I know people who have very strict regimes of yoga and exercise. Some also take time out for meditation and journaling as well. I admire them. (You know who you are.)
Me? I dip in and out of anything that smacks of “things that you REALLY SHOULD DO.” I have issues with authority and I naturally rebel against it…even my own.
There are two Kimi’s in my head: Big Kimi, the adult, and little Kimi, the child. Big Kimi knows what’s good for body and soul and she tells little Kimi all the things that she should do to raise her self esteem and just feel better about herself. Little Kimi often says, “screw you, Big Kimi. You’re not the boss of me.”
Sometimes Little Kimi allows Big Kimi to be right and she goes for long walks on three consecutive days or she cleans her entire house! And after many years of punishing guilt, I mostly just roll with the two Kimi’s now. I let them chatter to each other and whoever wins for the day…well good for them.
By the way, below are a few things that Big and Little Kimi finished together. They’re in my shop now! (Not the two Kimi’s… the jewellery).
Here’s hoping that you and yours (I mean…ALL of you) are safe and well.