Yep I admit it....life has been crazy the past couple of weeks!
I literally unpacked my suitcase a week and a half after I got home from vacation. I've been busy spending time with my son and enjoying some much needed play dates after being gone for almost two weeks. I feel like I can barely keep up with cleaning my house, all in the midst of teaching Yoga & Fit4Mom classes and hosting Freezer Meal Workshops.
So you wonder....How do I stay balanced when life is crazy....
There are several things that help me through crazy, high-paced, or even stressful times.
1) Yoga Balancing Poses
When doing Balancing Yoga Poses, you have to focus! It takes not only strength, but mental focus. So when I practice balancing poses, my thoughts go away from the craziness of life, and I am forced to focus on holding the pose, and keeping a steady breath. This brings relief to a crazy life, and allows me to clear my mind of all that it has been bogged down with.
Yoga Balancing Poses truly are a powerful tool when life is crazy.
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2) Stay Grounded with Pluggz
What are Pluggz?? Pluggz are shoes (super cute shoes) that have grounding techniques that connect you to the earth and enable an electrical connection and harmony that our body needs. Our body is lacking in electrons due to the separation we get from most buildings and footwear. Pluggz have a connection agent that keep that contact for us!
Here's why being grounded is so important for us, especially in our high tech world today...
"High-tech materials tend to cause us to accumulate an excess positive charge, or stated another way, a deficiency of electrons. Grounding eliminates this excess positive charge and brings us back to our natural state of being in harmony with the earth. Excess positive charge adversely affects various physiological processes. Most people can feel the difference that grounding makes...One can also get grounded by going barefoot on the earth...."
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3) Have a good book with me always!
Yep I just started reading this book. And as a matter of fact, I just adopted this concept of staying balanced. I think taking time to read a book in your spare time versus getting lost in your phone or other technology can definitely keep us balanced. It quiets our mind, and in this case is a great way for self-development and growth.
This book is all about taking advantage of our "Fringe" hours, or spare hours throughout the day. So that's what I am doing by keeping a book on hand with me. Now I just have to fight the urge to be on my phone, and instead choose to pick up the book when I have free time.
4) Freezer Meals
This concept has been a life saver over the past few months. As you may know I host local and long distance Freezer Meal Workshops! You can get more info on that HERE.
Having healthy meals prepped ahead of time and ready to toss in the crockpot in the morning or at lunch is so handy! Plus when it's time to eat my home smells incredible! And all the meals are amazing! Especially my latest menu of soups and stews! (I'm so ready for the Fall) You can order an On-the-Go Workshop here and get the recipes and all you need to make these yummy soups!
Oh, but be sure you REMEMBER TO PLUG IN THE CROCKPOT! Yep, that happened yesterday...needless to say, we went out for dinner!
5) Keep Going!
Whatever you do, just keep going! Give yourself a high-five, take a couple of minutes to breathe, and remember why you do what you do, and soon enough, the craziness will chill some! JUST KEEP GOING! You can do it!
Surround yourself with people that will push and encourage you to keep going when life gets hard! Join a #FitFam, and be encouraged by them, but just keep going!
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Join the #BOSUStrong Challenge this week! Show us how you are staying balanced, and maybe WIN your own BOSU!
I'm linking up to the #FridayFive Linkup with Mar on the Run, and #FitnessFriday with Jill Conyers!