Sleeping in Savasana

My yoga journey

Dealing with failure

on January 26, 2015

After feeling really positive about doing classes and videos and completing an online video on Sunday and a class on Tuesday, I got a bit down and didn’t do anything else for the rest of the week.

On Wednesday I sat on the sofa and felt sorry for myself, cried a bit and didn’t have the energy to get up and do the 45 minute video that I had planned. I’ve been struggling a bit this past week and on Thursday I reached out and asked my friends for additional help and support. I have been getting lots of texts, Facebook messages, offers of places to stay if I want to come visit. I decided that on Saturday morning my body needed a sleep in and a relaxing morning rather than getting up and going to a yoga class. I still intended to do a video later but didn’t get round to it. On Saturday evening people came round and it was lovely and it helped me feel more settled in my old/new home.

As you can see not a very productive week with two yoga sessions rather than the four that I had planned. I’m trying to be positive and think that I managed 50% of what I set out to do but it still feels like a failure.

On Sunday night I got back from being out all day and decided that I was going to do a video and it didn’t matter if it wasn’t the full 45 minute one that I’d planned for earlier in the week I was going to try and do something anyhow. So after a look online at the different options I did a 30 minute Power Yoga Vinyasa Flow video from Yoga by Candace. It was a little different from the others that I’d done but was good to stretch. The last section of the video involved a wide straddle, which I find quite difficult but I managed to modify things so I could still do it.

My aims for the coming week, go to a yoga class tomorrow (with a friend), do a 20 minute video on Wednesday, either do a 30 minute video or go to class on Saturday.

I’m also going to try and do one of the 15 minute morning videos but I don’t know which day and if I don’t get it done then it doesn’t matter.


One response to “Dealing with failure

  1. […] I was even booked into it but after feeling very down and not making my planned sessions last week (see this post for details). I decided to take up a friend’s offer of meeting after class and as she works […]


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