They say time flies when you’re having fun, and we have certainly been having a whirlwind of fun here, which means I’m looking at a new page on the calendar…DECEMBER. Woah…did that just put an anxious, panicked knot in the pit of your stomach or are you reading on unfazed? (If you had an “Oh shit” moment just then, read on…if not, you are in complete flow with the rhythm of life. Will you be my guru?)
A lot of us get stretched thin in all kinds of ways around the holidays. Emotionally, financially, energetically…do you feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions? If so, I’m telling you in the most gentle way possible here—you’re doing it to yourself.
But no, Amy, you don’t understand, I have kids things, and work dos and Christmas shopping and in-laws and obligations and on and on and on.
Yes, you do. But this holiday season, I want you to think about your part in creating all of that. How are you designing your life? Are you scheduling things into your diary up to the minute (I know you do, because I do it too!)? How do these things/events/people you "HAVE TO" see make you feel? Good? Or ‘glad that’s done for another year’?
Where’s the breathing room?
If you can open yourself up to the possibility that you ARE actually the creator of your own life, you have taken a subtle, yet MASSIVE, step in the direction of living life like you see it in your dreams. The way things are right now are just circumstances of your past thoughts, choices and actions—they can change. (And don’t beat yourself up too much—‘when we know better, we do better’ as Maya Angelou says.). If you'd like to learn more about this, I'm running a MAJOR PROGRAM, starting Feb 1st (first week of school term 1): The 12 WEEK TRANSFORMATION. This is something that gives me goosebumps and gets me really excited. So there, the cat's outta the bag, more details to come, but for now, if you're interested, send me an email.
Let’s CHOOSE more love, more freedom, more ease. Even with your schedule as it is right now. Find the time (MAKE the time) to pause, to reflect, to connect. This life is spectacular. Let’s marvel at it together.
Amy L Green
Mind Body Movement founder & studio director.