In every moment….Live your Truth ~ Steve Maraboli♥
Focus: Creating Sustainability for Health & Well-Being
Intent: Authentic Balance
Life at times can be hectic, lots of stimulation from every angle. Everyone wanting a piece of you, deadlines to meet, appointments to keep, emails piling up in your inbox waiting to be answered, grocery shopping to get, etc etc. Do you feel like sometimes there are not enough hours in the day? Do you feel over whelmed, trapped, in a cycle that keeps looping, exhausted by your ever growing to do list?
Two questions to consider…
1. Do you keep going and going and going and going and going? Until you hit a brick wall with your body screaming at you STOP, IT’S ENOUGH!
2. Or are you mindful to take steps to make time to renew and recharge along the way?
Creating a sustainable lifestyle where you can monitor when and where you invest your energy in order to sustain an authentic balance between the doing and the non doing. This has been my focus in my Nia classes this week, sensing balance through movement….
You have at any given moment a choice, what you choose is up to you….
Do you make choices that support YOU? Support your health and well being. Choosing where is best today, this week, this month to invest your energy and where you can hold back a little and conserve your energy in order to give yourself time to renew, recharge and sense more peace & harmony…
How best can you organize your time so that your energy levels can be more sustainable?
We can all make quick fixes, a short holiday, weekend away, meditate, food, power naps/ sleep, all these fixes are wonderful but we also want to monitor solutions on a moment to moment basis, not to take time out from the day to day and still be able to address our needs. Not feeling pressured by our environment to keep going and going and then actually winding up feeling unwell.
One of the things I love about living in Hong Kong is understand and integrating with the local culture. For example, I grew up as a child experiencing the Western way of medicine, which was when I felt ill I would go to see the doctor and he help me to feel better again. Whereas with Chinese Medicine it is about taking steps along the way to prevent a trip to see the doctor, making small repair’s along the way, creating sustainability. The prevention of letting things get so bad that you end up ill and out of action for days/weeks.
Just as this was my focus in class this week, the universe delivered me one of the most hectic weeks I’ve had for a long time. Perfect for me to truly practice making choices that supported me and to not find myself draw into the running around like some mad women possessed!! I took time to really sense right now what tasks require me to invest more of my energy in, and what tasks can I give less energy to, minimal effort. Not as a way to become lazy just choosing to not put 100% of my energy into every task, less intensity at this particular moment in time. By making this observations and making chooses to support me I felt so much better by the end of the week, my BODY felt like it could certainly sustain this pace for much much longer.
In my Nia class I played with guiding my students to…..
Choosing when to invest their energy, playing with fully investing in only 2/3 bars of choreography, then checking in with the body.
Then sustaining the investment for longer, playing with this until the body said “enough” and then again checking in with the body.
Balancing the rest and movement. Sensing the balance of our movements on the right side of the body and on the left side, balancing our movements up and down, in and out and in the space around us.
On the obvious energized songs (get moving cycle of the Nia class) not being draw in to investing. Instead ‘choosing’ to go with the flow, and only circulate our energy. Sensing all the stimulation around us and not investing in it….choosing ease. Then checking in with the body.
Consciously choosing to move sections of the choreography with minimal effort, circulating our energy, and then again checking in with the body.
So I invite you this week to sense where in your life you can make a choice to invest your energy 100% and where you can take your foot off the pedal a little and conserve your energy, so that ‘thing’ that needs attending too can just wait on the side line for a little bit longer. Then take time to notice without judgement how your choices have supported your overall health and well- being.
I look forward to hearing how you got on, did you create a sustainability level of doing and non doing?
Love & Light Tracey