Saturday, December 14, 2013
Ahhh. That time of year when our instincts say to slow down.
Sometimes slowing ourselves down takes more work than just going going going! Right?
Putting it in low gear for me looks like this:
~Acceptance of who I am right now, even as the desire to be well & strong continues.
~More visiting with friends and their kids.
~Inviting movement into my day through taking the kids to the Y, going outside in the snow, walking, exercise videos from SP and others like Jillian or Winsor Pilates.
~Sleeping in, restorative rest is my favorite! Even if that means kids jumping in my bed at ungodly hours of the wee morning.
~DId I mention rest?
Lack of sleep is a serious epidemic in a nation where we deny ourselves the vital rest needed for our bodies to heal and function optimally. So turn off those electronics at 9pm, and get to bed by 10pm. Your body needs to sleep!
PS: what does it look like for YOU to put it in "low gear"?