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It doesn't have to be today!
Each year is made up of 365 opportunities, so keep going! You can do this!
If you tried today and it didn't work out, that doesn't mean it's over.
You can just try again tomorrow.
And if you don't try tomorrow because you're:
🌸need a rest
That's okay too!
You can do it tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that.
So love yourself enough to give yourself a break. Every morning is a blessing and a chance to reset, rethink, renew and try again.
Why do I talk about mindfulness so much? Why do I weave it into every class that I teach? What does mindfulness have to do with the Performing Arts anyway and why don’t I just stick to the “curriculum”?
The answer to these questions is simple: without mindfulness, nothing else matters. If we don’t love ourselves, we can’t love someone else. If we don’t understand our own humanity, we will fail to recognize the humanity in others. If we can’t live in our own bodies, and in our own moments, we will never create art from a place of authenticity.
When we read literature, study music, perform choreography, or explore a monologue, we are examining the human condition - the good, the bad, the ugly and the painstakingly beautiful.
When we know, love and care for ourselves deeply, we:
We all have sleepy days.
Stay on the couch days.
Stay in your pyjamas days.
Do lots of snacking days.
Scroll on your phone days.
Not much energy days.
We all have those days.
Listen to your body and embrace those days when they come.
Time spent recharging, is never wasted time.