Getting past "don't really want to"
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Getting past "don't really want to"

I went to my Nia class today.  Nia is a fabulous movement / exercise class which employs the imagination as much as the body and I love it.  However this morning, I was tired having done 3 hours tango the previous night.  As I approached the class, I even wondered why I was bothering, as my feet were sore, my shoulders were a bit stiff and I felt generally sluggish.  Well, I went because it was habit and because I have a great teacher, Nefra Canning.  I was listless as the class started but as I got into it, I began to enjoy it and perk up a bit.  Even though I wasn’t as full on and active as usual, by the end, it still felt like a good mind and body workout.  And along the way, because I had aches and pains, I had to find different ways of moving and thinking to make the routine work for me. 
This set me thinking about those days when one feels a bit “meh” about work, when as much as you love what you do, you hit a block, lack of ideas or are just under the weather.  Sometimes it is easy just to give up, and then feel disheartened because you “should” be working.  Or you might feel down because you try to work in your usual way, but the outcome isn’t as good as you want.  Well, two lessons for my professional life came out of my class today:

  • Sometimes if you start working when you don’t feel like it, passion and professionalism can kick in and you can find yourself getting back into the swing almost despite yourself
  • If your usual way of working isn’t happening, just let go, trust yourself and you might find another method which produces a whole other set of ideas and insights

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Stephen on 05 October 2010 11:29
Debs. What a super start to your blog! You are so right about Nefra's classes: they take you from blah to great, altering the mind-set from negative and low, to positive and energy. Of course, we have to recognise that this is what we need at the time. And we need people like Nefra who energise us even when we think we cannot cope.
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