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My Weird Strategy for Accomplishing More in 2020

Do LESS? Is that a typo? Nah 😉 Keep reading!


New decade, actually… though all this talk about the new decade was giving me MAJOR anxiety. In today’s video I’m talking about my approach for 2020 and how I plan to do less to get more done.

I also want some feedback from you so I ask a couple questions of you too! What do you want to see more of from Bad Yogi? How can I help you reach your goals this year?

Let me know in the comments below!

Let’s make 2020 the best year yet <3

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    January 1, 2020 at 6:16 am

    Happy New Year! I only set 4 goals a year & then break those down into mini goals for each quarter, so they’re more manageable & bite size.

    It may be a bit too niche but I’d love to see some stuff for teachers, class planning & theming, business guidance, I love your style of teaching (obvs) & enjoy adding some of your elements to my classes!

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    Rebeka Carter

    January 1, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Good morning. I’m intent on finishing my yoga sequence assignment to complete my RYT.any recommendations on articles or videos that can help me form my own sequences quickly will help. Thank you four your cheery attitude and motivation on this New Years Day. I’ve fallen off my yoga practice, and am going to get it back and obtain my licence to teach. Only 8 yoga sequences to turn in and I’m stumbling on getting started. Happy New Year. Where is some practical advice in writing sequences? Thank you!

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    January 1, 2020 at 7:01 am

    I’m excited for everything badyogi has to offer! I’ve loved every single minute of watching your practice. I could use some core videos without cardio. When I start to breath faster my body is tricked into thinking I’m anxious. I could use some strength building without going fast, with lots of rests to catch your breath. Either way I’m super stoked to see what else you have in store.

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    Melanie Gibson

    January 1, 2020 at 8:20 am

    It just dawned on me that I should make it a goal to keep cleaning up my apartment, in keeping with the theme of simplifying things. As I look at all of the crap around here that I never use, it seems like an overwhelming task, but I don’t want to be one of those people who keeps collecting stuff and leaves it all behind for someone else to deal with one day – that seems inconsiderate and thoughtless. I already started to break it down into small projects that only take a bit of time – like sorting out the junk drawer – but even though I don’t look forward to the job while I’m thinking about all of it, it turns into a good experience and I feel better later when I see how spare and organized it now looks. I’ve also begun to use the word No if someone offers me things, since I don’t have a basement or the floor space to put things, and I am getting to the age when I have to be careful about making piles or having fall hazards around. The yoga has been a big help in developing quick reflexes and teaching my body how to respond to prevent injuries, but I am not going to get any younger, and I have come to the conclusion that I may be able to relax & get into a meditative state, but once I see my surroundings again I’m like, Yuck! I want to continue to age with all the dignity and grace that I can, which includes not forcing someone else to decide what can be thrown out, as much as I can. Some of the stuff, like heavy furniture, I will still use (I hope) until I no longer need to.

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    January 1, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Best advise I was given as a young mother: “If you can commit daily to 3 things: 1 thing for yourself, 1 thing for your family, and 1 thing for the world; you will live a balanced life.”
    ~With love, Christy💗🦋

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    Jessica Colley

    January 1, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Happy New Year!!! I feel the same about 2019! Nothing necessarily bad happened but I’m just ready to move on towards the New Year! I started writing some goals but they’re pretty much the same goals I’ve always had but I actually took the same approach and tried simplifying them to prevent getting overwhelmed by it.
    I love your classes Erin and one of my biggest goals is to get to the mat more consistently!! I started small and am doing the 21 day classes (on day 6 currently) and then my next goal is to finally finish PBYP!! I always start it but then life takes over and I lose track!
    So I guess my big thing I would love help with is finding ways to be more consistent! I do find it helpful having the calendar on the studio app!
    Thank you Erin and Bad Yogi team for all you do! Looking forward to continuing 2020 with you!

