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Finding Time to Practice Yoga when you’re Always Busy

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Finding Time to Practice Yoga

Finding time to practice yoga can be hard.  How do you “find” time for anything really?  Do you schedule the time in or do you fly by the seat of your pants?  Do you practice yoga daily, a few times a week, or a few times a month?

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I live what sometimes seems to be a ridiculously busy life.  In addition to a full 40 hour a week job, I have a husband, a bunch of kids (including a toddler and a baby), and a host of hobbies and extracurricular activities.  I’ve always found time to run to the local gym and take a quick yoga class but now that I’m in a yoga teacher training, there is so much more practice involved.  I noticed that last week I really struggled with finding time daily to practice what I’ve learned.

Don’t get me wrong, I knew going into this week that I needed to make some changes.  I decided to make finding time to practice yoga a priority.  The first thing that I did was add yoga practice to my smartphone daily calendar.  I literally scheduled EVERYTHING in my smartphone calendar and if an activity makes it onto my calendar, it’s pretty much a done deal.  I also realized that there is no way that I can go to sleep every night at midnight and wake up at 5 am.  I’ve been setting my alarm for 5 am but snoozing until 530.

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I also started using Field Better Soon Lavender Bath Bar Soap when I shower at night.  My co-worker gave me a sample pack of this soap a few weeks ago.  (Her daughter is a Perfectly Posh Consultant).  Although I was hesitant to try a new soap, I recently tried it and I really enjoyed it!  I already knew that lavender is supposed to help you sleep but I’d never tried it before.  When I use this soap, I feel like I pass out into a deep sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

Lastly, I’ve adopted a no-snooze rule.  That means when the alarm goes off at 5 am, I’ve got to get up.  The good thing is that once I’m up, I’m up.  I immediately grab my mat and go to my front room and start practicing.  As a result, I feel a lot more confident in my positions and movements.  I hope to continue this practice of early morning yoga after I complete my yoga teacher training in February.

So to recap on finding time to practice yoga:

  • add yoga practice to your calendar/planner (even if it’s just 15 minutes)
  • make sure you are getting enough rest at night
  • rise a bit earlier than usual

Do you have any tried and true suggestions for finding time to practice yoga?  If so, let me know in the comments below.

 

 

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