It seems like every new year we all suffer with the same problem: lots of resolutions and no time to get them all done. It can also be hard to fit in your daily bellydance practice while also trying to add all these new year resolutions into your daily routine. This blog is all about some tips and tricks to help you include daily bellydance practice into your busy schedule.

First of all, try breaking down your practice into parts. Body Parts. Subdivide your body to practice- arms, legs, hair,etc. If you don’t have the time or space to practice a full bellydance routine, then practice just your arms. See how many moves you can fit in at one time. Rock some chair dancing while you are watching TV: with every set of commercials, you’re moving. I know that doesn’t work with no commercials on Netflix, but you get my drift.

Secondly, try giving yourself a challenge. Recently I gave myself the #30daysofgreekimprov challenge. It was a commitment that I made and I knew that people were checking up on my fanpage for my videos. It gave me some accountability and dedicated practice time each day. If you skip a day,make it up. The time you give doesn’t have to be for an hour but even just a single song will help you and maybe it’ll get you into the mood to do more.

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Lastly, and most importantly, don’t be hard on yourself. You’re going to be better some days than others. You are not a horrible belydancer if you don’t practice every day. Make the most out of the time you DO have. See if you can make it to classes and workshops if you can’t practice every day. Sometimes the monetary commitment of signing up for a series of classes in advance can be the kick that we need to get that daily practice in.

I hope that these tips have helped you in your daily bellydance practice or at the very least given you some ideas of where to start. If you have found something that works for you then please feel free to share it in the comments section below. I think that we can all fit our bellydance practice into our busy lives if we help and motivate each other!