As a dancer and athlete, it’s natural to feel like giving up from time to time. But that doesn't mean you should. Just by fighting it and making some key mindset shifts will allow you to see your training in a whole different way.
In this article, we'll look at six common reasons dancers want to give up. Plus, we'll cover how you can overcome these obstacles so that you can continue to progress towards your future goals.
1. "I Don't Have Enough Time"
I get it. You are busy. You have school, friends, family, hobbies, you name it. That may make it hard to find enough time to exercise. But the truth is, every dancer has twenty-four hours in a day. And so if others have enough time to practice, get strong, and get flexible, then that means you to do.
To overcome this hurdle it’s important to prioritize your dance training and plan it well in advance. Put your training sessions on the calendar so that nothing will interfere with your session.
Once you do this you will...
Regardless of whether you’re a beginner dancer or you have countless performances under your belt, a drop in dance motivation will happen to all of us at some point. And so the question is not IF this is going to happen to you but WHEN, and what can you do about it when it comes around.
Fortunately, I am going to share six tips with you that you can use to revive your dance motivation. Tips that have helped me throughout my dance career. So let’s get started!
1. Set a Goal That Excites You
One of the best ways to get your motivation back is by setting a goal. That’s because goals have a gravitational pull that move you forward. They give you something to strive for.
It must be a goal that excites you. You should feel at least somewhat enthusiastic when you think of your goal, because if that’s not the case, it won’t benefit your motivation much.
Ideally, your goal also has a deadline. You can, for example, set a goal to enter a competition...