From kickboxing, spinning, to karate lessons, I’m not afraid to try new things. To keep things exciting, I’ll always be looking for new ways to shake up my fitness routine.
While you might think “Laura, you have your personal fitness down and a good routine going,” what you don’t know is that I struggle with unplugging from the demands set upon me and being more mindful. I also want to work on being more kind to myself and show the type of compassion to “myself” that I show others. Hey, I’m a work in progress.
To help me jump-start this, my team and I are embarking on a 30-day mindful challenge in celebration of National Yoga Month. And trust me, I don’t do yoga. Heck, I can’t even touch my toes -lack of flexibility and all.
So, each day of September, we will put aside our tasks and gather for ten minutes of uninterrupted, mindful thinking, relaxation, breathing, and yoga exercises to help each of us be kinder and connect with ourselves. Why 30 days? I want to make this a habit, not some one-and-done deal.
As some of the best things in life are, this challenge was rather spontaneous. A friend emailed me yesterday about it, I slept on it, and the idea ignited.
Once I decide I want to do something, I just go for it! Since things are always better with friends and there’s not one of us in the office that would self-identify as a yogi or meditation practitioners -we are just like you!
In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing what’s working, what’s not, and even create a resource for you to download based on my experience. Exercises, resources, recipes, and more.
What’s even better is that my Yancy Wright, the Founder, and CEO of Alternavida, a company that helps people and businesses get back to operating in deeper integrity with themselves, each other and nature, has agreed to offer guidance through this process.
So, pop on those leggings, comfy pants, and get ready. This is going to be so much fun!
No excuses here, guys. The great thing about this challenge is how easy it is to get started. There are limitless yoga workouts, guided meditation apps, relaxation music, online and on-site classes, and walk-through videos available to us both online and near you.
Next week, I’ll share a list of essentials, a few videos to help you get started, and more.
I’m excited to see where this month will take us. Maybe I’ll finally do yoga poses the right way (my foot should be facing forward and all).
A personal goal of mine is to increase my flexibility to the point where I can touch my toes! Silly, I know, but it’s funnier than saying “I want to be kinder to myself,” and that’s a goal too.
What are some of your mindful goals I can help you work on?