February 24, 2017 Living Well Words That Stuck With Me Last month, I went to yoga for the first time in what felt like forever. Okay, it had been forever. Since starting BBG in the new year, I hadn’t been once and found that I really missed it. Yes, yoga, especially hot yoga, is a great workout, but the real reason I love it is that it takes my mind off everything else. It calms, focuses and centers me more than anything else. Since you have to focus so much on your breathing and your body, you basically forget all the things you were distracted or worried about before you came in. Our instructor that day started class with some words, sometimes called intentions, and for whatever reason, this line really stuck with me. “Believe in the process. Trust the process.” He was talking about our yoga practices at that moment, but, duh, it can obviously be applied to life. I love that yoga ties the two together so seamlessly! It was such a great reminder that good things take time. Whether it’s career goals, learning a new skill, trying to get in shape, figuring out who you are, worrying about the current state of your relationship or even something as simple as feeling stronger in your yoga practice—it’s all a process. There are so many “processes’ that we go through and on that gloomy day, this reminder was exactly what I needed to hear. That yoga class was one of the physically hardest classes I’d taken in a while. It also reminded me to trust the process, even when things get tough. We’re all stronger than we think we are, sometimes it just takes a little push for us to see that. Maybe you’re starting a new job and it’s not feeling quite right yet, or maybe you’ve launched your own business or blog, but you feel like it’s not growing fast enough. Maybe you’re going through a rough patch in your relationship that feels like it won’t end. Whatever you’re dealing with, trust that it is a process and be excited about what you have to learn along the way and remember, you’ll come out the other side for the better. So, yes that was a little random, but I loved those words and had to share! I hope that they resonated with you guys too! P.S. If your in Chicago, my instructor’s name was Jonathan and he teaches a few classes at Core Power Yoga at the Streetervillle & Bucktown locations! BTW, yoga poses for strong abs, and 20 simple ways to practice self love.