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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 126 :: trust in being tired

8 May

{trust}  

Tonight, I need to take time to rest. My body is tired mostly from another OrangeTheory class and it hurts so good. It’s like I can feel the oxygen pumping through my lungs again and the blood pumping through my muscles. It feels like I am alive, really.  

  So now, it’s time for me to rest and let these muscles rebuild and renew for tomorrow. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 301 :: yoga balance

3 Nov

Day 301: light night. 

We’ve hit the 300’s… which means this year is coming to a close. It’s hard to believe this year is that close to the end. It’s also hard for me to grasp that my yoga promise is closing in on a full year….

Some days have been better than others. Some days have been amazing. Some have been not so much. Some days have been surprising… and some days have been just like this:

Namaste, Balance. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{balance}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 84 :: balance

25 Mar

Day 83: A little bit.

Doing yoga every day has me thinking about one very critical, necessary, of high import, often overlooked but very, very, very real thing: balance.

I don’t think about balance while I sit at my desk all day.
I don’t think about balance when I play with the dogs.
Or run after a tennis ball.
Or eat.

But when I follow a yoga instructor standing on one leg, wth the other leg straight out behind her in the air and hands out in front of her head (“Look Ma, no hands!”) I realize just how out of balance I am. And that’s about the time that I fall. Or stumble.

I think that’s the ironic thing about balance. You don’t realize you’re off kilter and about to tumble until both hands and one foot are off the ground. Then. Whamo. Balance knocks you upside the head.

So far into this year of yoga, I am learning to respect balance. The kind that comes from practicing just a little bit every day and the kind that comes from realizing when you have too many hands and feet off the ground.

And with that, in T minus 20 minutes I will officially be on vacation.
So that I can reclaim just a little bit more balance.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{balanced?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 244 :: happiness at work

7 Sep

Happiness At Work. It’s a topic that my Curiosity Stream dealt me tonight. So I bit. Since this is the year of Bliss, it seemed like a relevant topic.

The video basically explores the topic of how to make money and have fun, and how some companies around the world are tackling the balance.

But can money buy you happiness — or bliss?  

It’s a great question. Age-old question. Maybe even larger-than-life question. Based on the interviews in this documentary the word on the subject came down to factors that go beyond salary, like…

  • Sense of purpose
  • Respect
  • Doing something bigger than themselves and doing it with other people
But the biggest one was that trusty old T world: TRUST. Which seems to make sense to me.

And that has me thinking….In work and life, in happiness we trust. 

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {what makes you happy at work?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 283 :: elusive balance

12 Oct

As Sunday comes to a close, and the week begins anew I’m in planning mode. Planning for what’s new this week, what’s next, what’s necessary.

As I plan my days I’m more and more struck by the concept of balance. And I’m more convinced than ever that it doesn’t exist. 

“The truth is, balance is bunk. It is an unattainable pipe dream… The quest for balance between work and life, as we’ve come to think of it, isn’t just a losing proposition;  it’s a hurtful, destructive one.” -Keith H. Hammonds

Of course I believe in fun, rest, relaxation, recharge, and charging forward. But to do all of this in the name of balance feels, well, out of balance. As I move through peak performance and uncover more and more techniques to excel, move forward, and both create and complete my goals balance feels like a fairy tale myth of the grandest proportion.

Maybe that’s yet another secret of peak performance? Balance does NOT exist, at least not in the way that we’ve been told it does.

And that makes me think… Just like looking for gold at the end of the rainbow, maybe balance isn’t in the ever elusive completion end of the road prize inside. Rather it is the journey itself.

The treasure may be as simple as treasuring the moments we are in… RIGHT now.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what do you think about balance?}
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