Week 1: Vow To Be Present
January 3, 2015
January 3, 2015
Week 1 of the 12 week Vow To EnRitualize Program has started off great! Week 1 is all about Being Present Now. Being in each and every moment through out the day. A big thing I took away from the lesson this week was the important of deep belly breathing. Deep breathing actually has the power to change the make up inside our bodies. It can turn off the fight or flight modes our bodies typically go into when we are worried or stressed about something, no matter how big or small. These constant states of worry or stress will cause our bodies to go out of whack if we keep letting these things cause us anxiety. Taking long deep inhales and long deep exhales will keep our bodies at the right state. So my goal for this week has been to be present now. Be here now.
The good thing about this program is that it doesn’t take much time but can make a big impact on your week. I’m a strong believer in setting short term goals and focusing on things one at a time to be more successful in the long run. They provide Vow To sticky notes to write down each weeks lesson and place them around you to keep you inspired and motivated.
I encourage everyone to be here now and see where it will take you. Within this first week, I decided to go to a new yoga studio in the neighborhood and take a class on New Year’s Day. I know, I surprisingly wasn’t too tired from the night before! I made myself get out of bed and be in the now. To my surprise the class had 115 people in it, and we all had to go around and hug each other before class. It was definitely out of my comfort zone (even though I LOVE hugs), but my daily manta of be here now and enjoy this slightly awkward moment made it that much better. I also met a new friend in class, and connected to her like we had known each other for awhile. It’s amazing what one little phrase or one little goal can get you in a day. Don’t be afraid to be in the now. Don’t worry about tomorrow or the next day, and treat each day like the present is a gift. Because it truly is.