It is critically important that we figure out what re-fills us and schedule these things into our lives. It is only when we do so that we can live our lives as the open-hearted, gracious, generous, compassionate and passionate people that we yearn to be.
Are you feeling burdened by the work of taking care of something or someone else? Yoga teaches us to take care of ourselves so that we're better able to care for the people and things that fill our lives.
Are you addicted to being busy? There are many ways this can manifest in your life and regular "pauses" in your productivity is one way to create a healthier relationship with busy-ness.
Moving heals us inside and out: daily movement can give us all a little extra energy, a shot of healing, and a burst of mental brightness, and transformed my son's recovery from a chronic disease.
It's not selfish to take care of yourself. In fact, a regular self-care practice is not just good for you, it actually makes you better able to take care of others too.
Scientific research shows that getting outside makes us healthier - physically and mentally - and more productive. Step outside. Take a few deep breaths or even a walk! You will actually get more done in your day.
Leaning in means to grab opportunities without hesitation. Sometimes these are opportunities to do more or work harder. Sometimes - just the opposite.
After months of relentless anxiety, I discovered that when I stay engaged with each moment I do not feel anxious at all. Instead I feel like me. A mindfulness practice such as yoga can help you develop the skills to dig deep and resist circumstances that seem designed to distract you from your current experience. While I can't promise that practice will make you perfect, I can guarantee that practice such as this will make you better at staying fully engaged (and less anxious!) in the moments of your life.