Ditch Your Routine, Change Your Life
July 28, 2016
This article was originally published on YOGANONYMOUS.com...
The office, as chaotic as Disney World on a holiday weekend, the evening commute home resembled more of a parking lot and less of a highway.
The good news is you have yoga and rush to the evening class. But as you pull in we notice the sign on the door, “class in session.”
This day sounds like one of those days where nothing went the way you wanted. Stress at the office, stress on the highway and then when you were ready to get rid of that stress, your avenue of release said no.
At this point, it is so easy to just fold everything up and head back to your place of comfort. Pour that glass of wine and begin to vent to your loved ones. Or even worse, maybe bottle everything up and bury it deep inside.
But what if you skipped this process and took matters into our own hands? Do something outside of your routine, head to the park, beach or water. Set out on a self-practice letting our heart be our guide. Or maybe you sit in stillness and connect with our breath, setting out on a peaceful meditation.
In life we frequently allow our routine to control us. But a break from our routine, even the most health of routines, allows us to grow. We can explore things we may have never even thought of and release the stress of our lives. Next time everything goes wrong, embrace it, find the good in it. Then do something outside the norm and watch how perfect everything falls into place.
For me, this is stand-up paddleboard yoga, a break from the studio. Something new, where the practice is a challenge like the first time I walked into the studio. No electronic leashes, no honking horns, just me and nature. And a place where I’m forced to surrender and trust, where I am not in control, mother nature is.
Photo: Neil Gandhi