I have a tendency to do too much. Going into this weekend, I consciously decided to not over commit myself. In fact, I have committed to very little - other than myself. But I'm realizing that in an effort to create space this weekend, I have packed my days leading up to it! Yesterday, I was on the move all day - from 5am until almost 10pm. And it was a fantastic day! I loved everything I did and when I was driving home after teaching, I was flying high. I was so excited to get home and just relax for a bit. Well guess what? When I'm doing too much, I often make mistakes, am careless and don't pay attention.
When I got home, it was pretty darn cold. Parking was challenging last night so I drove around for a bit looking for a spot. Finally, I found one. I parked, turned off the car and instinctually turned off the lights. But then I remembered we usually leave them on auto mode and they shut off automatically. So I turned the dial, jumped out of the car and ran home. Like I said, it was COLD.
I had to move my car at 6am this morning due to some roadwork being done. I went out early and tried to unlock the car, the remote wasn't working. That was strange, but I thought maybe it's the cold? Haha, nope. I opened the car and turned the key. Nothing. The battery was dead. I didn't put the lights on auto last night, I turned them on and left them!
This was not the start to my day I was planning for. But as these situations do, it forced me to slow down and just sit. After asking for help, I realized people are in a rush to get to work or kids to school so I called road side assistance. I remained in the car since I was now in a tow zone and did my meditations in the cold car. Talk about a wake up call and reminder to be fully present and mindful in my actions. As I prepare for another full day, I commit to being mindful and doing my best. And I'll definitely make sure the lights are turned off when I park the car this evening.
I am an animal loving-Vegan runner, I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga and I love to cook and eat flavorful plant-based food.