BLOGGING 13/30: Yoga for My Brain

BLOGGING Challenge: Day 13 of 30

Yoga for My Brain 30 Day Challenge Accepted 13 As a kid I had a diary – until my brother found it, broke into it, read it and ridiculed me. For a summer I had pen pals.  In middle school and high school I had a notebook with my best friends – instead of passing notes, we would pass our spiral notebook back-and-forth. In college, emails became the norm, and for years that was my main form of communication – long emails with my girlfriends.  Then texting took over, and I can have deep conversations on that too. On day 13 of this Blogging Challenge, I come to realize that I like the process of writing. It’s like yoga for my thoughts – a practice of taking  it in and letting it go.

As a parent, your social life basically revolves around kid’s stuff.  School. Martial Arts. Dance. Music. Sports. Birthday parties. Baby showers. Playdates. I actually make the effort to schedule event-free weekends so we can have boring time at at home, as a family – just us, not having to rush off somewhere.  This weekend was NOT one of those.  But not one night did I make it an excuse not to battle a day of this Blog Challenge.  I wanted to write. I wanted to do my daily exercise.

The practice of gathering my thoughts, figuring out the structure of how to express a message, organizing the sentences so that they’re coherent, and all while attempting to keep a reader’s interest. It’s like a workout for my brain. I warm-up, start slow and then get into it, find my stride, then have to start winding down, stretch, reflect and give appreciation at the end. Namaste. And like a true workout, I feel good once I’m done – once I publish a post.  Even after, I think about how I could improve. And like my previous 12 posts, I know I’ll be reading this one over, and over, making sure I did my best today.


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4 Comments on “BLOGGING 13/30: Yoga for My Brain

  1. Irene Reply

    August 23, 2016 at 2:19

    “I actually make the effort to schedule event-free weekends so we can have boring time at * home”
    This sounds interesting. I like boring time at home… but I don’t really feel bored at home. Do I make sense? 😛
    Good to know that you are enjoying your time blogging. I like reading your writings 🙂

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 24, 2016 at 12:00

      thank you for the kindest comments 🙂

      maybe I should’ve said “lazy” day instead of “boring”, but my kids thinks its boring.
      I too am a homebody. Their generation isn’t used to it.

  2. Jenny Monzon Reply

    August 24, 2016 at 12:15

    Danny was just telling me this morning that he is finding that once he gets started writing (typing), he is enjoying it more and more and the words just start flowing out. Nice post! We definitely have to keep doing our daily exercises! =)

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