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Yoga Tip! The #1 Excuse You’re Using Too Much

We all get caught up making excuses for why we can’t make it to our mats on this day or that, but there’s one that comes up more than any other… 

And it drives.Me.NUTS! 

I’m serving up some tough love today and calling you on making nonsense excuses, ok? 😉 It’s because I love ya!

Enjoy!

PS: I added captions again to keep it easy! Will make this a regular thing now 🙂

Over to you! What did you write down?! I’m dying to know!

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14 Comments

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    Jenn

    January 24, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I literally can’t believe how much I love this video! 😃

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    Karen Wells

    January 24, 2018 at 8:25 am

    You literally NAILED IT!

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    Katie Marley

    January 24, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Brilliant! Loving the captions also 👍

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    Brenda B

    January 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

    How about we just completely remove the word “literally” from everyday usage? Its rarely used correctly anyway. Something isn’t “literally” possible unless it is also “figuratively” possible, and no one would ever say “I figuratively cannot…”

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    Melanie Gibson

    January 24, 2018 at 10:17 am

    I also know what “literally” means, and I don’t think I have ever used the phrase, “I literally can’t…”. This shows my age. The common misuse of the word now does not make me want to roll my eyes as much as some of the other spelling errors and word inventions I see or hear all the time, such as “orientated” instead of “oriented”, or “sewerage” instead of “sewage”. One of the many benefits of yoga is that it cultivates a calming response when your inner grammar nerd starts to freak out.

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    Amanda C

    January 24, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I literally can’t help myself from telling you how much of a badass you are for embracing all the haters like you just did. I mean seriously though, who gives up chocolate? 😉

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    Christin Slyngman

    January 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Loved this! I think the issue of telling ourselves we can’t do something runs a lot deeper than whether or not we use the phrase “I literally can’t___” but I think you realize that, and I thought it was a GREAT example and an opportunity to pay more attention to what we tell ourselves. 🙂

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    Michelle Polster

    January 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I literally can’t think of a better video to watch in the morning 😃🙏🏻♥️🤩💁🏻‍♀️

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    Michele

    January 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I loved this one! I can relate to the feeling of not wanting to do something so much that I convince myself through some twisted reasoning that I can’t.

    There was a point in my life about a year ago where I was involved in so many “things” that finding 10 minutes to do yoga was impossible. I was that person that as Erin says, “has no life.” It took some time, but I finally realized that not having any time to myself was not beneficial to me. Sure, I enjoyed everything I did, but in the long run, it was causing me too much stress being booked from sun up to nearly midnight. My life is less hectic now, and all for the better because I cut some commitments and people out.

    I still consider myself “busy” and to “have no time,” but I was able to find 10 minutes this evening to some yoga. I feel grateful and so much more relaxed now that I did. Most days, I aim to do more, but every little bit counts for something. I know when a phrase such as “I literally _____” pops out of my mouth, it is not because I cannot do something, but because I do not want to face it. Little victories of being strong and facing what we do not want to do help us to grow, be stronger, and build lifelong habits and changes.

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    Jim

    January 25, 2018 at 8:57 am

    “Inspiration, move me brightly”
    J.Garcia & R. Hunter

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    Gail

    January 28, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Enjoyed the entertaining truth! You’re adorable

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    glory

    January 30, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    i literally know why i can’t stop watching your videos 🙂 i really like what you’ve said and it makes me inspire. and now i don’t to say that “I literally can’t” but I literally can” thank you Erin Motz for the tip.

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    Yoga Brisbane Northside

    January 31, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Excuses are the most common thing you can find before doing any kind of work. People always have more excuses to not doing work than the reasons for doing it because excuses are something from which you can make yourself be lazy which is not good.

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