The 6th month of the year is upon us... and as is custom in San Diego, it's rolling in with gray skies (hello June gloom!). This past month has been an absolute whirlwind of activities, teaching, retreats, and events and I have to admit, I'm pretty excited to see not a whole lot extra on the calendar for June.
It was a challenging month to stick to my May directives: I'm not stressed, I'm not busy, and I don't have to do anything. But that was the point! To be challenged. And upon review of the month, I give myself a passing grade... but barely. I was great on not using the phrases "busy" or "stressed" and while my month was packed, I truly didn't feel like either of those words rang true. But I did catch myself saying I have to do all sorts of things. So work to be done still. And most unsurprisingly, this challenge once again helped me to notice the language of those around me. And illustrated more than one person/friendship/relationship that I've found I either need to distance myself from, have an honest conversation with, or let go. Spring cleaning, if you will.
June's challenge is going to go quite literally the opposite direction of May. It's a physical challenge. And one that isn't so serious.
I've missed my regular handstand practice. In 2015 I set out to learn to handstand and practiced every single day. And like any good skill, if you don't use it you lose it. And I've lost it.
So for June I pledge to get upside down and handstand every damn day.
Now if you're like, "um handstands aren't my jam", that's awesome! Is there one specific physical activity, skill, stretch, or exercise that you should do every day? Think hard. Great! Make that your June commitment!
Let's see what changes can happen in a month!