“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”
I haven’t written lately. I’ve lacked the motivation. In the past two months I have left one job, started a new one, made a relationship mistake or two, drank good wine and whiskey, and traveled a bit. In the past two months I have NOT cooked much, regularly practiced yoga, enjoyed a solid night of sleep, meditated, or carefully watched my finances. I’ve had fun, but I haven’t taken care of my body or my mind. It’s catching up with me.
When I don’t make time for wellness and reflection, the results are scary. Lethargy. Anxiety. Dissatisfaction. Stress. My thoughts are unfocused and life feels overwhelming. This sense of unbalance bleeds into everything.
When I make my physical and mental health a priority, things tend to fall back into place. I start to feel inspired and capable. Not only do my goals become clearer, but confidence in my ability to achieve them grows.
Distractions are seductive. It takes a lot less energy to watch TV than go to a yoga class. It’s more fun to drink with friends than hunker down and create a budget. It’s easier to check Facebook than try out a new recipe. But neglecting that which I love and need in favor of that which does not sustain me always results in unhappiness.
This is all to say you should expect a few new posts this week. I’m holding me to it.