Let go of that which does not serve you.

Letting Go

Freedom after letting go. Pen & watercolor by me.

Today, I started a new job. My hours are slightly longer. The office is farther from my house. The job will be much more challenging and busy so I will have less time for blog reading, tweeting, pinning, etc.

This is a very good thing. My brain, just like any muscle, was beginning to atrophy. I’m ready for this fresh new challenge.

However, in order to cope with the added stresses of my new lifestyle, I need to do something I often instruct my students to do:

Let go of that which does not serve you.

On the mat this means any tension you’re carrying, a pose that’s so challenging it makes you frustrated, a memory of a fight that is still angering you, a breath you’re holding in.

For me, it means letting go of little things that take up my valuable and limited time. I need to be able to devote quality time and attention to my work, to my husband, my friends and family, my sanity, my health, and my house.

This means:

  • Fewer blog subscriptions (just checked; I have 138).
  • Unsubscribing from stupid email lists that I don’t have time to read (daily Yoga Journal emails… ugh)
  • Allowing this blog to be silent until I feel compelled to write. I’m currently thinking of combining my yoga and art blog into one at this domain, but I don’t really have time to think about that right now.
  • Saying “no” to requests for freelance design
  • Sadly, it might mean giving up my Monday night yoga class. Trying to get there today after work (longer commute!) was a little hellish.
  • Hiring a cleaning lady. Seriously, cleaning is the very last thing I want to do. I would rather weed or mow the lawn than clean a bathtub.

Yoga is going to remain a very big part of my life, but with this new chapter, it might mean more practicing and less teaching.

Speaking of which… gotta get ready for bed to make Mysore by 6:00 tomorrow morning!

Namaste,

Cat

2 comments on “Let go of that which does not serve you.

  1. Hope your first day went well!

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