The time has come to shift your routine a little bit in order to step into a softer, slower way of being.
Open up your mouth and yawn. [Come on, really do it!] Make a full relaxing yawning sound and say “ahhhh” as you exhale. Let your nose wrinkle and your eyes crinkle (like this dog is doing.) Even relax the huge muscle that is your tongue.
To get even deeper into your yawn you can lightly press your fingertips against any tight spots on your jaw with tiny circular motions.
When I was pregnant my doula told me that if I relax my jaw it helps other lower regions relax as well. I must have had a super relaxed jaw at the time of Grace’s birth because it was easy peasy! Lately, I’ve gotten out of the habit of relaxing my jaw. That changes TODAY!
Leave a comment about how this simple act of yawning made you feel. Were you able to indulge in the pleasure of a deep yawn or were you too embarrassed to partake?
Write a list (to be shared or not) of fears and anxieties (worse case scenarios) that might come up over the next 40 days. Include all obstacles that stand in your way.
A few of my own:
- No one is ready these posts.
- or WORSE, people are reading them and laughing because they think it’s stupid 😦
- I won’t have time to write a post a day for 40 days
- I’ll run out of things to say
- I’ll fail at my own intention to relax more