That would be the weather report both outside and my inside temperament. Those of you that are my fellow DC Metro area folks know that we have had a long stretch of cloudy and rainy days. I do love the sunshine and warmth but my internal clouds might be a reflection of something else like broken sleep, busy days, and lack of self care. With recent additions to my schedule as well as my children's, my own self care has taken a sideline. Believe me this is not good for any of the Carranza clan in the long run. It is also showing up in my daily interaction with those close to me. A stretch of sunny days I know would help but taking some time for my own mental health is certainly a priority.
For myself it is planning what will bring out the sunshine for me internally every day. . While walking my dogs the past two days I have taken to moving at a slower pace which gave me the chance to find half of a robin's egg the ground. The beauty of the blue and the perfect shape of it was quite amazing. Today and Saturday I get to lead a Tots & Tykes charity class to benefit LAMB PCS (my kid's school) so the smiles of the toddlers and sharing my love of yoga will be one of my rays today. Then some much needed soaks in the bathtub, scheduling time with girlfriends, more yoga and finding a good book to immerse myself in for a few days should help me reset.
How do you reset to shift from cloudy with a chance of grumpy to let the sun shine!? We can all use some new ideas.
I am a DC based yoga teacher, wife, mother of two kids and three animals who is using yoga both on and off the mat to find balance.