This is a mature and fool-proof approach, which senior teacher Chris Fluck follows and advocates.
I used it daily in the corporate world, too, even though it was sometimes unappetizing.
For a while, I was Director of Sales & Marketing for a financial software provider in the Netherlands. Every day, I made a list of all my tasks. Every day, I took on the most important task–which was also usually the most difficult one, with the least certain outcome–FIRST.
My territory was the Benelux, and my work was conducted mainly in Dutch and French.
I negotiated deals with private banks and investment managers. In other languages. I wasn’t selling a physical product; I was selling intellectual property, so the contract terms weren’t straightforward.
That particular role was beyond my qualifications at the time, and success was far from guaranteed. Every time I closed a deal, my sales targets got higher or my territory became narrower. Somehow, I knew it was worth the struggle. I learned a LOT from that job. Most importantly, I learned to identify and tackle the tasks that were most beneficial to the long-term health of the company, no matter my mood, my feelings, my fear.
I learned to find–and eat–the green vegetables on my plate first.
Your yoga practice is like that wholesome, nourishing vegetable. It’s full of wonderful stuff, and it may just happen to be an acquired taste.
So if you’re hesitating, feeling reluctant to come to class, please know that it’s NORMAL. And come to class! First.
Make it a rule 😉
Eat your veggies. First.
Dessert, in the form of distraction, procrastination, entertainment and all other forms of less-wholesome activity, will BE THERE WAITING when you are done.
You will become a happier, healthier, more mature version of your self!
How, you ask?