My yoga studio has a Century Club—you earn a prize once you reach 100 classes a year. One year, pre-pandemic, I practiced over 200 times! That meant showing up on my mat 5 x a week on average.
This fall, I barely showed up at all.
In October I practiced yoga ONCE.
I’d sign up for classes and cancel at the last minute.
It got to the point that I was embarrassed to go to the studio because I hadn’t been there for so long.
I stopped thinking of myself as a yogi. I stopped even signing up for classes because what a joke! I knew I would cancel.
One day I said to myself, you are getting on your mat no matter what. You don’t have to practice 5-6x a week. You just have to practice today.
I showed up to class. It was hard, but I felt better.
The next week I showed up 2x. It was hard, but I felt better.
I started thinking of myself as a yogi again. Each time I showed up on my mat, I was a little stronger. A little more flexible. A little more connected to the community of yogis I’d grown to love. Now I’m showing up 3x a week minimum. Sometimes even 4!
Maybe you aren’t writing now.
Maybe life in all its glorious messiness has gotten in the way.
Commit to showing up for your writing once a week.
Make it a time that is non-negotiable—for me, that’s early morning.
Find an accountability buddy or a co-writing session so you can write with others—my WRITE YOURSELF OUT community hosts several co-writing sessions a week.
Say to yourself: I will write today from this time to this time—no matter what.
See what happens.
When will you show up for your writing this week?
Start small & pick one time now!
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