I can’t possibly be the only one who has this thought on occasion (sometimes frequent occasions). We’ve collectively been through some shit the past couple years, then throw in all the things we go through in our personal lives…it’s been rough!
I’d be lying if I told you I haven’t had many days where I’m driving to the studio or sitting down to write or create and think “fuck, I’ve got nothing…I don’t know how I’m going to do this”. Obviously I can’t show up for class and tell you all “I’ve got nothing today-let’s all go home”. And being a firm believer in practicing what you preach- I show up and do it anyway.
I’m sharing this because of the tremendous lessons that I’ve learned from the “show up for yourself and do it anyway” mindset:
-I have never ever ever regretted showing up. Not once! Even as a student, I was always grateful I showed up.
-On the days I felt I had nothing to give I’ve had some of my best classes (as a teacher and student).
-When my brain wasn’t busy thinking of all the really cool shit I was going to do at the studio I was more connected with my body. This allowed my body to move more intuitively.
-The growth and learning that occurs when I stayed devoted in these moments outshines what we learn on our best days. Don’t rob yourself of these moments by only showing up for yourself on the best of days.
So, the next time you're thinking “I’ve got nothing”. I’m here to remind you, you have more inside of you than you ever imagined. It's absolutely normal and ok to have the "I've got nothing" days. Just show up. You’ll surprise yourself over and over again.