Over the past few months life has been hard. I won't go into details here because it's not my story to tell but due to these stresses I have been left feeling somewhat run down and uninspired when it comes to blogging and yoga. Hence why I have been a bit quiet. When I first started this blog it was because I wanted to share things that I love, this then moved into my yoga journey and then my yoga teaching journey. With the growth of blogging, Instagram and social media as a whole I have felt the pressure - which is silly because I teach yoga for a living and yet the stress has been getting to me.
These past couple of weeks have been tough. So tough. I am thankful every day for my husband, my family and friends who are my support system. It got me thinking about what I really want to do and where I see this little yoga business of mine going.
So here I am back to work and ready do what I love and lead a week full of heart felt yoga classes. I have a few resolutions when it comes to blogging, social media and my business in general so here we go:
Everyone has Something to Give
Lately I have been feeling a little lost. In the city where I am based there are A LOT of yoga teachers. A lot. And while I do feel like everyone has something to bring to the table sometimes there can be a lot of pressure. There are more and more new teachers every single day and some days all I want to do is retreat into myself and hide from the world. Running your own business is a lot of work, a lot of hustle and it doesn't always pay what you think it might. And while yes yoga teaching is an amazing gift and you shouldn't do it for the money - bills don't get paid on good vibes. I am a big believer in charging what you are worth and I stand by that. So my resolution is to remind myself that EVERYONE has something to give and that includes me. I shouldn't put myself down. I need to keep teaching yoga from the heart and sharing what I love, because it really does make a difference.
Social Media Truth
I love sharing things on my Instagram account but I think sometimes I am too focusing on trying to create something that will gain followers or get likes when in reality all I want to do is to inspire, to help poeple and to share my daily journey - the good and the bad. I want to help others - through my yoga classes, retreats, an Instagram caption or a blog post. So I am letting go of any notion of what I think I should share and sharing what I want to share. So if that means the mundane of the day to day, a snippet of my yoga practice, a recipe or just something that inspires me then I will. I also want to share the struggle - because everyone struggles.
Be More Thankful and Stop Negative Self Talk
This one is obvious but sometimes when I get stuck in a rut I am forever feeling that I am not good enough, that I am not creative enough, that I have nothing to share. This is not true! I have everything to share, I run my own business, I do a job that I love! I know not everyone can say this so for a couple of moments before I lead a yoga class, a workshop, begin a retreat weekend I am taking time to be grateful, to say thank you for where I am and acknowledge that it was me that got myself there and that's awesome.
So these are my mid-year resolutions which will hopefully help me lower the stress, up the self care and allow me to share what I love with my students and you guys who read my rambles. I'd love to know if you have any mid-year resolutions to help with anything you are struggling with, feel free to leave me a comment below.