It seems to be my catch phrase these days.
I feel I don’t have enough time for anything,
overwhelmed by all the things I need to do and could do, starting a million all in once and struggling to finish any.
Feeling always behind brings to feel stuck, uninspired, stagnant as I’m not taking the quality time to be with myself, work with myself and understand myself.
I neglected my meditation and yoga self practice lately.
I’m constantly thinking of creating - Instagram content, classes, playlists, YouTube videos - instead of just doing it for the sake of doing it.
More I feel the need to be on top of things, more I get lost along the way.
I need time to reconnect with me.
I take this time.
I own my shit.
I come back to myself.
So yeah, this is what I’m working on at the moment! 😅
What are you working on?
3,43810428 August, 2019
See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
1,7125120 September, 2019
Back in London baby (but not for long) 🤙🏼
Join me on the mat this week:
6.30pm power yoga
7.45pm vinyasa (waitlist only) @moreyoga_ Stratford
12pm hot yoga @thelodge.space
5.30pm dynamic flow
6.45pm vinyasa @shamantreeyoga
5.15pm power yoga @moreyoga_ Hackney
6.45pm vinyasa intermediate @strong_bendy (NEW SPACE IS GORGEOUS 😍)
From Thursday till Sunday I will be teaching at THE WELLNESS SPECTRUM RETREAT with @catherine_wishart in North Devon.
We have a few more spots available, so if you want to treat yourself to some nourishing time away from London, DM me and I will give you all the info 😉😘
Not much time to do art, so I snuck in some practice flowers making ingredient lists for some cakes I baked for my kid’s school sale!! 😂
Swipe for a short video trying to convince today’s awful light to show some of the Brillanza shine!!
All colors are @brillanzacolours
And black ink is pocket brush by @pentelitalia (the same I used in my skillshare class!!)
Apparently the early bird catches the yoga and meditation room! My progress has gone backwards, but I am THANKFUL to have this job. This week I tried harder to work in even minimal exercise in ten to fifteen minute windows. Next week I’ll try harder. I’ll figure this overly constricted schedule out somehow. #exercisematters#healthmatters#findingtime#bendsoyoudontbreak
This picture perfectly captures what at home work outs look like. 😂
Navigating between getting a solid 30 min of exercise while also getting water, changing the inevitable dirty diaper, and breaking up the fights over toys that no one really wants to play with anyways, it's exhausting.
But there is hope. ❤
I love doing my cool down or yoga days with them while they watch/do @cosmickidsyoga. (Duck is more about that restorative yoga life 😂)They feel included and I feel less guilty about taking time for myself in the mornings.
26313 November, 2019
Finding time for myself is hard when putting my family and work before me day in and day out.
I’m sure this is something like every mom can relate to from time to time.
giving it some serious thought time for myself is just as important for my family as it is for myself.
Today I started writing down my goals again something I’ve been putting off for the past months.
Time for myself whether it be gym time or home yoga on top of meal prepping is priority #1 on my list!
I would do anything for my daughter and I always put her first so why should that be any different then taking care of myself while pregnant. Am I right? 😅
I spend a lot of time waiting for my kids. Appointments, extracurriculars, to finish their dinner. Sometimes I take a sketch pad and my OLFA ruler and design some quilts while I wait. Many other times I scroll aimlessly through Facebook and IG. Today I drew a couple quilts. So many quilts, not enough time.
Crazy busy 🤪💨 week means I have to find time to say YES to me time. 🙏🏻
Time to think. 🧐
Time to reflect. 🤔
Time to focus on inner peace ✌🏻. Time to focus on me. 🙋🏼♀️
Taking this time means I am saying no to the negatives that feeling overwhelmed can bring. 👎🏻
Taking this time means I can give the BEST me to all the things I need & want to do. 😁💖
Focus of my 🧘🏼♀️ practice today & my mind’s goal for the week. 💪🏻🙌🏻 #fitmom#runnermom#yogamom#version2pointO#journeyrevised#findingtime#makingtime#beyourbestyou
Mine is finding time as my youngest is in preschool so not yet in full time education so roll on next September!
I have three hours each morning to be in my office so I use this time wisely but sometimes life gets in the way and I may not make it! 🙈
Social Media for me is a huge business tool but I can get distracted with it and so can find myself wasting quality work time! 🙈
The other day I took a poll asking moms if they felt like they were busy moms or not.
88% of you said yes.
This is post is mostly for Muslim moms but it could apply to any mom religious or not.
I know I am a busy Muslim mom – with housework and laundry, raising three kids under the age of six, making meals, blogging and making educational printables, trying to pray on time and the list doesn’t stop there. Alhamdullilah for everything though.
Therefore I feel that sometimes that we know we should be spending some of those hours reading or memorizing Quran or studying Islam, but we can’t seem to find the time. I remind myself way too often though, that some moms are in the seasons of their life, myself included, where they can’t spend time reading a book or sitting down to do something as often as we would like.
In a recent blog post (link in the bio) I shared some suggestions for a busy Muslim mom on books to read and how to find time to read them. Also you will be able to download a book list for to make for yourself and a copy of my own book list when you sign up for my newsletter
❤️🌴SIT BACK AND RELAX ❤️🌴⠀
I often find myself chasing after things and very rarely sitting back and letting life take its natural course. Sometimes I forget that the things I am chasing after may not be the best things for me and that they might just not be meant to be. Throughout high school, I, and plenty of others chased after many things: friendships, relationships, dream colleges, jobs- the list goes on and on. We all had those things that we desperately wanted and that we thought we would sacrifice anything for. What I did not realize in the midst of the craziness of high school is that you shouldn't have to chase after things. I learned that the best thing to do is go about your life the way you want to live it and just allow God to direct you in the direction you are meant to go in.⠀
SMILE TROUGH THE STRUGGLES ❤️❤️😃⠀
With our current schedule, I know if I dont meal plan we will end up buying lunches and/or picking some sort of takeout for dinner. Which of course gets expensive fast!
I used my 10min break to figure out what meals we are going to make and the groceries we need. On my lunch, Ill place an order for Sprouts delivery.
A few days old but a fun shot of the kiddo on Sunday’s apple adventure in Yucaipa. Spent day 1 of year 46 with close friends on a farm outside of LA, enjoying life, kiddos and a break from the everyday. #fulltimedad#46isjustanumber#findingtime
1747 November, 2019
Sometimes it is hard to get family together. Work, finances, differences of opinion and more can prevent you from being together. Focusing on the true meaning of the holidays can cut through all of that.
DAY 295: I’m so grateful for multi-tasking!
I love to listen to audiobooks or podcasts while I unload the dishwasher and do dishes in the morning! Getting two productive things done at one time is so gratifying!
𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭. 100 workouts. Hard to believe it’s over. Hard to believe I did it. WE DID IT. Definitely couldn’t accomplished it without the constant support from my accountability group.
This program has allowed me to find BALANCE and true health. I haven’t been killing it in the gym with crazy workouts or restricting my diet.
It’s been 20-30 min workouts done consistently. An 80% healthy nutrition plan with room for sweets and treats on occasion and a glass of wine with the hubs when I want one.
It’s been a journey of loving my body well and feeling stronger, more flexible, and agile in the process.
You don’t need to go crazy to feel good and get results. Simply get started, stay consistent, and find a tribe who is willing to support and encourage you along the way!
My November Fitsgiving challenge is kicking off November 11 and I can’t wait to share this or many other programs with you!! DM for details!