Happy Friday, y’all! I had pretty much no intention of posting every day this week seeing as I’ve been consumed by school, PT, prepping for a Skype interview with the lovely Erin (stay tuned for details on this!), and writing my 10 page yoga reflection paper due today– so I’m quite impressed with myself! Tonight, I head back to the yoga studio to begin another weekend of teacher training. I’m nervous again because I’ll be making a 10 minute presentation at some point during the weekend. I’m pretty comfortable public speaking with notes but no notes for that length of time somewhat terrifies me. I guess every weekend there will be something pushing me out of my comfort zone, huh!?
But onto the fact that it’s FEBRUARY. Wow. Just wow. I didn’t set January intentions because I wanted to give myself a chance to think about intentions for 2013 as a whole and reflect on 2012. But in doing so, I felt a little like something was missing. So I’m really excited it’s February and I can get back to my monthly intentions!
Remove the phrase “I CAN’T” from my vocabulary.
I say this phrase a lot without even realizing it. I thought it would be a fun challenge for February to try to NOT say “I can’t.” The thing about this phrase is.. it does nothing for us. It’s the definition of a negative attitude and gets us no where by saying it. Imagine everything we could accomplish if we said, “I can” every time we would otherwise say, “I can’t”? If I had a dollar for every time I said, “I can’t” and then did (once I got over my self-doubt, fears, or laziness) – I’d be a rich woman. I’m hoping this challenge opens my eyes to negative versus positive phrasing and how it changes my daily life.
Spend at least ten minutes doing something for myself each day.
I only have four days off in the month of February.. and they’re all in a row. So.. obviously I won’t have much “me” time to look forward to, which is something I really value. I want to make a point to carve out at least 10 minutes for myself each day to do something that I love, whether it be reading, stretching, taking a bath, whatever!
Make getting at least eight hours of sleep a night my number one priority.
Sleep changes the entire course of my day and it is something that I had been neglecting before YTT started. It’s been a real focus of mine the past week and I’ve certainly noticed the difference! I’d like to keep this up in February.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
I’m doing a looooot of yoga these days so I need to remember to hydrate. I’m also doing this new thing where I chug a big glass of water first thing when I wake up in the morning and it’s made me feel so alert and energized. I highly recommend it!
What are your goals or intentions for February? How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?