New Year Challenge: Master A New skill
There used to be a time when I had to compulsorily learn something new at least once every four months. In a matter of two years I learnt how to make furniture using cane, lampshades and mats using bamboo, learnt how to design websites. I knew Photoshop like the back of my hand and had reached the intermediary level in Spanish.
Of late the closest I’ve been to picking up a new skill is singing into Lynda.com.
It’s the beginning of a new year. Good time to make amends.
I started off with yoga last year but didn’t see it through because my class was a bit of a drive from where I stay. I told myself that I’d find a new teacher within walking distance, but within a week, I forgot all about it.
Thanks to House Joy – the home services gene this is changing. The folks at House Joy called me to ask my intentions behind learning yoga. Was it to lose weight, to tackle specific health issues or was it to develop a healthy body and mind. Based on my inputs, they put me in touch with a veteran yoga master who comes home at 6 AM twice every week.
My current yoga routine is a win on so many levels when it comes to my fitness situation. Waking up in the morning is a task, but when someone is at your door you cannot refuse to wake up! The yoga master is 50 years old. Hence, he is old school punctual and to this, I respond well. Monday nights and Wednesday nights I get to bed by 10 PM to ensure I wake up early and don’t keep someone waiting on my doorstep. Works better than any alarm clock has ever.
I also have a couple of friends coming over and we all learn together. It’s so much fun to learn together in a group because we learn from each other’s mistakes.
I couldn’t be more grateful to the House Joy folks because they are helping me set new and positive life goals for the year.
I am on a month trial by the end of eight classes will report back with my House Joy yoga experience.