New Year, New Goals – Walk in and Waltz out!
As we start a new year, we are excited to see what this new dance season will bring to our community! So many people have a desire to start the year off strong through the vehicle of goals or New Year’s Resolutions. In these times, we find so many individuals looking to seize the moment or start checking off bucket list items as well!
It can be overwhelming to take on new hobbies, to go after something you are afraid of, or to dive into something that you are not sure you can stay consistent with. So we wanted to give some practical advice on how to maintain your goals so that you don’t have to give up on your beautiful new aspirations!
- The first step is simply, walking in the door!
Whether it is dancing with us, going to the gym, or trying another new hobby or skill, the first step is getting started! Once you get in the door, you can be proud of yourself for taking that first step.
- Start small
When starting something new, making the habit a daily one can be challenging. If you can’t see yourself staying consistent with something daily, start with once or twice a week. Then build from there! Get used to making time for that new habit so that you can feel confident that it is possible. Once you have that confidence, it is much easier to keep going!
- It takes 66 days to create a habit
If you feel that it has been hard to make whatever your goal is a habit, it is! And that’s ok! Typically it takes 66 days to ingrain a habit. So if you are starting something a few times a week, it may be a few months to half a year before it feels like a part of your routine. Be patient with yourself. And if you miss a few days, don’t give up!
- Practice makes perfect
In the dance world, “practice” is our favorite word! Although, practice of a new routine can look like a lot of things. If you are working to gain a new skill, practicing even a few minutes a day can make a huge difference! Even watching videos of the skill you are looking to gain can affect your learning in a positive way.
- Have fun
Sometimes we are creating new habits that take discipline and aren’t always enjoyable. Try to find the fun and positive side to your new goal so that you can see it as an exciting part of your lifestyle. That is the best way to maintain this new adventure!
If dance is one of the dreams that you have always had, now is a great time to get your feet wet and start working on that goal! Feel free to call us at (949) 436-1083 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get you accomplishing that first step…walking in the door!