Last Sunday, we spoke on perfectionism. Well, meet her little sis: overwhelm.
Your #YogaEveryDamnWeek-ly Mantra:
My priority is the present.
I started this past week by finishing the latest read from one of my favorite contemporary authors, Taylor Jenkins Reid. Those of you who are even half as obsessed with the written word as I am know very well who Reid is, but for those who don’t, this author is truly the bomb dot com. Her most well-known novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is one of those books where, after you finish it within days (only took me two), you wish you could relive reading it for the first time.
The titular character in Reid’s latest, Carrie Soto is Back, hit different for me than her previous characters. Carrie, a former tennis pro who steps out of retirement to win one last tournament, touched something in me that I hadn’t experienced when reading Reid’s previous works. In her obsession to reignite her star athletic past, Carrie pushes herself to overwhelm throughout the narrative. I related to that, and you probably can, too.
Think about the last time you felt overwhelmed. Were you staying present? Or were you remembering the past or thinking about the future? Overwhelm often shows up in our lives when we’re busy worrying about a past we cannot change (like Carrie) or a future we cannot predict. The mantra, ‘My priority is my present‘, reminds us to stay in the moment. This is a challenge, but not impossible. Keep the mantra in mind if you find yourself indulging in overwhelm this week.
Speaking of challenges, I am so proud of the yogis who participated in our first yoga challenge. #OctDailyFlowChallenge was an awesome success! Seeing these beautiful bodies, free in pose, under the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram warmed my heart all week. Brava to them all!
Did you miss out on this month’s challenge? No worries – we’ll be back on November 1st with #NovDailyFlowChallenge. Stay tuned on the blog and my socials for more details!
That’s all I got for this week. Remember the mantra and stay right where you are: in the present.
See you on the mat next week!
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