I don’t know about you, but thanks to Bill Murray, every Groundhog Day I take a look at my routines and assess whether they are healthy or I’m headed for a rut. Is my yoga practice too comfortable or rote? Am I following the same patterns day in and day out? While routines are comforting; can save us time; help us stay organized & efficient; and are essential to establishing good habits, they can also stymie creativity.
We can also fall into negative behavior patterns and deepen samskaras leaving us feel drained of energy, depressed or anxious. Now, while it’s great to shake up certain routines, I’m not suggesting you turn your life upside down, but maybe just evaluate yourself for a few days. See where you may have developed some unhealthy habits and what uplifting activities you can put in its place.
Shaking up your routine a little can also help you stay on your toes, so when life does throw a curve ball your way, you’re awake.
BONUS: Enjoy this video of the best scenes from the movie Groundhog Day
– Your Charmed Yogi