"In my world the number of times I hear: “I can’t do yoga, I can’t even touch my own toes”. Or “Yoga isn’t for me, it’s not physical enough”. Or “I don’t want to be the only man”. So what’s stopping you? Why can't you take action and try new things? I have recently discovered the work of Erin Hanson and she encapsulates how I try to reframe my thoughts…..you may have heard the quote:
“What if I fall?” “Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”
What Can Happen When You Take Action And Try New Things?
Deciding to take action and trying new things and actually doing them, provides liberation and freedom. In addition, you are suddenly in the driving seat, making things happen in your life. Whether it be trying new things or maybe doing something you've always wanted to do but something always got in the way. Just in this act alone we become more positive in our outlook. Suddenly self worth and self esteem are triggered and we all know how often those things are sapped by modern living.
I was never taught dance as a child, but I have always loved the flow and freedom that seems to emanate from tap dancers so I have decided to take action and try new things and I have started taking lessons. It’s much harder than it looks and I feel very exposed learning a new skill. I have to say I’m really enjoying it. Maybe I’ll uncover my hidden talent for tap and go on to win loads of competitions. Maybe I’ll just feel like I am starting to flow and move and continue to enjoy the experience. Either way I feel good about getting on with it.
As March begins and Spring doesn’t seem so far away, give yourself a lift and top up those self esteem reservoirs. Decide on what you want to do (or maybe need to do), but most of all - take action and try new things! Why not start by joining me now on your yoga journey?
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” Lao Tzu.