A couple weeks ago, I finished teaching what felt like an intense Deep Dive week at P.A.R.T.S., the school associated with the dance company ROSAS in Brussels, Belgium.
Jet lag was still hitting hard, after a quick 5-day drop into NYC from Stockholm and then back to Brussels, and I was breathing a sigh of relief that I made it through the week.
So I finished teaching class, b-lined to the amazing organic food store (that has NO PLASTICS! Zilch, nada, zero, 000), bought some beautiful fruits and veggies, came home and did a client call, and then for my incredible end of the week dinner I ate:
GRANOLA AND SALAMI
In the past, I would have turned that into a cruise through “I’m A Failure City” that would sound something like this:
—> I have a horrible diet.
—> I have no self-control.
—> When will I ever have the guiltless diet that looks like so and so’s Instagram feed!?
But this time I choose to NOT make it mean anything about myself.
And hold up wait, I switched it to a positive.?
I saw it as funny.
Granola and salami.
Kind of gross, kind of enjoyable, and definitely something to laugh about.
Now, if I had set up a goal to have a grain-free, vegan diet that looked like so and so’s Instagram feed, I definitely would have not met that goal and broken my performance towards it.
However, that was not a goal on my vision board!
What’s important to notice is that many of us do this.
You hear a voice in your head that wants to take any opportunity to make you feel like a failure.
You ate potato chips for dinner?! —> You can never accomplish your dreams!
You didn’t run 5 miles today?! —> You will always be a lazy slob!
You didn’t call your mom?! —> You don’t think about anyone but yourself!*
(*We’ll talk more about that one more later.) ?
I’m not trying to give you a back door exit on your greatest dreams, but rather a chance to:
1. Be compassionate towards yourself
2. GET SPECIFIC about what you *really* want, and take clear steps towards that.
Create the dream life you want one goal and one step at a time.
Then keep it manageable, so you can watch yourself succeed.
Remember that in some situations granola and salami is just GRANOLA AND SALAMI.
Then look at how much more compassion you just gave to yourself and the world, in addition to a surplus of energy to really focus on your most important desires.
If you want support with defining and reaching your life goals, I am here to support you in making sure your dreams happen. Send us an email.
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And I have some great new offerings!!
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Here’s to stepping into the life you desire.
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– Kayla Castellon, Dance Artist
Hanging with some of my PARTS students at the end of our two weeks together exploring creative practice.???
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