Today marked the 3rd adjustment I've personally needed in just the last 6 weeks! It hit me really hard as I'm usually the confident one walking in just to get checked. My ego definitely has taken a back seat lately.
What I have been able to do in the last few hours before writing this post is re-evaluate what I've been doing and and dig deep on why I haven't been holding.
Especially after you've been under care for a while, you get used to holding your adjustment for long periods of time. The longer than 6 months, closer to a year or two periods of time. And while it was somewhat of a joke that I was going to be building a practice and a baby in 9.5 months, I'm slowing realizing that it's so not funny anymore.
So while resting post adjustment today, I decided to take an inventory of why I might not be holding. Post rest time is really great time to evaluate where you are with your life and what your goals really are. Eating well, check. Exercising, working on it. Being open with my hubby about my needs and wants, check. Drinking enough water, absolutely. Getting checked and holding (staying adaptable).... yes and no. So why? The last few months have been hectic. I feel like all the self care time I had scheduled for myself has gone out the window.
And another thing, and I'll tell your the truth, because I would be lying to your face if I didn't. Building a practice over again from scratch and building a baby in 9.5 months... MOST STRESSFUL THING EVER. What I've realized is that I'm really not as great as I thought I was at managing stress. Add that to the fact that I'm not getting in my scheduled rest/meditation time in, recipe for why I'm not holding.
So where does this get me now? When I go back in two weeks to get checked AGAIN, I'm going to have done everything in my power to make sure I'm managing my stress better and getting back to daily time in my own resting chairs. Because I need it for me. Because it's my responsibility to make sure I'm holding.
When do you take time to evaluate what is and isn't working for you?