Weekly Words of Wisdom ~ P is for PRACTICE – Practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice.

This year I’ve had the opportunity to practice getting comfortable in front of a camera – specifically for video. When I decided to bring my Yoga for Grief workshop into an online format, I knew that videos would be an essential part of that. I began practicing by recording a Facebook live session once a week leading up to the launching of my online course.

Oh. My. Goodness. I was SO nervous those first few weeks I recorded myself! I planned what I would say, and fretted about it for days leading up to the actual session.

What was I afraid of? Well, I was afraid of what YOU would think of me. Would I be accepted in spite of all my stutters and stammers? Excused for all the times I said “um”? And WHY on earth did I scratch my nose so often?

If you watched those videos, did you really care about any of that? Probably not.

Ultimately, here’s the thing: What other people think of me is none of my business. My business was to get comfortable making videos – to keep showing up – so that others would know the benefits of yoga.

As long as I kept my goal in mind – as long as I kept practicing – I became more at ease with the process of videoing myself (as evidenced in this behind-the-scenes photo taken by my daughter, Carrie).

I am definitely more comfortable recording videos now, and I love that technology allows me to share yoga with others who may not otherwise have access to it.

PRACTICE makes perfect, my friend. What are you practicing these days?

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