A Decade Makes a Difference

What did your life look like 10 years ago and what will it look like in the next 10 years?

Begin the new year on a bright note.

Think back to 2010. What were you doing? How were you feeling? Who did you want to be? Are you that person now or making progress toward becoming the person you want to be?

Fast forward 10 years. Hello, 2020.

A decade really does makes a difference. You have more life experience. You’ve come face-to-face with change. You’ve made choices—some that nurture and nourish growth and some that don’t.

In the last decade, I got married, became a yoga teacher, moved, changed jobs (those actually all occurred in one year); became a mama, became an award-winning author of 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas; launched my blog Stand Up for Your Self-Care, and expanded my meditation practice.

Here’s what I'm looking forward to in the next 10 years:

  • Growth as a mama on a yoga path

  • Connecting with you all and advocating for you to stand up for your self-care

  • Expanding worldwide awareness of the importance of self-care, especially for working moms—why and how to practice it, incorporating it in the rhythm of daily life instead of thinking about it as a reward or treat

Practice It: What Do You Want From This Decade?

  • Find a quiet spot and close your eyes. Observe your breath—a few cycles of breath in and out. Take a moment to honor this last decade and the new one before you. After a few moments, flutter your eyes open and begin to write.

  • Journal about what you want from this next decade of your life. What are you most excited about? What are you working toward? Write until you feel your spirit has spoken.

Tag #standupforyourselfcare to share how you've grown this decade and how that momentum will continue in the new year.

May you be open to the possibilities this new decade will bring, my friends.

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