Well here we are, the last month of summer (if you live somewhere other than San Diego). Once again, the month snuck up on me. July was a planned quiet month and I (wrongly) assumed that would make it go by slower. And while I'm sort of shocked that August is here already, I'm excited!
August sees us go off to Vancouver for my 3rd (and Angelo's 2nd) experience pacing SeaWheeze (the lululemon half marathon) as well as going up to Bateaux Cellars for my second Vinyasa and Vino retreat! So I'm looking to August to be full of fun, excitement, and with a goal of staying present through all of it.
I noticed while teaching a class today that my mind was somewhere else completely. And that my ability to stay present has taken a nosedive recently. While I previously had a different idea in line for August, I've decided to focus more on presence. Here's how:
1. Leave my phone at home more. Don't take it on walks with Angelo or Arlo. Disable notifications. Limit the timeframe in which I'm free to peruse the internet/social media. I've talked about wanting to take a full blown detox, but I do use social for much of my business promo and connectivity - so instead I'll apply boundaries.
2. Run or workout solo at least once per week. Whether it's a yoga class, a gym session, or a run, I used to rely on my solo workouts as some moving meditation time. And I miss that.
3. When I eat meals, just eat. No reading, no phone, no computer, no Broad City. Truly savor the eating process.
4. Last but not least, meditate for 5 minutes per day at a minimum. It's coming back. It needs to.
What do you think? Anything you'd add to work on presence?
And how did July go for you? Did you find an accountabilabuddy? Did you guys stay in touch? I have been good about doing the mobility and strength work that was desperately lacking BUT I wasn't so good about checking in with my girls. Allie? HP? You both still doing your thing?
As always, way to stay committed to the little things. They do turn into the big things, after all!