When we moved into our new apartment in the beginning of August, I knew I that I wanted a way to get involved with something outside of work. I've always been a self-acknowledged workaholic, so my leaner hours with my new job allowed me the perfect excuse to pick up a new hobby.
If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I love to read, cook, and love on babies. So what new hobby could I possibly be picking up?
Yep. Yoga. Kind of unexpected, right? I've only ever done yoga for five minutes before in my life and that was only because it was on Netflix. But I've been wanting to get in shape, relieve stress, and calm my anxiety so I figured this was the perfect opportunity!
I signed up for a Flow Yoga class at our local community college, which is supposed to be for beginners. I attended my first class last Monday aaaaaaand...VERDICT? It wasn't so bad! I got a spot at the back and was the youngest person in the class by a long shot. Yep, the majority of the class was well over 35 and the best part was that we were ALL beginners, so the class was all about learning poses and no competition. I'm eager and excited to learn. These next 8 weeks are going to be a great experience. :)
I've also signed up for a one time meditation class. After countless hours researching natural remedies (because I would rather not be medicated) for stress and anxiety, both of which I have in spades, I've come to the conclusion that combining yoga and meditation might be a great fit for me. The class isn't until October, but I already know that we'll be instructed to create a sacred space in our home, specifically for meditating. Something that is really important to me is to have that sacred space to spend my quiet time, so I've already designated a space in our living room. Sacred space = a work in progress.
So that's what I'm doing just. for. ME. :)
This week's Happiness Goal:
Make time for yourself. Understand and enjoy that it's important to take care of your mind, body, and soul. And don't feel bad about it.