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10,080 Minutes

There are 60 minutes in a hour, 24 hours in a day, and 7 days a week. I know you all already knew that but that equates to 10,080 minutes in a week. That is 10,080 minutes we work, eat, sleep, and learn.

When we are learning something new, it is important that more of those precious minutes are dedicated to instruction and repetition. Sometimes we become frustrated with our progress because it seems too slow. It makes perfect sense, if you are only spending 40 minutes a week on new information, that is only .4 percent of your time, which is the percentage of time dedicated to one private session.

Think about it, if you’re taking private sessions, group, and practice sessions (about 120 minutes) that would be about 1.2% of your week. Those numbers are staggering. The answer is to set aside enough time out of our week where our brain and body have a chance to retain what we’ve taken in! Imagine if you increase your learning and practice time by a couple sessions (groups and parties), and maybe even your individual mental and physical practice time by a couple sessions. That could be in the form of reading (like you’re doing now), listening to music, watching your dancing on video, or even some form of meditation.

 With those few ideas alone you’ve increased to 440 minutes which at least would get you to 4.4% of your week. That is 3.2% more time dedicated to your learning. You will experience exponential results which will feel great and be motivating.

I encourage you to look at the amount of time you spend learning and see if your expectations are reasonable, in regards to how fast you are learning. Figure out where you can carve out a little more time and I guarantee you will be happy you did.

Live, Love, Dance, and Enjoy!

Christy Melgoza

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