Current work trauma is making me interested in a deeper spiritual practice with a physical component to help me remain centered and peaceful and do good work in all my tasks and “things.” It’s interesting to have an “enemy” post-grade school – I want to remain open through this process and not let this person’s malevolence towards me bring me down or affect my self-esteem or level of functioning.
I intend to pare down my other exercise activities, since that will be necessary to deal with this new threat anyway and the needs it’s created in my work life. I plan to focus on my morning pages from 5 to 5:30 AM, then engage in a full practice from 5:30 to 6:15, which will let me resume my normal “getting ready” schedule. Additionally, I’m going to add a few sessions to my noon-day office yoga practice (mid-morn and mid-afternoon), and do a brief 15 minute session to wind down at night. That ought to be enough yoga for anyone, even a stressed-out, embattled warrior like me.