This theme in my yoga class last week was inspired by the famous Nike slogan, Just Do It.
Sometimes we're low on energy, time, or effort, and we end up bailing on the yoga class we wanted to take, or we put off the vacation that we desperately need, or we don't apply for the new job...
Sometimes in life we just need to DO IT!
After playing basketball at UCLA and professionally overseas, there were so many times I wanted to skip going to weights, or miss my shooting session with my trainer.
I dreaded those times when my coach would say “Line up on the baseline,” which meant we were running lines (also known as “suicides”).
But I knew that, as an athlete, you just had to suck it up and get it done in order to be successful. My teammates and I knew that those lines would help us in the fourth quarter when we needed that extra burst of energy.
Life works in this same way. Sometimes there are situations we want to avoid, conversations we aren’t comfortable having, or decisions we avoid making.
We avoid the uncomfortable, but our yoga practice reminds us to show up, breathe, and commit. When we can quiet the mind enough we can better connect to the truth that lies within ourselves.
What things have you been putting off lately? How can you better follow through in life?
Some suggestions to JUST DO!