Probably not because I made it up. But, you should totally do it.
So, I didn’t make up the concept of SCRUM? You may have heard me talk about it because it’s changed my life. This is a project management system developed for companies to be more efficient and productive when creating programs and services.
There is not a boss. Just a team where a backlog is created, and then everyone has their job to complete a sprint.
One of the biggest game changers that I took from it was the daily SCRUM meetings.
Sutherland says that these meetings should go no longer than 15 minutes, and you just answer three questions:
- What did I do to move forward yesterday?
- What will I do to move forward today?
- What has held me back, or what do I foresee holding me back?
After this meeting, everything is reevaluated and then rewritten. What’s awesome about this is that if you estimated your time wrong (which is what most people do), then you take a look at your setbacks, and reset the deadline.
I feel less stressed just thinking about it!
You’re probably wondering what this has to do with yoga, right? I’m getting there.
Even though SCRUM was built for businesses, you can use it for your own self improvement. It can literally be adapted to anything.
I remember one of my biggest setbacks was not getting to the yoga mat in the morning like I wanted. I would get on the computer right away, and then get so immersed in work.
I would say, “Oh, I’ll just practice at night.“
Guess what? It either never happened, or I’d do such a short practice at night. Then, my place would never really get clean. And, since I wasn’t sticking to my schedule, I was doing tons of multitasking, and nothing was getting done in the time frames I wanted. Ugh.
Here’s what I listed as holding be back in my Yoga Scrum journal:
1. Getting on the computer in the morning.
2. I was scheduling things in, and not following through.
Here was my forward movement plan that changed everything:
A. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time. Be a stickler about committing and stick to those times.
The reason for this was to create follow through and consistency in my life. I was trying to manage my time, but my bad habits were so ingrained that no scheduling tool was going to help. I needed to create the follow through habit. Rather than creating a whole schedule with deadlines to hold myself too, I started small. If I can set these times and stick to them, then that’s the first step in forming the follow through habit.
B. Replace my computer time in the morning with cleaning time.
I already know that I like to get up and have my coffee, and then practice yoga. Since I was slacking in my yoga practice, and my place wasn’t getting too clean, I decided to do all of my cleaning first thing, and NO work and technology until after practice.
This changed everything for me because now that I’m sticking to these commitments, I’m able to become laser focused in other areas.
Do I still struggle? H to the Yes!
Time management is not one of my strengths, which I found out in the strength finder test. The best thing I learned from the strength finder test is that you shouldn’t spend time on your weaknesses, but you DO have to learn to manage them. I didn’t have the slightest grip on time management, and this was holding me back. I had to get it under control.
Learning to stick to my commitments little by little is helping me move forward in a BIG way!
That’s just one example, but my yoga scrum practice has also helped me eliminate negative people from my life, realize how I’ve been completely wasting my time, and I have total clarity and creativity.
Here’s How YOU can YOGA SCRUM too!
A. Keep a journal dedicated to the Yoga Scrum
B. Check in with yourself right before you go to sleep.
Part 1 of your journal will be your wins for the day. This will include anything good that happened to you. It can also include what moved you forward in your life, career, and yoga practice. This is important because it keeps up your motivation and inspiration. If you just focus on setbacks, then you’ll find yourself depressed.
Part 2 of your journal will be your setbacks. Think about what you wanted to accomplish, but didn’t. Did you procrastinate? Did you set an unrealistic deadline and schedule too much in? Did you spend too much time on social media? Hang out with a negative friend? Did you eat unhealthy?
Part 3 will be focused on moving forward. What can you do to change the bad habits that are holding you back?
Did you take any insight from this? Tell me in the comments one thing that’s been holding you back, and one action you can take to move forward!
XoxooxoxO. Love. Light. Happy Hips. Open Hearts,
PS. Want to try yoga scrum for yourself? Check out the Daily Yoga SCRUM journal here!