Rationalizing inertia

As I’ve written about before, when it’s been a while since an intense anxiety day I tend to get complacent. I forget that I’m not experiencing much anxiety because I’m working on managing it. I forget that I need to take an active role in preempting it.

I begin to tell myself that it’s ok not to do yoga today because I did it yesterday. And that it’s ok not to do it today even though I also didn’t do it yesterday because it’s ok to go two days without. And before I know it, I’ve spent a week rationalizing why it’s ok that I’m not getting off my ass, why it’s ok that I’m skipping a meditation here and there, why it’s ok that I haven’t written anything on here in a week.

The truth is that it’s not ok, because every time I find myself rationalizing and thinking that I’ll be ok, I inevitably am not. So I need you guys to help keep me accountable. I need my village to ask me what yoga pose I’m trying to master or what I’m doing in meditation or why I haven’t written anything here for a while. I need to you ask me to write about something you’re struggling with, or ask me questions about anxiety, or give me suggestions. I need your help, if you can, to keep me on track. Sometimes talking about the anxiety itself can be difficult, but talking about the things that help me manage it is actually kind of fun.

So, if you have a second at some point, send me a text or an email or write me a facebook post. Share with me articles or yoga poses you come across. Ask me if I meditated yet today. And I will do the same for you, if you wish.

SHOUT OUT to the dude and bird for keeping me motivated and challenging me to take care of myself.

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