Yoga Girl Challenge | Day 6 | Start a New Routine — This is what my bedside table looks like right now. I basically move through my day as an unstoppable ball of energy, and then when I have downtime, I spend it studying for my CSEP exam, planning classes, putting knowledge into my head. I’ve been striving so hard to be successful in my field, because I need to set up a good life for my daughter and I. My need for continual learning is fulfilled, but I also have to honour my need for rest. So my new routine is to spend a little time each day reading for pure enjoyment. I mean, I do enjoy all of these books very much, but I need to get back to reading for the sake of reading, which I find very restorative. I still carry a book wherever I go, because I feel a little lost without one. Right now, I’m still on Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life (I know, it’s been forever) and have a whole stack of good reads on my dresser to tackle. I’ll let you know how it goes. 📚 @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge High-res

Yoga Girl Challenge | Day 6 | Start a New Routine — This is what my bedside table looks like right now. I basically move through my day as an unstoppable ball of energy, and then when I have downtime, I spend it studying for my CSEP exam, planning classes, putting knowledge into my head. I’ve been striving so hard to be successful in my field, because I need to set up a good life for my daughter and I. My need for continual learning is fulfilled, but I also have to honour my need for rest. So my new routine is to spend a little time each day reading for pure enjoyment. I mean, I do enjoy all of these books very much, but I need to get back to reading for the sake of reading, which I find very restorative. I still carry a book wherever I go, because I feel a little lost without one. Right now, I’m still on Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life (I know, it’s been forever) and have a whole stack of good reads on my dresser to tackle. I’ll let you know how it goes. 📚 @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge

#stopdropandyoga! I got tagged by the lovely @lala_bee22. 💕 You guys always catch me on these as I roll out of bed, so mellow twists are where it’s at this morning. 😊 I’m usually outdoors for photos, but today here’s a glimpse of my oldschool little desk I use for bookbinding projects. Tagging @pcgrylls, @arcclimbing and @inversionjunky to play along - stop what you’re doing, strike a yoga pose, post and hashtag #stopdropandyoga! ✨ High-res

#stopdropandyoga! I got tagged by the lovely @lala_bee22. 💕 You guys always catch me on these as I roll out of bed, so mellow twists are where it’s at this morning. 😊 I’m usually outdoors for photos, but today here’s a glimpse of my oldschool little desk I use for bookbinding projects. Tagging @pcgrylls, @arcclimbing and @inversionjunky to play along - stop what you’re doing, strike a yoga pose, post and hashtag #stopdropandyoga! ✨

Yoga Girl Challenge | Day 5 | Break a Bad Habit — The habit I’m trying to break is “rewarding” myself with unhealthy things when something in my life isn’t going swimmingly. If I had a bad day, I go buy expensive chocolate truffles from the café; when I experience setbacks, I’ll turn to fine wine. I was going to simply choose not indulging in these things as my unhealthy habit, but I don’t mind desserts and wine for happy celebrations (there’s a time and a place) - it’s really that link between negativity and seeing these things as a reward that I need to change. When I’m feeling down, I want my solace to come from getting outdoors or getting on my yoga mat, or both… that should be my way of treating myself, and that’s the surest path to wellness when I’m feeling that way. 🌿 #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl High-res

Yoga Girl Challenge | Day 5 | Break a Bad Habit — The habit I’m trying to break is “rewarding” myself with unhealthy things when something in my life isn’t going swimmingly. If I had a bad day, I go buy expensive chocolate truffles from the café; when I experience setbacks, I’ll turn to fine wine. I was going to simply choose not indulging in these things as my unhealthy habit, but I don’t mind desserts and wine for happy celebrations (there’s a time and a place) - it’s really that link between negativity and seeing these things as a reward that I need to change. When I’m feeling down, I want my solace to come from getting outdoors or getting on my yoga mat, or both… that should be my way of treating myself, and that’s the surest path to wellness when I’m feeling that way. 🌿 #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl