I had a great post planned for you today.
Then life got in the way.
In the past, I might have skipped a week of writing. But I made a commitment to write every week and I want to stick with that.
Don’t fall into the comparison trap
A few years ago, as I was diving deep into this whole blogging/online business journey, I marveled at how consistent some of the top names in the industry would be. Every week, without fail, an email would show up in my inbox on the same day at around the same time. These business owners were dedicated! I thought to myself, “I need to be more like them.”
When I really started to get in the weeds and seeing how some of these businesses ran behind the scenes, I realized these people were sending emails and posting blogs even when they were on vacation or out of the country! No more excuses for me.
But then I also realized they had teams of people working for them. I am 1 person.
Prioritizing and reorganizing
On the one hand, I want to be totally consistent for you. I get why that’s important to you and it’s honestly important to me.
I’m still here! Don’t forget about me 🙂
On the other hand, life honestly truly gets in the way sometimes.
Up until Sunday night I was really pumped for what I was going to write about this week. In fact, I’d been planning the post mentally in my head. My writing days are Tuesdays, so I was mentally prepping for when I could sit down at the computer and get it all out on the screen.
And then, Monday night, I got a phone call that changed the course of my week, and potentially the course of the next two years of my life.
Anything I had planned had to take a seat on the back burner. There was a moment when I honestly felt like I might have to pull an all-nighter — the first time ever in my life that I would have done that for work/important-related to-dos.
My head decided that wasn’t going to happen and I made the healthy choice to go to bed inestead. That meant I wouldn’t have time today to write the great post I had planned.
And I’m okay with that.
How to practice yoga when life gets in the way
The fact of the matter is life does get in the way sometimes. We have to acknowledge this rather then try to ignore it or demean it or make excuses for it.
We have to get our priorities and our values straight and make confident, definite decisions quickly to guide us down the right path effortlessly.
We have to rearrange our schedules, our work, our fun sometimes in the name of the greater good. And the greater good isn’t always immediately “good.”
We have to skip our formal yoga practice knowing that we can make up for it in small ways.
Did I practice asana today? Not formally. But I breathed. I focused like a madwoman. I kept my calm as I was presented with bad news.
I’ll lay down in bed, set my timer for 5 minutes, and breathe some more as I recite my mantras.
Creating the right kind of space
When life gets in the way, you still can make the space to practice, but sometimes, the biggest space you need to create is the space in your mind to redefine what that practice looks like so that you can get done what needs to be done.
So be on the lookout next week for a sweet post 😉 Unless of course, life gets in the way.
I’ll try my best to prepare a little more then 1 day in advance, but there’s never any guarantees.
I’m human just like you.
And I want you to know that it’s perfectly okay to be human.
Let your life get in the way. Make the wise choices to do what is best in the moment.
Remember that we are all connected and that you have everything you need within you.