Monday, May 12, 2014

Lush Lunes: Awake!

I woke up this morning with the sun streaming through my window and I felt at peace.

I   s t r e t c h e d.

 I smiled. I thanked God for a new day. I felt really AWAKE.

This is odd because I only slept six hours. Usually, I’m an 8-hour sleeper. But today I remembered a Schwarzenegger speech about how you only need 6 hours of sleep. With this in mind, I just smiled because I actually felt good about it – not the two hours of extra sleep that I could have, but for the full six hours of deep sleep that I was blessed with.

Too much rainbow-talk for a Monday? I hope not!

Even though I intended to start my day with Pilates, I was sore from my last workout, so I didn't push it. I woke up, just to be. Just to stop rushing out of the house. Just to be mindful of the morning.

How can I express how amazing this feels? I guess it just feels like flowers and puppies and unicorns, but like for real.

So this Lush Lunes, as sporadic as they've been, let's be mindful of our day. Let's just take it all in: the weather, how your body feels, and then remember to breathe deep, long breaths and above all else, smile!  Smile because feeling really awake, alert and just present, is truly something to gush over on any Monday morning.

[I’ll do my best to remember all of this by 2:00pm today when the caffeine comes-a-calling!]

Have a great one my deep thinkers!