analyzing january

wow. that was a month. i had so many highs and lows. the first two weeks i really pushed myself. i felt confident and driven and ready to take on the new year. and then i faltered a little bit, and i got sick and unmotivated and exhausted and sad....and now im back. just because its not a new year doesn't mean i have to wait another eleven months to renew my enthusiasm for change. its the first of feb. thats a good enough excuse for me. i woke up early and actually meditated. thats enough right there. i have been talking about it since i started this blog and today i actually did it. i got up and did some kalabati breathing to invigorate my third chakra and then i started breathing into it. setting an intention of renewal for the day. it only took me ten minutes and i feel rejuvenated. january is hard. winter is a time to be very yin, the solstice being the epicenter of that. and right in the middle of that, we flip our energy upside down with the holidays and travel and family and the new year. its a wonderful time but it can also be very depleting. after you have your two week get up and go attitude of the new year, you most definitely can feel yourself being drained from everything youve done. so yeah, i had a couple couch days, coupla pizza days, but THATS OKAY. today is a new day and im ready for it. im about to start a series of blogs called nourishing your yin, which are tips to keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the winter and the life and all. keep your chin up everybody. winter is a time for quiet reflection. some people, like me, find that quiet time leads to boredom, and boredom leads to not so good habits. these tips will help trick your mind into not being bored. staying focused on whats important and nourishing yourself during these colder months. stay tuned...