It’s officially November, which is the first of my two favorite months! Yes, the holidays play a major role in that, but more importantly, the vibe always seems super lighthearted, joyous, and even people seem friendlier. But as beautiful as this season is for me, I know a lot of people find it challenging because of either people they’ve lost, or experiences they had, so I’m sensitive to everyone’s feelings. But for me, it really is the mosssst wonderful time of the year 🙂 It’s getting chillier in the mornings, the air has definitely been more crisp, and I love the excuse to wear tall socks and beanies.
Plus, every store is decked out with Christmas goodies, whether they be decorations, or food items, which I love to see!! Trader Joe’s nails it every year with the Christmas treats, and this year is no different. On November 1st, my TJ’s had all their goodies out. Yummy!!
Something I always do in the beginning of a new month is assess where I am and if there’s anything I want to change or incorporate into my life to maintain balance. I’m enjoying my weekly foodie outings as they really give me an “outing”, that’s different than the gym, grocery store, or coffee shop. They just make me feel like more of an adult in some way 😉
However, I’ve been really trying to connect my body and mind through thoughts and actions, so I’ve decided to incorporate more yoga. Like every day yoga. 30 November days of yoga, in a goal to smoothen my transitions, gain strength and more flexibility, and really work on my body and mind connection. I’m lucky that I have a few really awesome yoga instructors at my gym, but I’ve also found the YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene, and she has such a variety of different types of practices that I can do in any room at home. I’m loving that there is everything from power yoga to deep stretching practice to yoga for migraines. Check her channel out!
I had some rough moments in October that I’ve been trying to work through. The fatigue and insomnia I was experiencing led to some emotional breaks, so I’m using these days of November yoga as a reset and to find more peace within, and work on sleep and rest habits. With Lupus, fatigue strikes a lot and whenever it wants, so I need to incorporate as many ways as possible to get quality rest, and thank God, I’m finding that yoga has been very beneficial for me. I encourage you to try it. Close off your mind and be mindful of everything… meditate, breathe, and stretch. Trust me, it’s good for the soul♥