4 months ballet@home.
After the general message, last march, of a global pandemic and lock downs and isolation periods, we are starting to get back into the studio again.
A lot of video’s appeared on social media channels with work outs and classes. Even the big ballet company’s were streaming free to follow ballet classes accompanied by professional pianists. That was special.
I even saw a lot of dancers transforming their kitchen or living room in to a studio. Even with professional ballet barres and flooring. Wow!
The first two months I was following along enthusiastically. But during the third and fourth month I experienced some difficulty in motivation.
Keeping motivated can be hard.
Two things that helped me a lot.
- Scheduling in a moment for a training.
- Dressing up for the training.
Although my days were virtually empty without actual classes, I scheduled in specific times for a training. So, go a head and pick a day and a time and stick to it.
And whenever I go ahead and train, I dress up in training apparel. To look and feel the part and what I am doing. That in case you where thinking; ah, I am just going to do a few plié’s and tendu’s. I don’t need to change my outfit for that. Go ahead and do it anyway. You will see that you will feel much better.
Exercising releases endorfines, it is good for your mood and for your body. And especially when you are sitting at home, isolated and contemplating the whole global situation. You need distraction and need to keep busy. To help you stay healthy physically and mentally.
Do you have any tips to stay motivated? Let me know down below and let’s keep each other motivated.