I began this month by giving myself permission to put less on my calendar. As someone who does not “roll like that” it felt very unsettling. However, by the second week of this experiment I realized that I had miraculously created space in my life to think and breathe (literally). An excitement began to surface as I recognized I was calendaring the things I love and spending time on renewing friendships, partnerships, and connections. This excitement is contagious and I have started to think about my commitment to connecting to you the reader and creating a community around wellness, yoga and nutrition. I hope to hear from you as we grow together. The comments you post at A Nu Healthy You blog or our Facebook page allow each of us to consider wellness from a different angle.
It is amazing how the mind-body connection works. I have repeatedly found the minute I take good care of my mind-body and spirit through healthy eating, movement, strength training, yoga and the simple act of conscious breathing the universe joins in. It does it’s magic of allowing the things I need most to find their way into my life. Creating good habits around our personal wellness is not a selfish act. In fact, as we prioritize our personal wellness we become more present in giving to our family, our work and those around us in general. As you evaluate your priorities for 2012 consider giving the gift of “creating space” to yourself. The mind-body-spirit connection begins with creating space. It could be as simple as following Thich Nhat Hanh’s simple advise he shared this year in Washington DC at the Warner Theatre …“Breathe in, Breathe Out” consciously to check in with your mind, body and spirit as you bring in the new year.
What will you create space for in 2012?