Day Eight Never Seemed So Far Away

 In Cleanse

Simply put Day Three has been tough.  I definitely feel more lethargic today (the rainy gloom certainly didn’t help my spirits at all) and less motivated in general.  I have been attempting to put things in perspective all day, reminding myself of the discipline I am attempting to foster, as well as the renewed sense of self I hope to achieve upon completing this great adventure.

Today’s good came in the morning as I was driving my daughter and her friend to school.  Over the last couple of days I have been limiting my exposure to television, radio, the computer and as much outside noise as is possible with two young children running around my house.  However, my daughter’s friend wanted to listen to a particular song, “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction as we drove to school.  This is not out of the ordinary, listening, singing and jammin’ out to music as we drive.  It makes the ride fun for all of us; despite the music not being my first choice the tunes tend to always be catchy and I find myself singing the words at some other point throughout my day.  As we enjoyed this song together, I believe I took notice of the fun element more than ever before.  After not listening to the radio for the last couple of days, it was a welcome relief to just smile, sing and feel a genuine sense of happiness.  I was reminded how much I do love to sing and move with the music, a simple pleasure that I know I never want to deny myself.

Today’s bad was tiredness.  I found it hard to motivate to get out of bed and to get out of the house.  Although, I will admit that there was some good in this bad.  Once I made it to class and was greeted by the smiling faces I so enjoy seeing at my Tuesday gentle yoga class, I felt quite rejuvenated by teaching and was extremely grateful so many people showed up to provide me that outlet.

Today’s ugly, was the headache that started early in my day and only let go a couple hours ago.  Likely due to caffeine or chocolate withdrawal, my head felt heavy leaving me feeling slightly defeated as I wonder if I can actually make it to Day Eight?

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~

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