4. Remember it’s about the journey, not the outcome.
This is something I constantly have to remind myself. As an avid yogi, I often strive to improve my form and reach for the more advanced postures. The more advanced the pose, the more I will push myself. I always try and shoot for the stars, but sometimes – as gravity will have it – things don’t always go my way. One day as I was practicing a bird of paradise I lost stability and disappointment was clearly scrawled on my face. My yoga instructor said this to me, “Remember: It’s about the journey, not the outcome.” It was an “AHA! moment for me and I realized how simply being present and trying my hardest was a lot more telling of me and my efforts than everything coming easily and perfectly for me.