I don’t know if this is just a theme of adulthood or a result of the world we live in today, but balance is one of those things that I am constantly in pursuit of and yet I constantly find myself not quite managing it.
I flit from “life is short and I want to experience as much as possible!” to “bloody hell, I really need a break”. I think that’s largely down to me being an all or nothing kind of woman- there’s really no in-between for me. I’m also spectacularly good at ignoring the signs that my body gives me until I can’t ignore them anymore and have to take a few days to do NOTHING and replenish my energy levels. I acutely aware that this is not a very sustainable way to live and it’s something I’m working on. Add to that the fact that I work a full time job in London as well as teaching yoga and giving massage, that’s one full to bursting life.
I’m sharing this with you for a few reasons.
To show that massage therapists and yoga teachers know just as much as the rest of us. We’re all human. As much as I try to practice what I preach, sometimes I get it wrong. But it’s all part of life’s journey if you ask me and I would much rather be real about life in a way that can people can relate to.
Hopefully by relating, this will encourage us all to make some changes in our lives and potentially create some good habits. The research on how long it takes for something to become habit is wide and varied- I’ve read from different sources that it can take 21 days, 66 days, 254 days. So my guess is that it varies from person to person but repetition seems to be key. Repeat a good action daily and it will eventually become habit.