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Why people do not like me?

Ok it is a painful topic and although I am celebrating today my 500th like on Facebook (non deniable great achievement ) I have to admit I am suffering from a well-known in the yoga scene disease- the need to please everyone and even worst of all the need to be liked by everybody.

This happened recently, one day I went to bed and when I woke up I had 7 people less on my Facebook. Overnight somehow 7 people got into conspiracy to ruin the peace of my week-end and disliked my page all together. Surely this was injustice I did not deserve. I felt so bad about it that I was all day asking- why people do not like me?

I spent the whole day asking anyone that will listen (mainly my homies (meaning the people I live with))this same question. Then my boyfriend said it clearly- Who cares? Are they still coming to your classes and events? And then it hit me- somehow the growing number on our pages makes us believe the importance of our work is bigger. Tortured by this for a good part of the rest of the day suddenly it made me realize few things about myself and it helped me find these truths:

  • The likes on my page do not measure my abilities as a teacher
  • The attendance of my classes should be the inspiration for me
  • The real connection I have with students is what really matters (unfortunately often I am unable to join them for social events and that is what I should focus on)
  • The fact that I have to learn to deal with rejection is part of growing as better teacher

Is about time we yoga teachers start seeing what we really do- we help people and it does not matter if they are 300 or 3 people. I appreciate each and every student- past or future one.

Now if more people dislike my page I will be in peace with that.

What about you? Where do you get your sense of accomplishment from? Namaste

5 clues that you need a break

mini breakSo the New Year started and you find that you are still your old self. Yes all the resolutions like get rid of old habit were only on paper. And now what? It’s been few weeks you are feeling down.

Here are 5 clues to find out that you are definitely in desperate need for mini winter break:

  • Your flow is been at least twice the same for the past few week (aka lack of inspiration)
  • You find that social events are not worth your presence instead you are taking it slow on your sofa watching the same sit come over and over again
  • Your lack of concentration reaches new peak when you actually take the train back to work instead to go home.
  • You are missing important meetings due to a badly panned calendar (or worst you still did not put your commitments in that same calendar)
  • You fail in your detox attempts miserably blaming the cold for it

There can be quite a few more added but I would like to hear from you. What are your clues?

Namaste

Diary of a yogini

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How I spend my time off the mat

Reflecting on the past year.

So in attempt to start sharing more with you guys I said I will have a blog- J (here is where I totally made you follow my journey in 2015 just by reading my short entries in my diary )

I always pictured myself like some type of Carrie Bradshaw (she should have easier to spell name) typing furiously on my brand new laptop in a nice cafés or exotic places like Ocho Rios. Having cute outfits to go with my creative (well let you be the judge of that) writing. The reality is that whenever I will feel like I have something to write about I will have the time in the train(if I manage to stay awake or be able to sit) commuting to work to do that and then I will spend endless hours hoping you will read it.

Yes it is this time of the year again/ the most wonderful time some say/when you get the chance to reflect on the past 356 days and say honestly to yourself that what you did with your time was valuable or not.

So here is my year in achievements (more like facts really) laid out for you:

Number of classes taken 80

Number of classes given 217

Number of my own workshops 2 (nailed it -not quite sure what the big fear was all about)

Number of events hosted 6

Number of continents visited 3 (actually not sure on which part of the Istanbul my connecting flight landed)

Number of life changing trips taken 1

Number of times crying in frond of my students 2

Number of injuries due to x-mas party 1

Number of concepts for next year’s workshops literally gazillion

Number of casual yoga class taught 2 (I really need to bring not just jeans to class is just not professional)

Number of own places for yoga found 1

Number of friends /ex colleagues that is willing to sub for me and I am extremely proud off 1

Number of articles for my blog 2 (including this one- pretty lame)

Now if you have few of your own achievements on the mat or off, that you would like to share please do so I will love to hear those.