There are not words to describe how much I was looking forward to the Labor Day holiday. After an insanely busy August (yes, I taught 29 classes last month), today was the first day since early August that I had absolutely nothing on my plate. I woke up when I wanted to – well, my body tried to wake me up around 7, but I let myself kind of lounge in bed until almost 9 – and I had time to ease into my day, rather than rushing out to the gym.
Gym time started sometime just after 10:30, and it was SO NICE to be able to do what I wanted to, not have to worry about rushing to a class (or not having the motivation or energy to stick around to lift after a class), or having somewhere to be at a certain time. Which led to this:
I think I’d call that a success. It’s kind of crazy, though, how much just having complete control of my schedule can make a difference. I’ll admit, I’ve been feeling like I’ve been slacking a little in my personal workouts lately. Though it may not seem like it (I did teach 29 classes in August), I’d kind of lost some of my drive in the last several weeks. I’ve spent so much time focusing on other people that I’d lost sight of my own goals, and I do feel that it’s caused me to take a few steps backward. I’ve just been exhausted – that I don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do, and that the support I’ve focused on providing others I’ve failed to provide myself.
But back to today … it was amazing. Sometimes it really does take a break, and opportunity to step back and take a look at what is really important to remind you why you love what you love. Sometimes it pays to be a little selfish.