Guest Blog: I know your soul is tired; you can still choose joy!
I know your soul is tired, my soul is tired too.
How could it not be when the world moves at 100 miles an hour with zero stops? There is no getting off the hamster wheel for fear you’ll never be able to get back on, there’s no longer such a thing as quiet time without some inkling of work sneaking in, we have become high output robots with even high expectations of others but even higher expectations of ourselves!
We do not however take care of our bodies, minds, souls, BEINGS with as much dedication and commitment as we put into everything else that we do………so really, how could our souls not be tired 🤔
We are a super high functioning, intelligent, productive species- yet with all of our experience, knowledge and access we fall short on the most important necessity of taking care of ourselves.
Sadly we are always putting our basic human needs last without realizing the longer we do so, the less productive we become, the more sick and tired we get and the less we are able to find love, peace and joy in life.
I’m not here to preach about all the things we should do like eating better, exercising, getting more sleep, less screen time, less alcohol etc etc etc…… you get the point ~ we could all do better in any one of these categories.
I’m here to encourage you to CHOOSE to make small changes in your life day by day.
Go to bed 15 minutes earlier, add one serving of vegetables, take a relaxing bath, go for a walk, have coffee with a friend, listen to music, meditate, drink a tea, watch the sunrise, take a vacation……. pick one little or big thing each day, week or month that brings you joy and do it!
Make it non negotiable! Eventually over time you will choose to do these things more often because you will start to notice you feel better, you’re happier, you’re more productive, and likely even healthier 🙏
Choose joy. Be happy!
Change does not have to be huge or scary. It does not have to be all or nothing. We will screw up, we will miss an appointment with ourselves, things will get in the way but if we choose to continue to try we will succeed.
Your soul is tired, my soul is too…… there is no miracle fix only time and effort and choosing love, peace and joy. Let go of what no longer serves you to make room for all you deserve.
Sending you love and light from my heart to yours 🧘♂️
Yoga is my non negotiable, my light, my stress reliever, my peace and while I still miss appointments with myself on occasion the second I come back to my mat it all starts to fall into place 🙏
Essence of Healing by Jamie
Yoga Instructor 200 HR YTT, Essential Oil Advocate and AromaTouch Provider, Reiki Healer, & Functional Yoga Medicine Practitioner