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Spend 10 minutes figuring out your strengths and challenges and how you can make any practice work for YOU!
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The idea is to help you build your practice habit over the next 3 weeks, and more than anything we want you be successful in setting up your practice!
So here are 5 tips and tricks you can use to make sure you're getting the most out of this challenge
While you're trying to build your practice habit with the #21daysofbellyance, don't try to add in other things!
One and done. For the next month you are working on the habit of dancing every day.
Not getting up earlier, or meditating, or adding to your nighttime routine (unless of course, you already have those habits).
One new habit at a time makes it WAY more likely that you'll succeed.
For a lot of people, accountability is HUGE in making sure you stay on track.
In fact, committing to something is so powerful, that even if you sign a piece of paper on your desk with your goal? You're more likely to do it!
We've made this awesome image for you that you can share to social media to make the commitment publicly.
i.e. do all the prep work!
Fill out our Figuring Out What to Practice worksheet to find which areas in your dancing are strengths and which are challenges.
You can apply this to the #21daysofbellydance challenge by focusing extra hard on the days that fall within your challenge areas
add in an element of your challenge areas into all the days so you can practice it in a lot of different contexts and layers.
Everything is better with friends, and if you've got dance friends, invite them along!
They can be your accountability buddies! You can talk about the drills and the progress you're seeing as well.
Making it social tends to make it more fun, and the more fun it is? The easier it is to come back to day after day.
So make sure to tag a friend on our rules post and build your dance habits together!
Don't let perfection be the enemy of the good.
There is no way to do it perfect.
Literally. There is no way to "perfectly" do this challenge.
Because the challenge is about the journey.
And the journey doesn't have a perfect outcome.
When you're posting on Insta, you're posting alongside a ton of other dancers who are ALSO on their own journeys, working towards their own goals.
You literally can't do it wrong. So if that perfectionist gremlin shows up? Tell it there's nothing to worry about. You're only comparing yourself to yourself, so you can only get better!
Change the question
Whenever you find yourself going -
"This doesn't work for me"
or "Why can't I do this"
Try to be mindful, notice what you're thinking, and change the story.
Instead of - "This won't work for me" when we mention dancing for only 15 minutes a day
"HOW can I make this work for me?"
Instead of "Why can't I do this" when you've missed a day or two of the challenge?
"HOW can I make it easier to show up for myself"
By changing things to HOW questions instead of writing them off or beating ourselves up, we focus on the idea that there is in fact a solution.
You just have to find the way that works best for you. You're an experimenter, experimenting with your practice. Everything is a chance to learn what works for you.
Try it, track it, tweak it.
Your new motto!