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I miss the days when my yoga practice felt this light and fluid. I had such a fire to practice then,

I miss the days when my yoga practice felt this light and fluid. I had such a fire to practice then,

I miss the days when my yoga practice felt this light and fluid. I had such a fire to practice then, no matter the day of the week, or even how I felt mentally and physically, I was on my mat everyday, but these days that drive has been harder to find.
I tell myself it’s because I’m busy, but the truth is, it’s because I’ve been being lazy. Not lazy in life at all, but definitely lazy with my yoga practice and several of my other essential self-care practices.
It’s funny, because so often, the busier I get, the worse I take care of myself. Which seems counterintuitive, and it is, because the busier I get, the MORE self care I need.
I tell myself excuses like “I’m too tired to practice” or “the teachers I like aren’t teaching today” or “traffic is too crazy” or “it’s too hot to meditate” or “my mat is downstairs in my car and I don’t want to go get it and bring it upstairs”, the list goes on, because I’ve been collecting these excuses for awhile.
Writing them here, those excuses sound absolutely ridiculous, and even mildly embarrassing to share lol. But I’m sharing them for that very reason- so the next time I try to use any of them, I can remember this feeling of how ridiculous they sounded to me today and even the mild sense of shame I’m feeling as I write this.
What are your go-to excuses for avoiding your self care? Share them in the comments and take away their power. 🙌🏼
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