Monday, April 18, 2011

Good for the Soul

I have found that some things are just good for the soul. Today I did a few of them...

I weeded our front yard. It seems strange to weed the yard, but we have concluded that pretty much the entire yard is weeds choking out what little grass there is. So we have set out to weed the front yard. Stephen and I worked on it this weekend and I've taken it upon myself to continue to work on it during the week. I'll admit, it's actually quite relaxing. You can think or just let your mind go blank. I feel like I don't have this sensation very often so it was enjoyable. Besides, yard work is just good for the soul. And then you can actually see your progress, which is nice.

Zoey likes to help me outside,
neither of us are afraid to get dirty!

Another thing that is good for the soul is to have a cupcake with snack (we had an apple too) but sometimes a treat is just what you need.

Then I tried yoga. I actually got the idea from my friend Brittany who wrote about it in her blog Changing Diapers and Taking Names in the post Namaste. Thankfully, Netfix has some good ones on instant queue. I decided on Crunch's Candlelight Yoga, it seemed perfect for winding down from the day. Before trying it I thought it wasn't really all people made it out to be and I was wrong. It was wonderful. I never realized I slouched so much, but afterwards I felt my back straighten and feel loose, not something I feel often. I felt relaxed, refreshed and calm. It was a good feeling. I'm going to try to wake up and start the day that way before Zoey wakes up...I'll let you know how that idea goes.

1 comment:

  1. Yay I'm so glad you liked yoga!! Isn't it wonderful? Strange to think that exercise can be relaxing, but it is. I love weeding too, it's kinda theraputic! Hope you're having a great week! Ciao!