Every once and awhile we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone to remind ourselves who we are and why we’re so special. I had a moment of discomfort this weekend. I attended an AcroYoga workshop in Lambertville, New Jersey at Dig Yoga. The studio was amazing when I walked in. There were aerial silks hanging from the ceiling and retail products everywhere near a stacked full cubby where all the students store their things during class.
I felt good as I was waiting for the class to begin, but then I went into a brief panic.
“What am I doing here?” “Why did I think I could do this?”“I have never done acroyoga and these people are probably awesome at it.”
And they were, but I wasn’t too bad either. You need to be alright with getting close to people and learning about their bodies, which this helped remind me the importance of assisting during my own classes. Getting close to people, both mentally and physically is something I am always hesitant about, but this reminded me why I need it.
Usually when we force ourselves out of our comfort zones, something magical happens and we learn something about ourselves that we let the negative things cover up. I was a base for an older guy who probably weighed about 200 pounds. AND I DID WELL. He said I was strong. I always view myself as weak, and I can do better, lift more, eat better to make myself stronger – but I AM already strong. Why don’t we view ourselves how some other people view us when they say we’re kind or smart or pretty?
Get out of your comfort zone.