Whether we're reaching burn out through our work, our lifestyle or our relationships, there isn't a simple solution. For some people giving up work simply won't be an option, or at least not right now. So what can you do to help yourself now?
There's a reason why you can't finish the to-do list despite spending longer and longer hours at your desk; we're simply not designed to be productive in this way. Want to know what to do about it? Warning: it involves change!
What do Donald Trump and yoga nidra have in common? They both have strong intentions . . .
I'm cutting back on the amount of classes I teach in order to find more space. Sound like a luxury? For me, it's a necessity - and one that doesn't come without a good dose of courage.
I stopped writing blogs for 2 months - and my periods stopped. Here's why I'm breaking the silence.
For those people who still feel exhausted after an 8 (or 10) hour sleep, or after a weekend of "doing nothing", have you tried restorative yoga? Learning just one or two restorative yoga practices that you can practice at home could literally transform your life. Lying with your legs up against the wall doesn't take strength, balance or flexibility, yet this simple action can rejuvenate the body, bring life back to tired legs, and lift energy in a more sustainable way than a glass of wine or chocolate bar can.
We all know the type. The one who likes to tell you what time they go up to practice, how long they practice for, and how far their practice has 'progressed'. The ones who tell you that yoga has changed their life and it can change your life as well, hell, it probably should change your life, because if you're not doing yoga all the time then surely something is wrong. Whether you're getting these messages from that ever so loud and proud person in the changing room or from the onslaught of social media challenges and Insta-worthy pics, it's not that difficult to be cornered by a spiritual snob, or - gasp - turn into one.
How do you when it's right to pause and wait, and when it's time to just take the leap? Procrastination isn't always a bad thing, but when we use it to hold ourselves back, we could be missing out on what life has to offer.
We live in a time of overwhelming amounts of information. Learning to discern and sift through through all of it is an art most of us are still learning. But how it would be feel to take a step back from all that information? To take a moment to consider whether your beliefs about yourself and the world are being fed by what you read and who you talk to? How would it feel to tear up those stories and write some new ones? And how it would feel if, in those new stories, .you believed that the best was yet to come?
No one likes being bored. Watching the clock tick down your last minutes at work, feeling at a loss of what to do if plans suddenly change, or simply feeling bored with your exercise routine, your wardrobe, or in extreme cases your entire life, we don't usually harbour fond feelings towards boredom. In a life where capturing every moment on social media can seem crucial to proving we have an exciting life, boredom is definitely not rated.
However, I'm here to suggest something different. That sometimes boredom can be, well, good.