-We don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing-
Five or so years ago, I wrote out some goals during the end of December for resolutions. I focused on three areas: spirituality, creativity and health. My spirituality goal easily evolved into praying in the mornings and establishing a daily practice. Creativity is evident with all the knitting I produce but I wanted to get back to writing in a journal and making that a daily habit. With the help of expanding my morning alone time and creating an environment to sit and ponder, I am happy with my daily journal entries, participating in writing prompts.
My health goal was the last aspect of my daily life that I procrastinated on. I do not like to move unless I am getting more yarn for a knitting project. I thrive sitting inside and cocooning myself away from the world, lost in knitting or reading.
In March, I challenged myself to move-to do anything, or something and to rejoice in that tiny decision. Movement is what a body needs to feel it's very best-to walk, bend, flex and stretch helps each joint and limb be happy. As a child, I moved continuously, playing outside and running around and somehow in adulthood I slowly stopped and started a static existence. I started small, walking daily and challenging myself to do yoga in the mornings, again stretching that precious alone time incorporating a health goal. Yoga in the mornings is now a ritual that I embrace and love. The benefits are endless and I wonder why I waited so long to start taking better care of myself.
Today I will be walking and taking in the sights and sounds of my woods and country roads, celebrating the daily rituals of my life.
How about you?
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