I was in a downward dog position when my yoga instructor said, “acknowledge yourself for just showing up today and know that’s enough.” Sometimes in life as we chase our dreams, goals and desires we think we have to take massive leaps, actions and steps to get there. I was reminded that just a little bit of attention, a little bit of action and energy focused on something I love was enough. It was enough to move me forward. This phrase allowed me to remove the pressure of having the perfect poses and the perfect class.
We can apply this phrase to other areas in our lives where we may feel like we’re not doing enough. For me, I envision myself sitting down weekly at my computer to craft up content for my blog that will touch or help another person but that rarely happens. Life gets busy and sometimes the pressure I put on myself to have perfect circumstances to write keeps me from writing at all. So tonight I showed up even though I may not have felt ready with my message or have the perfect images to go along with this post. But I took a little bit of action, removed the pressure to be perfect and just do something I love regardless of the end result. I challenge you today, tonight or tomorrow to just show up in your life to do something that you love. No matter how small the action or steps, it’s enough my friend.