How do you pull yourself out of a slump?
I was practicing yoga three times a week. Was. I started practicing yoga regularly about four years ago. I mostly stuck to taking a class two or three times a week. And I would practice at home now and then. Even at my most active, it seemed like my muscles were always sore. Now and then I tweaked my knee. Or my feet hurt. Or my calves cramped up. Lately, I haven’t been practicing at all. It has been weeks and weeks. Now I am hesitant to start up again. I know I will be sore all over, even if I take an easy class. How am I going to get myself motivated to get going?
The thing is that I am coming to understand that my daily moods and motivations are nearly completely ruled by my subconscious. I like to think that I am soooo self-aware. Well, now I am sooo aware that I am at the mercy of my hidden thoughts and beliefs.
So now my mission is to learn how to counter these hidden thoughts and really get myself on the road to being the person I think I am. Whew! (Did I just say that? It’s about time…..)
Step one: Re-read the book Happy Brain, Happy Life by Wendy Suzuki.
Step two: Re-read Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson, PhD
Step three: Work up to doing yoga everyday.
Wish me luck.