A moment of honesty for you…
This morning I got up at 6am, had a hot water and lemon, practiced yoga, meditated then made myself a smoothie for breakfast… but just to make you aware – I DO NOT DO THIS EVERY DAY!
In fact, I am far from the dutiful yogi and if I get in a personal asana practice once a week I’ve done well. My alarm also went off originally at 5… I did well to manage to haul my ass out of bed after an hour of trying, and failing, to nod back off.
I would like to just take the pressure off! Yes, it felt beyond wonderful. Yes, I would love to cultivate this into a daily habit. YES, I do feel a little smug about it. But I have spurts of time where I have a proper morning routine, sometimes it’s a one off, others it’s because I’m up anyway so I may as well and sometimes I manage it for two whole weeks, then it all goes out of the window and I’m back at square one.
BUT – I still try. And trying is better than not, right?
Getting on the mat is the first step. Moving your body around in any way you feel like is a good start. Better yet – getting up with something other to do than scroll your phone while you pee or while the kettle boils is a great alternative start to your day.
The little steps lead to bigger ones.
While we’re at this honesty business; I also didn’t shower yesterday and I ate a whole packet of Bourbon biscuits on Sunday evening… HUMAN AND PROUD!