Here’s the motto I try to live by: “If it’s not fun, it’s not done.”
Now, I know that everything is not “fun,” but the challenge is to see if you can find a way to make something that’s inherently dreary, or hard, or painful or boring, fun. This can really challenge your imagination at times, but it’s always worth the effort. If you find that you cannot make a disagreeable activity “fun” then you should try to delegate it to someone else, or find a way to abandon it altogether.
Now sometimes yoga is not fun. It’s challenging. Like holding plank pose for a long time. After a while your arms begin to shiver and give out, and your back threatens to collapse.
Or, sometimes when you hold Warrior 2 for a while, the quads start to burn, and then they catch fire and smoke starts to rise from them.
So if the guiding principle is: “If it’s not fun, it’s not done,” what do you then?
You do this:
Fred’s got a great plank, I’ve got a decent Warrior 2, so after morning yoga the other day we started to play around. It took assisting from Cheryl to help me up there and get my feet placed, and Tim took the picture, but man, did we have fun? Yes we did!