I was walking in the woods on one of those insanely hot days a few weeks ago. It’s always cooler in the park, so while it was hot, it wasn’t so stifling. I was walking a trail along the water, just enjoying the sounds of the world around me, and a park that was fairly deserted on a weekend due to the heat.
As I hiked, I came across a trail I frequent, and decided to take a left up that trail to do a bit of a bigger loop then I had originally planned. I walked up the hill, and away from the coolness of the water and got hotter and hotter. While the world around me was still nice and shaded, the combination of increasing my elevation, and moving away from the water really increased my temperature.
So instead of completing that loop, I took the first shortcut I came across and went back down to the water to continue my walk.
There are times, my friends, when we need to figure out how to give ourselves some relief from the heat, where we need to find a little more ease, where we need to give ourselves permission to take what we need. There are times when we just need to take that shortcut.
I hope, this week, if you need a little more ease, you can give yourself permission to take it.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!