Establishing a Routine
Hey everyone, welcome to September!
For many of us, our kids have been back in school for the last couple of weeks, recommitting to their education and growth, establishing a whole new routine for themselves. Some kids get super excited to head back to school, others, not so much. Regardless of the sense of joy or dread a child experiences beforehand, after the second or third day, a routine is established. The child finds a sense of stability, structure and normalcy with a set routine. And as adults, we’re no different.
Speaking only for myself, I could really use a sense of normalcy. In fact, normalcy never seemed like something I would ever aspire towards, but it sure feels attractive right now! Over the last couple of weeks, the news has consisted of a horrific earthquake in the already struggling country of Haiti, suicide bombers in Afghanistan, and the collapse of an entire condominium in Miami. We hold our breath as we watch the destruction of hurricane Ida, knowing full well that we could be hit next. And all of this is against the backdrop of a pandemic that has brought hospitalization rates to new highs. Yep, normal is looking really good to me.
Establishing a routine can be incredibly helpful in these times of unpredictability, uncertainty and stress. Many of us find the best time to implement a new routine is in the morning. In the tradition of Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, the early morning hours are when we’re least resistant to going inward and most able to connect with the deep stillness we carry within. Taking advantage of this grounded state can set the tone for your entire day.
And you don’t necessarily have to rise with the roosters in order to have a morning routine, you just need to start one! Your ritual might look like opening your eyes in the morning and staying in bed for one minute while you breathe. Or, maybe you wake up, lace up your sneakers and go for a five-mile run. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, a quick bout of cardio or a healthy breakfast, a morning self-care routine adds structure and stability to your life and primes your day for success.
If you’re interested in establishing a whole new routine and yoga practice, with the help and support of your fellow yogis, our 40 Days to a Personal Revolution program might be for you! Follow this link for more info: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/ocalayogacenter?k_class=337488
We may not be able to control what’s happening around us, but we do have the power to control how we react.