Fed up by now?
Yes, we’re getting to end of January. And yes, you feel you’ve ruined your New Year Resolutions. And yes, I feel the same: I am fed up. Fed up of setting myself up for failure… why do I do this to myself?
Well, here’s my reflection. Instead of cursing my resolutions and beating myself up for dropping them so quickly, I am readjusting them. No, I don’t need to eat healthy “all the time”. Instead, I’ll do my best to eat healthy 70% of the time. No, I don’t have to do a full practice yoga session every single day. Instead, I’ll jump on the mat for 10 minutes and see how I feel: that can totally be it. No, I don’t need to finish my eternal to-do-list every day. Instead, I’ll set up more reasonable goals and focus on the ONE thing that needs to be done per day.
In a nutshell: I am toning my resolutions down, to MY reality and MY life. And that makes me feel way happier and fulfilled.
On that note, I’d like to share a short video with you, by my friend, rock star “yoga teacher’s teacher” Dana Flynn, co-founder of Laughing Lotus in NYC and SF. She’s NOT your conventional, soft-spoken, angelical yoga teacher. Hell no. He’s loud, eccentric, authentic and unique! Listen to her 3 tips on building your yoga practice at home: my favorite is number 2.
If you’re fed up about resolutions like me, I invite you to re-adjust them to YOU. Be YOU. Do YOU.