Hi everyone and welcome to The Limitless Podcast. My name is Radhika and I’m the founder of Jiva More Life. Our mission is to inspire you to believe that you are limitless. I’m so excited to be back on the podcast with you guys and rolling through the rest of the year. Today we’re talking about how to build resilience.
What’s the best way to get back on the horse once you’ve fallen off for a few months?
I think the best way is really not to think too much about it. I think we overthink a lot, for example thinking I fell off and I haven’t been working out for three months or I wish I could start painting again but it’s now been five months. Sometimes even two weeks can feel like a long time and we spend so much pressure on the time lost which really doesn’t matter. Who cares if you haven’t worked out for three months if you start working out again today? I think it’s really just about taking it one day at a time and seizing the moment and the opportunity you have. Even this week, if you can think okay I can’t work out today but I know I can tomorrow, really seizing that opportunity and focusing on doing again. Instead of focusing on the time that was missed. That’s the only way to get back up and start doing what you were doing or always wanted to do. For me personally, the last big collection that I worked on was in November, it was the winter collection that was full of the snowy trees and the dreamscape winter scene. Now it’s June which is kind of crazy because I was hoping to make one collection a quarter and we’re already about halfway through the year. I haven’t made a new one yet and there’s lots of reasons for that, life comes up, everyone has their own reasons, but i just started painting again last weekend and it's been amazing. I canceled things that came up to paint because I really wanted to work on it and I really wanted to get back in the flow. So instead of focusing on that time missed I just took the opportunity that I had (technically it was already busy) and I canceled the things that I planned because I felt that this was so important and I’m back on the horse and back painting now.
If you fall off again how do you not get discouraged?
I think it’s really easy to get discouraged because we live in a world where we see social media every day and the people that we follow are posting about whatever they’re doing every single day. It makes us feel like we also have to do it every day. When you do fall off for a short period of time, a few days, a week, but even months, it seems very discouraging to jump back on the horse. However, I really think if you can start today then what does it matter? You have to remind yourself who cares? Who cares when you haven’t done it in X amount of time when you could start back today? It’s all that emphasis on getting back to it and why you want to do it and why you love to do it. Focusing on finding time to make it happen instead of focusing on the time that was lost. We have years and years left of our life so why not seize the moment now? Why cry about a few days or months that won't even matter in the grand scheme of things?