Do you also know patterns and beliefs that don't serve you well at all -- yet you still find them hard to break?
For me, one of them is: Do more, gain more
In the past, when I wanted to attain something, my ingrained reaction was -- okay, just practice & do more!
So you're exhausted? Don't be a wimp! Look how much everyone else manages!
Not completely wrong.
In the meantime though this pattern drove me to the wall and had me injure myself once too many. So by now I'm eventually open to alternate paths.
Like Somatics, in which you take time to explore tiny, gentle movements -- which helps normalize your nervous system, enhances proprioception and fine motor skills.
Awakened that way, you become abler at releasing undue tension, which enables you to move more efficiently.
In other words -- attain your goal with less effort. (Exactly what I wished for since back in competitive sports :D)
So after seeing a couple of great therapists, studying, exploring, slowing down and gradually resolving pains that simply wouldn't leave by just doing more -- lo an behold:
I suddenly experienced breakthroughs in moves I had not practiced in a while.
One of them the thief vault, which in the past I found damn difficult to coordinate. This Saturday though, seeing a friend at it, those mirror neurons fired.
And my mates too popped up the walls & flew boldly as if we'd practiced. But no -- sole preparation was a consciously playful, varied and aimless warmup.
PS.: Notice the happy dance? Yeah, I was that glad.
Also recently read how enthusiam fires the signal for our brain to deepen & preserve those just used / created pathways.
So, whenever you're relieved and happy for some new skill -- don't try to hide it! :D
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