I had a throbbing headache this morning not unlike what I imagine Harry Potter must feel whenever You-Know-Who is near.
I went through my usual M.O when I wake up with a headache:
1. Sleep in an extra five minutes
2. Copious amounts of coffee
3. Heavy breakfast
4. Cold shower
…to no avail. So I decided to:
5. Ohm it out
Now listen, I have never tried doing yoga to cure a headache before. Getting on the mat seems counterproductive for me. Like, I have to keep everything dark and shhh and move very slowly lest my headache turns into vomit. But all else failed, so, on to the mat. After some basic meditation and stretches, headache is gone.
Moral of the story: feeling bad is not an excuse to avoid working out. Sometimes it just may be what you need to shrug off that headache/tummy ache/sluggishness/sniffles.
Plus endorphins make you happy. Namaste to you, too. :)
I just had the most wonderful time watching Frozen over the weekend. And I just had an epiphany about that line said by Olaf.
"Some people are worth melting for." In the movie Elsa locked up herself in a room because of fear, and she suppressed her powers, as encouraged by her parents. And then, when she had to open the doors and let people in, well that turned really bad. But it’s a metaphor, like some people get hurt or afraid that they’d rather not let anyone near them, and when someone finally gets near them, what do they do? They run away and build a fortress of ice.
When Olaf said “some people are worth melting for,” in that moment I thought it meant that you sacrifice stuff for the people you love, even if it would kill you, because they are worth it. But then if you take that sentence and apply it to Elsa… It means that it’s okay there’s nothing to be afraid of, you can let your guard down now and melt this icy fortress you’ve made to protect you because this person is worth letting in.
Forgive. Forget. Fake it. Chin up. Wear lipstick, make lists, make sure your voicemail isn’t full. Mix protein shakes, send timely thank you notes, sip drinks more slowly, stare at adults’ eyebrows, smile without dimples, develop perfect posture. Be gracious, be kind, eliminate self-pity. Look in the mirror and shift your internal monologue from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘This is my face,’ from ‘What the hell am I doing?’ to ‘This is my life.’ Capitalize your emails, read the news, walk briskly, stay focused, and never, ever let on that you are somewhat lost and sometimes lonely and so completely confused (and would someone please just let me know what it is I’m supposed to do next, where exactly I’m supposed to go–). Just keep going. Go, and do not stop.
— Jennifer Schaffer, A Checklist For The Age 19 (via namnarae)
(Source: a-lionsheart, via gettingahealthybody)