In life I have meandered from one leadership role to another, never just going home after work. but some years it's tougher than others. and this year is going to be a light one. I need to get in shape for one thing. it's not good to neglect health.
so I go to the gym. that was my goal. I screwed myself up in 2018 trying to do youtube yoga, but I thought maybe if I do group yoga at the YMCA, I'll get more pointers.
the difference I think is that when I did youtube yoga I was always drawn towards the quicker, easier, 20 minute workout. then 15 minute workout. then 10. there's got to be a 60 second video out there.
the gym classes are one hour. I must take one hour to slow down and reflect. everything is gradual. you don't jump into some big stretch right off the bat.
and I like it better if I'm already warm, so I jog around the track. I'm up to 15 minutes now, I can keep running.
In yoga, the teacher always says to modify as you see fit. listen to your body. do as much or as little as you like. do what works for you. but she's doing a half-inverted-lizard or whatever, and you realize that it's not so easy. what you want to do vs. what you should do, what you'll be proud of later, all different things.
much like every other activity. looking back, you're always happier when you did more. so... don't listen to your body.
a coworker was ranting that she refuses to do volunteer work because she thinks all work should be valued and all her time is her own, so she is not interested in clubs or community events, and again... thinks my weekends are crazy. But I don't know what else is so great to do. I guess she's listening to her body.