Monday, August 27, 2012

What's your truth, today?

I just got home from a much-needed hour on my yoga mat. I don't normally practice on Mondays, but thanks to a cold and some travel, I'd missed almost a week of classes. Suffice it to say that I was itching to get back to my usual schedule, both physically and mentally. Anyway, as we began the Hour of Power, our instructor said, "Every day is different. What's your truth, today?" And I had a light bulb go off. (For the record, this is very un-yogic. You're not really supposed to think about ANYTHING in class, never mind have a light bulb go off. But I digress...)

Here are my truths, today:

• I try to be the best mom I can be to C, but sometimes the stress of daily life (mommyhood + marketing executive + nutty schedule + etc.) makes my patience and energy wear thin. When that happens, I have to remind myself that sometimes the days are long, but the years are oh-so-short.
• I have a VERY hard time unplugging. Technology is my dearest friend and my worst enemy, all at once.
• I spend way more time, energy and money (ahem) than is probably necessary on anti-aging products. And Lululemon gear, while we're calling a spade a spade.
• After nearly ten years of marriage, I can look at my husband and truthfully say I still love being his wife, even though he has what might be the loudest sneeze on the planet (annoying), and he thinks that clowns are amusing (terrifying). He is a great partner, and an excellent father to C.
• My life is nowhere near perfect. But I am pretty darn happy, most days — and I think that's worth celebrating from time to time. And that, my friends, is why I do yoga: it's a great workout, it almost always gets me out of my head, and though it probably sounds corny, it feels like a celebration of all that is right in my world. I feel amazing when I leave class, and I try to carry that mindset home with me. If all that weren't enough, yoga also reminds me that every day is a new day. Some days are good, some are not so good, but every day (and every breath, if you adhere to what yoga instructors say) is a new chance to start fresh.

What are your truths, today?