I know I’ve been a slacker documenting my handstands. This month is testing me. 2 or 3 years ago, if this month was thrown at me, I’d be a wreck. I have always been an anxious person and I never really knew how to unlock the calmness and peace inside of me until I found yoga. Even though I still struggle with it, I find it much easier to let go of things I can’t control and know it’ll all work out in the end. Its so much easier now to see beauty even on tough days.
Find joy in each day. Even if you don’t think there is any. Even if you just got done taking a really shitty neuro exam. The joy exists somewhere. Maybe in a butterfly landing on you, maybe in being the reason for a loved one’s smile, or maybe in a gorgeous, colorful day. It’s there. Sometimes you have to look for it, but joy is there.
One thing I’ve always done is compare myself to others—my weight, my physical beauty (or lack thereof), my diet, my exercise regimen … everything. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always looked to others in order to determine the standards I set for myself.
Today I am trying to look to strong women in my life for inspiration on ways to become a happier, healthier, more positive person without simultaneously comparing myself and my journey to theirs.
Just now seeing this! This is such a good reminder for all of us, Caroline. Too often, women find themselves competing with each other, envying each other…all for what? The only person you should be competing with is the person you were yesterday. Loving who you are today, but pushing yourself to become better day after day because that self-love makes you feel capable of growing.