Well. I did it. My first yoga session. It was ridiculously short, but then I’m ridiculously out of shape, so that makes sense. I’m also at working late at the school this evening (yes, on a Friday) so I did my session right here in the staffroom. And yes, I think I probably looked ridiculous.
I’ve been avoiding getting started. I sleep past my alarm in the morning and lack motivation after school BUT a learning project is a learning project and so I bit the yoga bullet and GOT IT DONE. I’m in the process of collecting mantras for this new phase of my life and one of them is
GET ‘R DONE!
So my mantra may not sound very “peace, love, joy”. Sue me. “Get ‘r done” is what I need to tell myself to get through some of the new challenges I’m navigating. I’ll give you a few examples…
Write a Persuasive Essay for your English course
No Mantra Me says – “but I’m intimidated and haven’t written a paper for a prof for 20+ years and what if I completely suck!?!”
Do Yoga for your learning project
No Mantra Me says – “but I’m really out of shape and I have stupid arthritis and I’m tired and I don’t want to”
Pursue your teaching degree
No Mantra Me says – “you can’t possibly do your B.Ed at fifty years old, what are you thinking!”
but MANTRA ME says
GET ‘R DONE!
It actually works. It’s the antidote to the fear and self doubt that can try to sneak in and trip me up.
So I got my first yoga session done and I feel pretty good about that. Yah me!
Now that I feel all cheered on, I need to move on to my next challenge – a research paper. Ugh. Totally intimidated, but I’m committed and I’m going to go now and GET ‘R DONE!