Day 13. Take 2.
My computer crashed just as I was about to post today's blog post and I lost everything but the picture.
I was not amused.
I am smack dab in the middle of this yoga marathon where I double my work load, teaching 14 classes per week instead of 7. Not to mention the time I spend on these posts and advertising the event. Without a day off in between. I was tired. It was Friday evening. I wanted to be finished.
Usually, I love every minute of it. These classes are part of my own practice off the mat, and something that I absolutely am choosing to do. I want to learn everything I can about communicating effectively, both in my teachings and in these posts. This is where I practice that. I want to see people getting healthier and stronger, and that's happening, too. I am offering my version of world peace with every class I teach.
Yet, for about 10 minutes, I was completely DONE. I was taking the computer crashing as a sign to turn it off and turn on Netflix.
From experience, I recognized the signs of one of my oldest patterns...quitting when a problem comes up. Walking away and changing the subject, maybe coming back to it tomorrow, maybe not. Maybe Day 13 just didn't get written about. Who would notice?
Through trial and error, I've learned what to do when I want to quit. I allow myself to walk away long enough to take some deep breaths. This time I also pressed my hands to my sternum, releasing oxytocin* in my body. This allowed my boyfriends calming words to sink in. He reminded that I am mainly writing these posts for myself as a journal of sorts, that it's just a fun thing to do. He also gave me the idea to use the crash as part of the story. Thanks, baby xoxo
My original post for today included ten reasons why you should try out my classes. After my computer crashed, I offer you one reason: RESILIENCE