This clock hangs in my living room and hasn’t worked in close to a year. And yet I still look at it and think “oh I have plenty of time!” before I realize that unless it’s that magical twice a day time, I do not have plenty of time. Today was one of those days. I was planning on fitting in some asana before hitting the gym with the hubs (he will only go if I go with even though I prefer to workout at home or outside – note how good of a wife I am). Unsurprisingly I did not fit in my practice pre-gym.
So I made time to flow for 10 minutes in the midst of getting ready for work. Was it what I originally wanted? No. Was it enough? Yes.
This made me think about the difference between finding time and making time. Finding time implies that it is just sitting there lost in the midst of laying around (which is sometimes the case). On most of my busy days, however, there isn’t minutes or hours hiding under the blankets just waiting for me to uncover them. On those days I have to make time. I have to sacrifice other activities that also seemed necessary.
Making time means eating my breakfast on the way to work, letting my hair air dry, or making my tea at work. None of these situations are ideal. The smartest way for me to make this time would be in advance by going to bed earlier and setting my alarm an hour ahead. I’ll get there eventually. One step at a time…
Did you make time for yoga today?
I've created Imagine Balance to help document my journey to a more balanced life.
In yoga, balance is much more a state of mind rather than a physical ability. I want to imagine balance so that I can achieve it.