Throughout America, numerous people are stressed out because our national budget is out of control. One of the ways our government is attempting to fix it is to either eliminate positions, hiring freezes, and/or cut back on hours worked. Today, I’m hearing that some people have already learned the impact of whatever is going to happen to them. Tomorrow, I learn what might happen to me and my coworkers with my real job. Yes, us regular people are going to be one of the ways “they,” our government will attempt to fix the budget.
You bet I too am stressed out. I couldn’t focus worth a darn in my yoga classes of which I’m the instructor. Heck, I’m surprised I didn’t have an accident driving to and from classes.
Teaching Yoga and fitness is a fun job, a hobby for me. Today, I learned that due to the budget crisis, Schriever’s group fitness program is on hold effective tomorrow. The fitness director believes that it will stay on hold until the end of the fiscal year. So essentially, I taught my last yoga class out there for who knows how long. I’m really bummed out about losing the classes and I’ll miss the clients that I’ve had the opportunity to work with as well as got to know.
So I got to thinking about how I need to cut my own personal budget. My first approach is to prioritize my spending. For me the first cutback would be on all the fru fru stuff. You know, getting my nails done, my Pilates Reformer classes, no eating out, no going to the movies, gym memberships, reducing cable service, not running AC…that sort of stuff. It will suck. I won’t like it. However, I know I’ll be in the company of countless others.
While I hope people don’t cut out their exercise programs, I know that would be on the chopping list especially if it entails a costly gym or studio membership. Those of you going through the stress of job loss or hours cut, I hope you can continue with your yoga and exercise practice maybe via DVDs and online sources or taking it outside. Don’t stop! Exercise and yoga are very beneficial to your Heath and overall wellbeing especially when you are stressed out.
Heck, maybe, I’ll make an online video on YouTube or something of a short yoga practice. I just might have the extra time to do something like that.
Wishing for the best, thinking about everyone,