my new lounge room, (researching all sorts of unimportant things) and it just occurred to me that I’ve forgetting to take this time out for myself. So here i am. No doubt this is the same for many others out there.
I think it’s really important to check-in every now and then to make sure you’re taking time to really debrief from your life. To be mindful of what’s happening in it. This may not necessarily be done in the form of blogging like me. It could be singing, walking, dancing… Whatever it is, make sure you take a moment to do it. It may just be what you’re looking for.