Friday, 13 December 2013

Time Out and I'm Back :)

Courtesy of Love To Know
Well, Tuesday I took a day off from both yoga and meditating.  I'd have liked to meditate, but got stuck into a lot of other things instead.  And in some ways it was good to take a break after 21 days in a row, following a set pattern.

Wednesday, though, I was up at a ridiculous hour again (before 3am), and decided to do just a short practice and meditation - 18 minutes of yoga and about 13 of chanting/meditating.  It felt good to do without the pressure of it being a sadhana, a discipline I felt duty-bound to :)

I think that's part of what I need to find - the motivation to be consistent, without feeling it's a duty.  As Ellen has said, it can be easy to let other things take precedence over a meditation practice.

Then this morning, I was once again up from about 2.15am - my DH woke me when he came to bed after a night out with the boys :(  So, another early morning yoga practice and silent chant/meditation.  At least this insomnia is encouraging me to stick to my meditations, though I feel a bit like the woman in this picture :o

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  1. O my dear I pity you. It must be horrible not to be able to sleep when you are so tired
    As for the meditation, lately I've been considering it a a daily gift for myself and that makes it easier to stick to it than when you see it as a chore or an item on you todo list
    hugs

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    1. That's a lovely approach to take, Ellen! I shall see if I can find that mindset :)

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  2. Hey, how did you get that early morning picture of me? :D I do understand about the fun going out of obligations. I've been drawing and writing in my nature journal every day for two years (this month), and it's beginning to feel more like a chore than pleasure. So in the new year I will have one that I draw and write in only when I am inspired to do so.

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    1. LOL! I was mega-impressed when you said about your nature journal, but if it's no longer nourishing you, then I think it's great that you recognise that and find a way to continue without the pressure :)

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  3. I LOOK like the woman in that picture, except clearly she's taken more time to do her hair than I have mine. lol

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  4. Hey Kerry, just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope all is well with you and yours, and hope that this season and new year brings less stress and more smiles to you. :)

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    1. Hiya tst, thanks for checking in. It's just been a really busy week, with a couple of days in hospital for my son. Wishing you a wonderful festive season, too! :)

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