Thanks again for keeping me accountable through December, readers.
While it often seems much easier to stay on the couch on a Sunday afternoon or hit the snooze button at 5.30am on a Wednesday, I instead made my way to the pool and to an outdoor yoga class in beautiful gardens.
I knew they were activities I really wanted to do and they were, of course, worth the effort.
I see much more of this in my future while visiting family over Christmas, but Melbourne delivered on the hot weather and I made it to the local pool twice.
Yes, it’s packed and you can really only dip in and out of the water but for the chance of a Frosty Fruit and feeling cool water on hot skin, it was totally worth the visits.
Do outdoor yoga
To be honest, this one has been on my wishlist for over a year.
After some searching I found Peachy Yoga, who run super reasonably priced classes in Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne (very convenient for me on the way to work). The classes run on Wednesdays and Thursdays but I was afraid I wouldn’t fit one in due to a hectic December.
But you know what you need during a hectic December? Outdoor yoga!
The hatha style class was run by the lovely Claire and within two minutes I was gazing up at the sky, breathing in fresh air and already feeling the tension of the holiday season melt away.
Working through the routine, I couldn’t help but notice the dewy grass, the sound of galahs and the imposing beauty of the trees. Not bad before work right?
I highly recommend trying Peachy Yoga or an outdoor class more local to you.
Gratitude was a big focus for me this month.
Even though I was busy and felt some stress, I couldn’t help but think how lucky I was to be going to Christmas parties, having wonderful conversation over meals with friends and sitting out on my balcony admiring my new fairy lights with a glass of wine.
Not everyone feels the same way around this time of year, so I am conscious to be thankful and not wish this time away.
In line with the purpose of this blog, I’m feeling pretty tired at the end of 2015 so am giving myself a little break in January regarding intentions.
I’ll still let you know how January goes and will be ready to set intentions again for the month of February.
Happy festive season lovely readers! Thanks so much for all your support, it really does mean a lot to me.
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
- Andy Rooney