I mentioned a couple of posts back that my two words are “compassionate” and “give back”. When I decided on those words, I was wondering if at least one word should be more selfish. I am a pretty unselfish person, but this sometimes makes me VERY tired.
This weeks yoga class was so chock full of good stuff, I have something else to share with you. The main theme of the class was this:
“If you are not in balance, giving can feel like sacrifice”
Ah! Yes! This is why even though I do everything, that my boss and my entire team asks me to do all day long, I often feel like crap. I really do like giving, and giving with a smile instead of a whine or a growl is definitely a more pleasant experience for everyone.
So what did I DO with these words of wisdom this week?
- I took an hour out of my workday yesterday to attend a Business Women’s Network meeting at my office It was not particularly insightful, but that was not the point. I walked away from my desk for an hour in the middle of the day. This pretty much never happens.
- I left work 30 minutes earlier than normal today and squeezed in a weekday run. That has not happened in….a very long time.