The lazy guide to being enough in 2015

Kathy Krugerchange, contentment, find your flow, meditation9 Comments

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I have a new favourite word –LOLL.  Thankfully it’s not my word of the year for 2015 (or I wouldn’t get much done), but it is my word of the moment.

I lolled Christmas Day (our main celebration was Christmas Eve and while there wasn’t much lolling going on in preparation, it was all worth it).

I could say I luxuriated Christmas day – but since no-one painted my toenails or gave me a massage it wasn’t quite the spa treatment. Still I luxuriated in time. Marinated in time as we say in yin yoga. And then ate seafood and drank some more.

In fact I’ve been lolling for the best part of the week – and I’ve decided that LOLing (laughing) and LOLLing (lounging) are two of the best ways we can spend our time, especially at this time of the year (the new Night at the Museum movie was LOL funny and poignant at the same time, given the loss of Robin Williams).

Most of us are upbeat as we start a new year – things will be different, better, goals will be achieved, words of the year lived by (mine is BREATHE – so I guess I better be living out that one)!

But even when we try to take an up-beat approach, it can be hard to stay positive. New habits are hard to make, old habits even harder to break. Blah, blah, any excuse.

Lately I’ve found myself questioning myself even more than usual – and the answers aren’t that easy (to come by or to listen to).

Is it easier to be less than, than enough?

I feel like I’m taking the easy way out – at risk of settling into the middle-aged spread of surrender to this ordinary life.

What if it is a lack of effort that’s the problem? Not a lack of talent, luck or opportunity. Not bad timing, or busy-ness. What if I’m simply settling for feeling less than, rather than making the effort to feel enough, or dare I say it MORE THAN I’ve felt before?

Now there’s an oxymoron.

How does it require effort to feel enough? Shouldn’t it be a natural thing? And as for wanting to feel MORE THAN – isn’t that just rendering ENOUGH not ENOUGH?

Ah Semantics. I love the dance we do.

Seriously, I feel particularly lazy of late in my quest to feel enough, all of the time.

As I wrote from holidays at Brunswick Heads a month ago, nothing is what we really need – but even on a staycation over Christmas (with hubby working shifts) I still feel bad about being lazy.

Yet laziness should be as legitimate as busyness in this quest for balance.

And even as the New Year arrives and thoughts move to plans and resolutions, its OK to take the lazy approach – to let the ideas marinate, let intentions take their time to form, to not feel rushed to have 2015 planned and sorted before it even starts.

So my lazy guide to being enough is to just BE. LOLL. You are ENOUGH.

MORE THAN will take care of itself after you’ve had some rest and can move on with your best intentions and concrete plans that you haven’t been pressured to make before the calendar deadline.

Meantime I haven’t been totally lazy – I have made you this 10 minute guided meditation to help you make changes from a place of always feeling enough, always knowing the universe has your back.

So loll. Change. Enjoy.

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Kathy X 

 

 

 

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9 Comments on “The lazy guide to being enough in 2015”

  1. deb dane

    Maybe the issue is attaching negative connotations to the word lazy. Maybe lazy is “ease” or “flow” or “honouring the need to recharge rather than charge ahead”. Just thinking out loud xxx

  2. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    I have also been lolling around a lot more and I LOVE it! I’ve read more, been less cranky although I haven’t done more work so I’m WAY behind in that. My word and my attitude is, strength, to find it when I need it the most or realise when I haven’t got much and ask for help. Here’s to a incredible 2015 for you Kathy x

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  4. coloursofsunset

    I am all for the LOLLing. I have done some LOLLing lately actually. Last year didn’t have much time for lolling, and I was so stressed. My only goal for 2015 is to get through it without the stress of 2014. I think we get so caught up in the need to be busy, to be important, to feel like we are doing something…when what we really need to understand is that it’s ok to just do NOTHING. Thanks for the guided meditation, too. It’s the only way I can shut my brain off – can’t do it on my own! ha!

    1. Kathy Kruger

      You are most welcome Aroha. You certainly packed a lot into last year – you should be really proud of your achievements with your study. But less stress is a great goal for 2015.

  5. Deborah

    I use the word loll A LOT. It’s something I’m very good at. But you’re right about sometimes settling for ‘less than’ than pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones for more!

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