Life Practice, not Life Perfect

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Hi, Everyone! It’s a Monday, right? Well I hope your Monday is off to a great start, but isn’t it interesting how we often associate bad days with Monday?

I am sure it’s because things tend to to pile-up over the weekend as your clients, friends and family are thinking of all the things they need from you. Monday morning every one of them is Johnny-on-the-Spot with such requests.

This can feel overwhelming, I know. But I am here to give you a bit of a mental shift that may just change the way you look at your days.

I was just telling you yesterday how I get SO much wisdom from my Yoga teacher, Stacey. Well, another really wise thing she says and says often during each yoga class is “Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t do a pose the way you think you should be able to…This is yoga PRACTICE not yoga PERFECT.”

And she also says it is “our” practice so we get to make it happen any way we want to. If she says to do Downward-facing Dog and we would rather stay in Child’s Pose, then by all means we should stay in Child’s Pose. We get to decide! She gives us permission and we should give ourselves permission, too.

So I was thinking that changing the way we look at our lives from “life PERFECT” to “life PRACTICE” might just be the thing that helps us realize that things aren’t always going to go as planned and to consider that maybe they’re not supposed to. Yes, there may be a lot of people who need something from us, but we get to decide what that looks like and when we meet those needs, right? This is “OUR” practice. We are in control, and we are in-tune with our intuition.

I don’t know about you but this is a mental shift that I think might just change my life…again. So thanks to Stacey for the wisdom.

Here’s wishing you the strength to practice life any way you like! You have permission.

Happy Practicing and Happy Monday!


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5 Responses to Life Practice, not Life Perfect

  1. What an inspiring message. In the insanity of modern life it is essential to slow down and actually live. Love your blog! It makes sense to us to consider the philosophy of peace alongside interior design. We find the best designs sometimes simplify life and sometimes add wonder and joy to life. Design and mindset are constantly working together.

  2. Tiffany says:

    We always tell our 6 year old, who can be a perfectionist like her type-A mama, that practice does not make perfect, it makes better. It has worked surprisingly well in many situations.

  3. Franki Parde says:

    I really like that analogy!! franki

  4. LifeLoveLuxe says:

    Excellent reminder, especially on those days when we feel soooooo far from perfect that it hurts. But ultimately, perfection means the end of a journey – a conclusion to the learning & growing. Pretty boring if you ask me. Instead, in the practice, there is constant discovery and accomplishment. What a beautiful state of being!