Do you ever feel like you are stuck in the mud, and every time you think you are getting one foot loose, the other foot sinks a little deeper?
Recently I found myself there. In a holding pattern with myself and a new endeavour. Afraid? Nervous? Perhaps. I cant say that I truly understood what my feelings and emotions were. However I knew that I was the only person or thing holding myself back.
I really wanted to promote yoga in my community and offer classes to everyone in the community and surrounding areas. I was doubting myself, afraid of failing, nervous of having to cancel the classes.
I had to start somewhere.
I sat down at my computer and started working on a poster for one of the events that I would like to offer in the community. A Yin Yoga Series to introduce the practice to the community. Yes! I was starting! It was only an hour later and I had a poster and a Facebook post scheduled to run the next day!
All too often we get stuck overthinking things, afraid of failure, or letting others down. We often think too much about where we would like to be and forget about where we are. These things limit us in following our true path. Living the life that we were meant to live.
Today I convinced myself to spend at least ten minutes on my endeavour. Just ten minutes. Enough time to accomplish one small task. You see, getting started is everything, and once I've accomplished one small task, I'm ready (and stoked) to tackle another. More often than not, finishing ten minutes of work launches me into an enjoyable hour or two of progress. Which it totally did today!
While this isn't a new idea or concept by any means, having successfully employed it recently, I felt like writing about it. If you have your own tried, tested and true method for getting started when you're not exactly excited bursting with energy or overflowing with excitement at whatever the the prospect may be, I would love to hear about it in the comments.