As the new year slides its way into my daily routine, (and the catch phrases that come with it such as, "New Year, New you, Live your Best Life," etc.), I find myself wishing I were a yoga instructor.
If I were a yoga instructor, I would be in a 24/7 Zen state. No caffeine fix here. And no caffeine early- pm crash either. Herbal tea would be my guy. There would be blood circulating through every cell of my body and I would feel great. I would trade in my post-holiday fatty sweats for yoga pants and tank tops. No stiff shoulders, lethargy, and posture induced gastrointestinal issues. Exercise would be a given. A no-brainer. I would just show up to work.
I would look 8 years younger by just the concentrated, daily healthy breath alone! I would really connect with others, human to human, sharing the benefits of health and a peaceful/rested mind.
Any profession you've ever pondered, if salary/benefits/schedule/etc., didn't matter?
In all seriousness, having one's health is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones. I may not go and get yoga certified this year, but I will make more of an effort to keep and improve on my physical and mental health...before my computer chair and mouse become permanent appendages.