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:
If this has struck a chord with you and you want to find out if coaching will support you on your 'meh' days, book for a Light the Blue Touchpaper session.