What is Yoga 308

Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 49 - Yoga Self promotion

Today is my day off, and I have been contemplating the reasoning of blogging about this experience again.  I wrote down my mission a week ago so I can keep on track.  "My reason for blogging is to document my journey, thoughts, and honest emotions through yoga for the next year."  I feel like blogging has helped me keep to my discipline of doing yoga everyday.  If I put it out to the world then I can be held accounted for.   Why do I feel the need to market my blog on Facebook?  I am going to stop promoting this site for awhile and look into reasoning behind it.

We all want to feel important.  We all want to be noticed in one way or another.  I am also an artist and I love to express myself.  There is a small part of me where I express myself through painting in hopes that others will notice me, but the bigger part is I paint to get the thoughts out of my head to keep me balanced and sane? I need to keep this in mind when it comes to blogging.  Yes there is probably a part of me that wants to get noticed, but I know the main reason I am doing these blogs is for me.

Do we go to work everyday so we can make money so more people will notice us, or do we truly love what we are doing?  I remember in 2001 when I had a nice comfy job with all the benefits and was making some nice cash.  But I did not love it.  It was not me.  So I quit and decided I was going to take backpack in Europe.  When I quit one of my co-workers told me that I was making the worst mistake in my life.  I look back at that moment as one of my best decisions I ever made.   I jumped out into the unknown.  I had a great time exploring 8 countries for 2 1/2 months before running out of money.  I owe that trip of giving up everything and creating what I wanted in life.  When I returned a lifetime friend and I created an online business so we can travel more.  After 11 years that business is still booming and bringing in more opportunities.  Imagine if I did not listen to my gut.  Imagine if I listened to my co-worker. 

Back in 2001 I listened to my gut feeling.  It is here again telling me to blog, telling me to go to yoga, telling me to look for new opportunities.  I am not doing anything new.  I am basically regurgitating all the lessons I have learned from other people.  There are thousands of people that take a chance.  Thousands that do yoga religiously.  There are 2.5 million blog pages out there.

Social media gives us a chance to say "hey look how cool I am"  Instead of doing things we now feel it necessary to promote what we do.  I am not sure why I am addicted to it.  Think of all the time I could actually accomplish if I do not spend it looking on Facebook.  So for now I am not going to promote on Facebook.