My dilemma

My dilemma

Is it just me or are you guys feeling the need to overachieve at this time? Like, you’ve been praying for days like these to get some extra work done and now that it’s finally here, there’s so much pressure to make absolute good use of it? It’s almost as if you’re doing yourself a great disservice to lie there and wait for this to pass, right?

Is it just me or are you guys overwhelmed by the fact that there’s so much to get done and you don’t know where to start from?

Is it just me or are you guys praying for all of this to be over but still quite appreciative of the fact that you get this time aside to work on specific things while the world is on pause?

Just me? It can’t be…

From the first day of the year, I have been killing myself wondering how I was going to grow this year. I had drafted my plans in different forms to fit what was best for me. It was hopeless. There was just so much to do. I didn’t know where to start. So I decided to start from the beginning.

But the question now is, what beginning? In what area do I start from the beginning? I had abandoned flexibility for a while because I needed to focus on my technique. Growing by myself in dance, I realized, quite late, that it was not all about flexibility. I needed to build on certain areas because there were several pieces that made up this amazing pie called dance. Some of which include flexibility(back, hamstring, hip, etc), technique(there are a whole lot of them), strength(in the weirdest places) and whole lot more.

For a long time, I had focused on the flexibility part of dance but as I studied more, I saw how I was lacking in other areas so I decided to work on them. This caused a decline in my flexibility because I could not handle so much. I was so wrapped up in building other areas that I neglected improving my flexibility.

Now that I know better, I know what I need to do. The problem is that it’s all overwhelming. I’m back to working on my flexibility, but then there’s also strength training because I don’t want to come out of this without the strength I need, then I have to work on scoring routines because it helps growth and then I want to work on improvising in different ways and creating choreography… Ahhh!…. You see! It’s chaos in my head….

I hope your time at home is more productive than mine is….

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