Monday Motivation

Image source:
Image source:

This past weekend I learned an important lesson: Always listen to my gut first!

Sunday morning I taught my first indoor cycling class at a new studio, with sub-average performance.  When I agreed to teach this class the week prior, I did not feel 100% ready for this new leadership opportunity.  My “training wheels” were still on.  However, with my determination and passion, I took on the role.

As the week progressed, I became more stressed, overwhelmed, and fatigued…

Sunday morning arrived.

While I was physically prepared with a great class profile, featuring a new iPad application, I was not mentally ready.  I did not have the mindset to teach the class on this given day.

The take home message as we begin a new week:

If you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or fatigued, do not push yourself to continue.  Listen to your mind, trust your gut, and give your body a break.  Recover.  Start fresh the following week, day, hour, or minute (depending on the task at hand).

Have a wonderful week!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: