I love Ayurveda for many reasons, but one of the main ones is because it is all about balance. It isn’t about being all or nothing, but about balancing all of the different parts of you to be the healthiest version of yourself mentally and physically.
I had my most recent Ayurveda awakening about the importance of balance regarding my communications career. After moving to California full time in the beginning of this year, I decided I was going to take the months of January and February off to get to know my new surroundings, travel to Africa, and figure out what was next.
And I loved my time off. I went to work out at 9am; got to cook every day; saw the sites; embarked on an amazing adventure; and spent quality time at home to get acquainted with my new surroundings. But after two months it hit me like a ton of bricks – I was BORED and I missed my work. As a communications professional I have been working in a fast paced, intense environment day in and day out for almost 20 years. I missed working with a team; I missed the adrenaline of a time sensitive, surprise problem to solve; and I yearned for the excitement of a win whether it be a great press hit or accomplishment for the business or for my team mates.
What I had done was go too far off balance. I am predominately Pitta which means I have a lot of fire in me which after being away from it for a few weeks I recognized my career fuels. During my time off, I was only attending to my Kapha and Vata sides, being very routine for one and mobile and traveling on the other, and not attending at all to the other part of me. Pitta’s need to be intellectually challenged; they need to lead; and they need to constantly be striving for something. So now I am focusing on fueling my fire and finding my next big thing. I have never been more excited to see what new amazing job out here awaits me. Watch out California, this Pitta is ready to work.