As we approach the closing of 2021, there are still a few months full of self growth challenges in store. With each month’s goals to push myself, I am learning so much about Joy and how to have fun while taking the best care of myself. Self-growth is fun and invigorating. It makes us push through in areas we need change and helps us to blossom to our full potential. Are you loving your personal self-growth challenges? Tell me all about it!
As the days begin to get shorter and our internal clocks start to turn inward, I challenged myself during October to go to bed earlier each night. My natural clock likes to stay up late, so going to bed early was not an easy challenge for me. It seemed like it was the simplest challenge of them all, but what I found was that my inner 5 year old was like "just 5 more minutes!" Ha!
I thought this would be a good challenge to bring to the table to reset my internal clock and wake up earlier and also to eat dinner earlier. In this process, I found that I did not wake up earlier, but that I continued to want to sleep until my natural wake up time. Maybe I need to practice this longer than a month? Maybe I need to just trust that this is what my body needs? Overall, I feel like I rested more and felt like I had more energy, but I'm not sure that I need to force myself to go to bed earlier. The verdict is still to come. So much creativity and thought comes to me in the nighttime. How about you? Are you a morning person or a night person? When do you have your creative bursts?
Beginning in November, I will re-introduce Hot Yoga into my life. This is something I have loved to do in the past, and have been hesitant to jump back in with COVID and wearing a mask. I am pushing through barriers this year and ready to warm my bones up with Hot Yoga. Sweat out that from the past that holds me back.
If you feel inclined to join in this year of self-care, reach out. I would love to hear from you about what practices are in your self-care toolbox!
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