I always find this time of the year difficult: it’s chilly and damp and chilly some more. It feels like it’s dark all the time and I just want to snuggle cozy in bed. But I’m quickly reminded that I’m a responsible adult with children and a husband and a business and a life to lead. So, how do I shake off this autumnal melancholy?
I take on something new. In the past its been an online course in understanding the terrorist threat, or a workshop in vintage hairstyling, but this time it’s a splits class*. Yup. Splits as in legs in opposite directions and ultimate flexibility. It starts tonight. I have attended classes at this studio before so I feel comfortable going into it but I know it’s going to be a challenge. Especially considering I’m a runner whose hip flexors and hamstrings are gradually getting tighter. This should be interesting to say the least.
So for me it’s splits class that’s giving me a new challenge and new focus, but for you it could be anything. I have found that having something new to focus my attention on helped me to rediscover my confidence and has energized me when I needed it most. Think of something you have wanted to know more about or try or improve on (like flexibility), and sign up for it before you can change your mind!
*I’m attending the Splits Class taught by Luna Mammom at Amethyst Dance & Fitness on Johnson Street in Victoria.