Last week while practicing spinning Poi , I was hitting a wall (or rather, myself) and it reminded me of this:
Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves when practice gets rough is to pause, regroup, maybe do something else for a bit, or just rest, recover, reconsider.
Let it go..
And then come back. Try again.
It‘s so easy to ‘go for the grind’ and push ourselves ever harder when things get tricky.
Then it FEELS like we are doing more.
However.. it’s in the breaks that the magic happens.
We are built to adjust, to adapt, to get stronger, faster, more skilled.. but the actual change happens during recovery. In our sleep, in our subconscious, in our bodies.
Practice is the input. Change the output.
Little breaks, or longer ones.
Try it out! Go hard, practice deeply, hit that wall, take a break, sleep on it, then try again..
See what happens.
Then keep at it.
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