Sounds simple, right? Not so much. It isn't always easy to show up. Life throws curve-balls, motivations run low, distractions happen. Tapping in to the undercurrent that we all have within us to keep moving forward can be difficult and may even feel impossible. But we can if we try.
Today I received a text from a yogi friend about writing for yoga publications. She was feeling some frustrations and wondering how my experience was going. My answer back forced me to be honest with her and myself - and that answer is that despite the best of intentions, and a plethora of ideas, I haven't been writing that much this year. Life has thrown a few emotional events my way, pregnancy, and an immense amount of fatigue, have sapped my mental clarity, and my motivations are low. I spent a second feeling a bit guilty about it, but then I moved on and sat with my current space - as it is, no regrets. Getting caught up in feeling poorly about what I have or haven't done wouldn't serve me - or help me to get more done. It would just sap my energy further. It is what it is, but like all things in life, "it" is an always changing thing and I know in time I will hit my stride again. Instead, I added some new pictures to my website and started this (much over-due) blog post. Even though I didn't "feel" like it, I had to show up.
So the next time you are feeling down, unmotivated or like giving up, take a deep breath, clear your head and believe in yourself. And then do what you need to do. Or part of it, even if it's a small part. And tomorrow, do the same. Because life isn't always experienced in epic runs and altering events of heroic proportions. Sometimes it's a series of tiny steps made one by one by one and stacked together. And only you can show up to make it happen for yourself.