Reflect – Set your goals – Focus – Believe – Accomplish
One of the best time management tools is the creation of daily, weekly, and monthly lists. It helps us reflect, stay motivated, structured, and focused on our goals and future vision. It also gives us a sense of purpose and enables us to recognize (and hopefully CELEBRATE!) even our small achievements as well as our milestones.
Tomorrow is the start of a new month AND the meteorological beginning of spring! So, after February’s “Green Smoothie” and “Plank” challenges, I noticed that I ran out of breath very often, thinking about too many things I have to do besides holding the planks and preparing the smoothies. I even caught a cold and had to take a break from both challenges.
2015 is only a few days away. Christmas is over, the time for family and good food, however, also a time to reflect and letting things go to open new ways. The new year is a new beginning, so over the past days, I’ve decided to write down old habits and worries in form of a “Don’t do” list for the new year 2015 🙂
… so here it is:
Although sitting is a serious hazard to our health, unfortunately many of us have jobs that require long hours of sitting …
What are you doing most of the day? Sitting? Well, join the club! The majority of jobs include long sitting periods throughout the day. It’s unbelievable, but we sit 30 hours a week at average because oftentimes people only move to the lunch room and back for several reasons. Either too much to do, stress, no time, or slowly starting inertia (inactivity).
Yoga in Berlin: Chimosa ~ Yoga, Tea, Fitness
Today was the day! I started my 30 day membership with a very cool project called “Urbansportsclub” in Berlin. They offer a fitness flatrate in different sizes. I got size M, which allows me to attend classes in a variety of yoga, Pilates, and other fitness studios, beach volleyball, bootcamp classes, zumba, and much more all over Berlin. This is MY chance to explore the city more and to find some awesome YOGA places and meet people. 🙂
Today, I started with a 90 minute Jivamukti yoga class at CHIMOSA in Berlin Mitte/central Berlin.
“Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end.
They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..
It’s the new year! Most of us set new goals for 2014, and they oftentimes require change. It’s easy to write down things we want to do, but HOW do we actually make a change? What motivates us?
“I’ve been practicing yoga for several years. At the end of every class is a five-minute relaxation, savasana. You lie on your back, in what some people call corpse pose, and let yourself completely relax. Easy, right? Yeah, except relaxing my mind. More often than not, my brain starts whirring furiously the moment we lie down, and the savasana ends before I’m even aware it’s going on. In one class, my teacher leads us through a relaxation, but sometimes I can barely hear her over my own thoughts.”
I can absolutely relate to this 100%! It feels so great to see that I’m not alone with this “problem” 🙂 What about you?