It’s ok to be a work-in-progress
That I am moving in the right direction. I know where I want to be in life, and although I don’t know exactly how I’m going to get there, I know that I will.@thirdeyethoughts
Do you ever wonder when you’ll have it all together?
Maybe you’ve been feeling a little frustrated with life lately.
“When are things going to look and feel different?”
There can be this unspoken expectation that you ‘should’ always be on top of things.
The truth is, life is a process and within it, many seasons. Just like the ever-changing maple tree, you are a wonderful work in progress.
I know, it can be tough! But trust me, you’re exactly where you need to be right now.
Trust in the process but most importantly, trust yourself.
Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable.Zig Ziglar
A major reason why you could be feeling stuck is that you’re going through a learning phase. It’s natural to blame the discomfort this brings on things outside of your control but you want to know a secret?
You are the solution.
Have you ever found yourself procrastinating on your phone, looking for answers or for some kind of fulfilment? Yes, I’ll admit it too, those screens can be alluring! But here’s a helpful tip to change things up!
Instead of grabbing your phone, start a ritual of looking into a mirror, just for a minute (set a timer if you want to), and begin to reflect some of the energy you’ve been unintentionally giving away, back towards yourself (it can help to smile at yourself too, sounds kind of funny but it will help to ward off that inner critic!).
What are some other practical things that you can do to get unstuck!?
Take your pen out and write down 5 things that come to mind.
Whether you’re working on a new piece of choreography or trying to step up your game as a dancer, it’s important not to get too focussed on the results. Instead, work on ways to boost your confidence and develop your ability. Allow yourself to enjoy the process.
I am learning to trust the journey, even when I don’t understand it.Mila Bron
Here are 5 ways to help you get comfortable with viewing yourself as a work in progress:
This could mean stepping away from the Barre and getting out with friends. Maybe for you it’s a quick 5 minutes in a place that makes you feel calm, or taking yourself out on an “Artist Date”.
When was the last time you spent a leisurely evening at the theatre? Or visited an art gallery?
Check in with your needs every so often.
Letting go is part of the process of trust. Stepping away from your list of things to work on, will help you see that even though you aren’t where you want to be just yet, you can enjoy the journey and become further inspired to keep trying.
Set Reasonable Goals
So you’re back at the Barre, taking the next small leap of faith to help you achieve your goal. Remember that with each small accomplishment, you will build momentum and start to uncover your full potential.
Those micro moments are like road signs that lead you to your end goal.
Not only that, but taking your focus away from the destination allows you to discover a reservoir of confidence and ability within yourself. These gems may have gone unnoticed otherwise! Now you can store them away for your next challenge.
Go for little steps and practice them often.
Be kind to yourself
What mood is your inner voice in today? Check in daily with your self-critic. Every morning, picture a metaphorical tool-belt and imagine you have all the resources you need to get you out of any rut.
At the same time, don’t feel like you’re alone.
Reach out and discover the power of trust. When you place your faith in another person to hold onto some of the load you are carrying, you’ll be surprised how your perspective improves.
Letting go can be difficult, but being vulnerable with someone you trust can help make this process a positive experience.
Build on your strengths
While you’re working on a new skill, it can be extremely helpful to keep up with practicing the things you’re good at. Remember, there was a time you had to learn these skills from scratch too!
Give yourself an hour to participate in something you do well and remind yourself progress is possible even if perfection is not.
When you make a decision, rather than second guessing yourself, stick with it. Keep it something small, like what kind of drink you’ll order or what you’re going to have for breakfast. If it didn’t meet your expectations, don’t blame yourself, just learn from it and have faith that next time you’ll have the ability to make a more informed choice.
Learn from your mistakes, it’s ok to be a work in progress.
Someday everything will all make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself, that everything happens for a reason.Source Unknown
If you ever find it hard not having it all together and would like some support on the journey toward your dreams, sign up for a trial of Mindset School. 🙂