Sunday, 22 June 2014

Don't Say You Can't, Because You Can

This is my post - one hour, yoga class - face.

Said yoga class has been haunting me for months. Why? Because someone once said, 'it's really hard.' I let a strangers opinion of something I wanted to do, effect my choice to go, for far too long. 

Today I decided enough was enough. I hauled my ass out of bed and made it to this 'hard' Sunday yoga class. Only to find, it really wasn't that difficult. Not because I'm some kind of yoga master, but because I accepted that I would give it my best and that would be good enough. 

Rewind fifteen years or so, when me and my sister would stay at my Great Grandma's house (I've spoken about her wonderful-ness here before) and something that I will never forget her saying, while I was struggling to get to grips with painting,  was, "don't say you can't because you can." 

I'll admit, I have a huge fear of failure and I get embarrassed when I can't do things. So, going to this yoga class was such a huge hurdle for me. I was convinced, for months, that it would too hard, so I just shouldn't bother. And that is so wrong. 

We can do anything we put our minds to, and if you find yourself wanting to try something new, or need a push taking a leap of faith, however big or small, but you're worried that you can't - well, you can. If you tell yourself you can't, then you never will, but it doesn't hurt to try, does it?

It's completely easier said than done, I understand that - I've been toying with the idea of attending this silly class (which turned out to be wonderful and something I can see becoming a Sunday ritual) for so, so long. And all because I let one persons opinion effect my self-belief. That's the silliest part of all. 

So the next time you're talking yourself out of something - don't.

Because you can! 
xo

*my post yoga face also had less than a few hours sleep thanks to hayfever, excuse those giant bags ;)
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  1. This is just so true! Good for you for overcoming this hurdle and I'll definitely think of this when I talk myself out of something :)

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    1. Thank you so much Devyn :) that's really kind & I hope it goes help! xx

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  2. I totally get you! I have been delaying joining yoga not because its difficult but because I have been way too lazy to take the initiative! You face has provided the final push.. if not yoga I am going running tomorrow for that glow! :D

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    1. Aw thank you! (That glow is definitely thanks to humidity ;) haha!) enjoy your run/yoga! Xx

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  3. I totally agree! People used to tell me Bikram Yoga was hard and that I'd hate it. I gave it a go anyway and I love it! Sure I struggle to actually get myself there, but once I'm there I feel great!

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    1. Exactly! It's so easy to take someones words too literally & in the end it's all about just doing what's best for you - even if you have to take yourself out of your comfort zone every once in a while :)

      Sam xx

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  4. This is really inspiring, Sam. You're totally right, it's so easy to let other people's ideas about things sway us, but ultimately you have to follow what you think is best for yourself. Well done you for getting to that yoga class and I'd love to see more posts like this! xx

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  5. El año pasado Nivea nos invito a una clase de yoga facial, y aprendí un montón, estuvo genial, la pena que luego no lo he practicado mucho, pero lo retomare. :)

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