I took Friday off work. I had a few errands I wanted to run, a corporate yoga class I wanted to draft up, and a day off just sounded super nice.
I looked forward to it all week. I was super excited on Thursday.
And then Friday came. And Oh Boy.
All this free space, all these To Dos. Where should I start? What should I do? Should I be productive? Should I relax? Should I clean the house? Should I chuck the whole list to the wind and just hang out with Huehue? Doesn’t a living being deserve more attention than updating my check register?? SO OVERWHELMING.
What did I do? I know you’re on the edge of your seat.
I did the One Thing I really had to do for the day – I wrote a super spiffy yoga class for my corporate client (I am calling the class “Undo The Cube(icle)” which just truly tickles me. And then I kinda just floated with the day.
I got my nails done and had a great conversation.
I took a bath and tested out whether meditating in the bath tub gives me super powers like when Eleven used her powers in the sensory deprivation tank in Stranger Things. (I don’t think it did, but it was just Try No. 1).
I took a walk and listened to a podcast. And in the podcast I heard a Chinese saying from Martha Beck that struck me:
“When nothing is done, nothing remains undone.”
Ahhh. So I don’t have to push and get it all done. I can just do what I choose to do, and that is OK. It is possible to have peace – again by changing how I look at things instead of changing my circumstances.
And with that, I’m choosing to just rest a bit more on my deck, read a fiction book (Mists of Avalon), and quit f@cking trying so hard.
Space to be Human Lab
- The Feet Belly Connection – As part of my LTAP class, I’ve learned assessments that provide clues as to which organs could use some massage, movement, or focused attention. Why is this so cool??
This is super cool because your muscles main job is to protect your organs. Yeah – they also move your body around, but job numero uno is organ protection. Organs are vital to this. This means, that when you have a pain in your what feels like your muscles, it could actually be stemming from your organ! Isn’t this list of referrals interesting??
- Liver- right shoulder, neck, sciatica
- Stomach- left shoulder, mid-back
- Small intestine- mid-back, low back, feet
- Colon- hips, sciatic
- Kidney- knee, hip, feet
- Bladder, Prostate, Bladder, Uterus- Sacrum, hips
- Come see me if you’re interested in exploring how your organs could be factoring in to your pain experience!
I hope your weekend was full of the sun kissing your cheeks and the wind playing with your hair.
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