Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Your Best Self Now

As I reminiscence about the yoga retreat, repeatedly playing Diana Ross's Love Hangover and Nico and Vinz's Am I Wrong and Another Day, I also think back to a yoga session in Negril when Joy said It's easy to be your best self now...

I especially think about this sentiment since returning to work. Took two weeks off which is a good thing in general but especially since I had an allergic reaction to something and had to take Benadryl for a week and, later in the game, stronger medicine.

Let's just say that I was itching so much that my dermatologist asked if I needed something to help me sleep.

At any rate, my musings remind me of messages making the social media rounds like Be in love with your life. Every minute of it -- Jack Kerouac or My goal is to build a live that I don't need a vacation from... 

Even as I try to fall in love with my life for the umpteenth time, I know that the "rat race" is going to test my resolve. As Joy said, It's easy to be your best self when on vacation but, knowing that, I'm going to work on filling my well and try to be my best self outside the parameters of vacation. Of course, yoga (energy work etc.) helps with that a lot whether or not I'm on a retreat or in a studio.

Beach-Side Fruit Market

Sunset At The Resort


  1. I always called that "vacation mind," and every time I swear I'm going to retain the mindset when I get home. Of course I get wrapped up in my usual life and it slips away so quickly.

    What can we do to hang onto it?

  2. Go on vacations every quarter???

    I'm going to really try to keep "filling the well" and do things that make me happy. Also think a key thing for me is to not take things so seriously. That's my short answer but as I do more fieldwork, I'll report back...

    1. Maybe we can help each other. Let me know your findings.