During my years working in corporate, I was really proud of what I thought was my advanced ability to multi-task. I’d bring my laptop into meetings and wolf down lunch during conference calls. I even thought it was super-efficient and smart of me to return texts while on the toilet. I found a strange satisfaction in doing no less than two things at once during all of my waking hours.
I was a product of the achievement-oriented society that glorifies the fast-pace and "busy." We over-schedule ourselves and our kids. For years, my ego was wrapped up in the idea of myself as a person who got shit done. I lived on auto-pilot and raced through the to-do's. I was future-focused. Effective. Ambitious. Productive. Miserable.
Lately I've paused and asked myself why I thought this lifestyle was to be revered. My journey deeper into the practices of yoga and meditation have had me slow down and take notice. Yes, there is still a lot that has to get done. But, I choose to do one thing at a time. I spend 10 minutes a day doing nothing at all and focus on my breath. I’m more aware of my thoughts and conscious about how I show up in the world. More and more, I respond instead of react. I’ve deepened my connection with people. I’m more patient with my kids. I taste my food when I eat it. I do not text from the toilet. I’m at least 20% happier.
Mindfulness practices can bring you the incredible gift of contentment and reduce your stress. Yoga and meditation is a great way to cultivate your well-being. Find time within the "busy" and takes steps toward experiencing your life in a different way. A list of my upcoming public classes is below. You can also make an appointment for private instruction at your home. I can work with you one-on-one or as a part of a small group of your friends.
See you on the mat,