My alarm went off at 6:25am, I slept right to the alarm and strangely it didn't play my song choice (Scars to your beautiful), but sounded like a strange symbol that rang twice before I reached over to turn it off.
I moved my toes and fingers and asked myself if this was a good idea today? Considering that I also went to bed much later than I normally do, I was more exhausted than I've been in a while. I had everything planned before I went to bed, so I was prepared, but my body craved sleep more than to get up and do my yoga, meditation and soul journalling routine. Now before, I create a story around this scenario, as it could look like an excuse and the beginning of breaking my new habits, I decided to be gentle on myself this morning to honour the space I was in, without beating myself up. And I slept for over an hour longer. It felt so good to do this and I knew that I wasn't just letting myself off the hook, but that I was honouring my needs and my needs were to get more sleep at that exact moment.
The kids woke up shortly after I did and they asked if they were going to miss the bus, I told them yes, but that I was glad they got more sleep because of how late they went to bed last night. (I am sure not only my kids will benefit from getting a great rest, but the teachers will appreciate it too).
I took them to school approximately a half hour late and I drove myself to the gym to do an hour long yoga class. As I laid on my mat in my yoga class, I thanked myself for being gentle, non-judgemental and for honouring my needs this morning.
Something that a great mentor of mine, Peta once shared...there are times when you are going to need more sleep, honour yourself...even if it means you will miss your morning workout or routine that day. We all have needs and often we ignore them. I was grateful for that lesson many months ago from Peta, and today I was able to remind myself of this valuable lesson.
Earlier to bed tonight will be the plan for myself and my 3 kids and back to our regular routines tomorrow morning.