Getting hot and bendy

Bikram Yoga class (aka, turning into a sweaty mess for 90 minutes in a 110 degree room) has become a favorite in my routine. Not only is it rewarding physically and mentally, but it has proven to be a tireless source of entertaining anecdotes.

Today in class was no exception.

During a resting pose, the teacher read the following quote by Stephen R. Covey:

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”

Just as I was contemplating how I might apply that gem of a datum, she added:

For example, I love beer. But sometimes I just say “NO!” because I don’t want to throw up in Camel Pose.

Nice. Good to know that there is nothing moralistic about being a yogi.

Project-ing into 2011

I am starting 2011 with some exciting new writing projects.

One is a regular blog for UK-based website Core Architect, which focuses on interior design inspiration and resources. Check out some recent posts:

“Building On A Budget”

“Lighting Up Your Home”

“Inspirational Loft Conversions”

“How To Make Any Room Feel Cozy”

“Decorating A Home For Children”

More articles coming, and many more projects in the works! (Visit Articles by Jessica Rounds to see most current posts)