A Test of Courage

QUICK HIT: Approaching all-nighter territory, so it’s a super quick post and then a brief nap before I dive into the to-do list.

In addition to work stuff, tonight is a different kind of acid test.

In the interest of still trying to keep self-care as a priority, I did go to my usual Tuesday night beginner yoga class. (1) And I sucked ass at it. There’s all sorts of co-factors, I’m sure: I’m stressed, I’m tense, I’m stiff, I haven’t been sleeping well (2)…. It’s not really surprising how poor my form was and how minimally I was able to go into the stretches/asanas.

Not surprising, but still damn well discouraging. My one comfort is that there were a couple stretches from the beginning of class that we repeated at the end of the hour, and I was able to sink a tiny bit further in during that second round.

So here it is. Lots of temptation to hide out, stop going to class, to give up.

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I’m hoping not to fall into that trap. My immediate plan to “get back up on the horse” is to give myself tomorrow night as a recovery day and then to try class again on Thursday after work.

Screwing my courage to the sticking point and all that. Here’s hoping I pull it off.

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(1) If you can call a three-week-old habit something “usual.”

(2) Playing through the to-do list in my head every night.

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Image credit: Pixabay user geralt, via the Pixabay License.

2 thoughts on “A Test of Courage

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