Wednesday Wisdom

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Wednesday Wisdom

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This gives me hope 💕 Rigid perfectionism and anxiety don’t always mix well. At times they keep me from fully enjoying my graduate school experience, but my dreams are finally within reach. I’ll gladly swallow the bitter with the sweet if it keeps helping me progress to the finish line.

Wednesday Wisdom

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A fitting quote for the hiatus I’ve been on for the last week or so. One of the ways I decided to spend some of my free time during winter break was with a 30-Day Yoga and Meditation challenge. The yoga challenge can be found on YouTube here, the meditation portion I added myself in an attempt to increase my meditation habits from about 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes to every day for 20-30. I’m on day 8 and I feel great! By the time I hit day 4, I felt lighter. Normally, feeling stagnant during times when I’m not working or going to school bums me out. I get a little bit lazier, sleeping and lounging away the days because there’s little else to do. This last week hasn’t been like that at all. I’ve started my mornings with yoga & meditation, usually followed by a run with Pooh Bear and that’s given me more energy to tackle all sorts of other tasks throughout my days. I still set aside an hour each day for my beloved naps, but lately I’ve been waking up before my timer hits that hour mark and some days I decide to skip the nap altogether. Whaaat?! That’s so unlike me…

The benefits of the challenge have been nice. Although, because the meditation has me caught up in being aware in the present moment, I’ve sort of neglected anything or anyone who hasn’t been in my presence lately. Christmas week flew by, and because I would toss my phone aside to fully enjoy family gatherings, I barely made the effort to respond to holiday texts + my social media accounts were as quiet as the night before Christmas. So, sorry I’ve been gone. I’ll make the effort to slow down for long enough to share some of my adventures with you 🙂