Today is a Good Day to Start

This past week I found myself back on the yoga mat  – twice! – after months of little to no exercise. I always feel better when I commit to the practice – my body feels stronger and so does my mind. As I lay on the mat breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth, it all became very clear:  I’ve been standing in my own way.

It’s been far too long since my last post. I’ve been agonizing over my lack of consistent content creation to the point of immobilization, which in turn, further fuels my feelings of guilt and shame. First step: acknowledging that mindset as a terrible use of time and energy.

As I deepened my stretch into downward facing dog, I gave myself permission to let it all go. I filled myself up with love and compassion (in through the nose), and released the guilt, shame, fear, and frustration, (out through my mouth). Over and over again. Then I made a commitment to take action straight away.

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
— Robert Collier

It is the small consistent steps that pave the way for massive change. If you have a blog that hasn’t been receiving the time and attention it deserves, commit to writing for 15 minutes a day – first thing in the morning, or right before you go to sleep. Maybe you, too, have been away from the yoga mat for too long. Carve out 10 minutes for light stretching before you jump in the shower to start your day. Perhaps it means you’re going to finally move a few dollars from checking into your savings account. Whatever it is, take action. Start today. Before you know it, your momentum will grow and that tiny action step will be a catalyst for positive change and greater impact.

Tell me in the comments below, what is it that you’ve been putting off? How can you take action today? It is a good day to start after all.

Lots of love, P

Patsy Culp

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