Monday, February 2, 2009

STRESSED??!! OVERWHELMED??!!

It's that time of year when I want to just burrow under the covers and come out in a couple of months. It's cold, it's dark, it's busy at work, my skin is dry, my car is a new color (dirty brown), I'm not getting enough exercise, on some days my yoga practice consists of taking one deep breath!! What's the answer?? For me, it's about baby steps and forgiveness. I try to remind myself that I have choices and I have the ability to change things and change my attitude--and sometimes that actually works!! I try to do some little thing--another deep breath, listen to good music, my favorite yoga pose. I also try to forgive myself -- after all, it is winter in Minnesota and spring will be here eventually and things will be better!

24 comments:

Karen said...

Spring is on the way!

Blair said...

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Tamlin said...

Yeah spring!!!

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Welcome to "Croaks from FrogKreek" said...

Russ said,
Yep, I know what you mean. I lived in Minneapolis for 6-months a long time ago. Wow - for one 2-week stretch, it never got above 5-degrees below zero. Every morning, about 15-below was about normal. For most of my life, I've lived just outside of Chicago - that's lousy in the winter too. I'm retired now, but the stress seems to go on. We are trying to sell our house, our dog has problems, we're on a fixed income, I am diabetic so I have to find time every day to exercise, and we are running an Internet business called www.frogkreek.com, selling Yoga gear and supplies. Don't know how I found time to work before I retired. The 3-mile walk I do every day and my Yoga helps me stay on a even keel and reasonably content.

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3pinkdrinks said...

I have been feeling exactly the same way & I live in So Cal! I recently met w/ an Ayurvedic counselor and she explained it a seasonal contribution to my Vata dosha imbalance! Drink warm tea or warm citrus-infused water throughout the day, and try to get end your days earlier! I'm trying too!
Namaste,
~ a fellow yogini
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Keith Savage said...

Great post! I recently stumbled upon an article in the Harvard mental health newsletter about yoga and stress. I've summarized it at my blog: http://savage-yoga.info/yogis-unite/ namaste

edward said...

Yoga!! is a only way to reduced the stress medicine can be make immediate effect but yoga will take time but removed it entirely...

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heather reilly hiemstra, metalsmith said...

baby steps and forgiveness...thank you! today i was meant to read this...and spring really is on it's way (even if it is 10 degrees outside as i type!)

Salts said...

I totally agree. I think women have a hard time tuning out. I always feel like if there are things to be done then I should be doing them.

I find taking a class with friends is a great way to relieve stress. You have the distraction of your friends and yoga to pull you through.

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This will help us think less while we perform at our best.

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Jeesa said...

We feel the same way and we live in sunny San Diego!
Got to get that Yoga Lifestyle ingrained as a habit that is all at once mindful and also as mindless as brushing one's teeth. Here's to exchanging ideas to make that happen!

The Master of Free said...

simple easy yoga is sometimes the answer. other times a more physical practice is required feel your body love your body and it will give back more than you put into it

Mahin Raj said...

We all have our days, but accepting and realizing the situation is that "baby step" towards doing something good. Hope you are doing well and keeping your yoga practice.

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