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    January 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Hey Erin – I really appreciate and respect what you do so thanks! You are so encouraging and inspiring. This year is all about progress for me. I got PBYPR so completing that is my big fitness goal. I am starting to take college courses so doing those well is my educational/professional goal. As for personal growth I think that this year is all about exploring what I really want and how I can integrate what I am passionate about into more ares of my life.

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:43 am

      those are great focuses! thank you for the love <3

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    Deborah Vought

    January 1, 2020 at 10:13 am

    I am looking forward to a new year and a fresh start! My husband and I started a fitness and yoga business this fall and I am looking forward to growing and expanded it! I do need to set some goals and intentions for it.
    Thank you Erin for always being real and true to yourself and inspiring to us all in the #badyogi tribe!!!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:41 am

      amazing!! wishing you lots of success!

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    January 1, 2020 at 10:25 am

    My 2020 goals are pretty simple. Exercise 6 days a week; eat lean, clean and green; clean 1 room a day; and allow time for myself. I would like to see more on nutrition. I feel like most of the nutrition plans I am seeing is all west coast based (food items I have never heard of like dragon fruit and all about nut milk. It is like cow’s milk is bad or something).

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:41 am

      perfect– more nutrition is something i plan to focus on too!

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    January 1, 2020 at 11:25 am

    My family made a group goal to make 2020 the year of purging. We want to slim down the amount of THINGS we have so we spend less time with the things and more time with each other. I’m excited to see where this takes us this year! For me, I want to spend more time doing and less time researching/learning/thinking about what I want to do. That translates into more action!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:40 am

      love love LOVE this so much! i do a purge a few times a year and always feel refreshed

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    January 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Simplify my goals…thank you, I needed to hear that!
    I would love to hear more about what you are learning to strengthen your pelvic floor.

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:39 am

      coming soon! i’m working on it– promise 😉

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    January 1, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I am just gonna share what I shared in a fb group I am in.

    I wasn’t as intentionally active on a regular basis 2019 as I had set out to do, but I’m OK with it. For 2020 I want to focus on the journey. I am committing to 3x of yoga per week and just seeing where this takes me. I don’t want to achieve big, insta-worthy poses, I just want to travel the road of movement and maybe on some days go: Hey, look! I can flex a little deeper, stretch a little further or hold a little longer. Above all, I want to practice mindfulness and meditation during the practice, and allow my mind to stop racing for a moment.

    Actually two groups 😉

    My Intentions for 2020:
    3 x yoga per week
    Completing PBYP
    Doing the YWA HOME practice (On my own. No challenges this year, no added pressure on myself😉)
    Drink water! Eat balanced and gut-friendly!
    Being Brave, Curious and Creative.
    Also, not bringing my phone when going to the loo 😜 (it’s a serious goal though).

    Cheers to simplifying. Definitely, something that has become more important ever since I became a mom 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:39 am

      love all these, thank you for sharing!

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    Tiffany Lynn

    January 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Happy New Year! I am not a big goal setter, and being in my late 40s, a change of decades doesn’t faze me much. My plans for the year are much the same as last year. You have inspired a love of yoga in me and listening to my body. Thank you! You have created a great community.
    I have loved the extra free classes (like the open mat challenge) this year, as I can’t afford to add a monthly fee into my budget. I am also seriously thinking about YTT, so I would love to see resources for teachers.

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2020 at 10:38 am

      thank you for being here! i’ve had a few people request more teacher resources so i’m def gonna do that!

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    January 4, 2020 at 11:24 am

    The next ten years for me is so up in the air because I’ll be graduating in the next couple years, so looking at 2020 as the new decade isn’t super helpful. I’m at the point that planning that far ahead isn’t helpful to me. My goal for the next few months is to get my sleep schedule set up so that I wake up at the same time daily, get a workout routine I enjoy (starting with doing PBR!), and meditating more often. I would love to see more challenges so I can have more motivation to keep myself going. I’d also love to hear from you just how it is that you’re motivating yourself to get back to a workout routine after having to put it aside. Thanks for everything!!!

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