“Enough is Enough” Says My Body
These past months have been so hectic – presenting our “Gift of Yoga” promotion, interacting with our community, working on clients’ projects, keeping a household, and bringing up a two-and-a-half-year old.
It’s been non-stop. I was totally spent. I realized this when I couldn’t even remember what I had done a few hours before, or what I needed to do next. My task list didn’t even help. I just stopped being able to focus.
“Whoaw!” I thought. “This cannot be. What is happening to me?”
I realized that I was holding my breath most of the day and not allowing the oxygen to flow through to my brain. My meditation was not even as effective as it usually is.
So the other day, I threw it all in and decided to take my family on a quick trip to San Diego, which is only a few hours outside of LA. We arrived there at 5:30 on Saturday evening, checked into the hotel, went for a walk on the sea walk, had dinner at a restaurant, walked around the quaint little shops, got back to the hotel, and went for a swim and a dip in the hot tub. I know it sounds like a lot to fit in to one day but, compared to my average day, it was nothing. It was actually relaxing. I haven’t been able to take a two-hour swim in three years and God only knows how much I love the water – and to be able to swim with my child was a blessing. I was even able to watch a movie after he fell asleep. WOW!
Not for one minute did I even think or discuss work, which was truly not very difficult as my brain had frozen over anyway!
Sunday was a relaxing day to sleep in – and yes, my son is very good at that too. If he wakes up and sees that I am still asleep, he keeps very quiet. I’m not sure where he learned that – it must be the angel in him. I think he just appreciates the fact that he gets to lie beside me and cuddle.
Now I am refreshed and ready to go again.
It just goes to show how a quick break from such intensity can rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.
[tags]vacation, relaxing, family, taking a break, family vacation, trip, relaxing time, swimming[/tags]