One of the things I love the most about social media and modern day technology is how convenient and accessible it makes things like mindfulness/meditation, staying connected to community wherever you are in the world and of course my beloved online ballet coaching! When I started Claudia Dean Ballet Coaching in 2015, never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to connect with and coach dancers all around the world, but thanks to technology, I’m able to reach and empower so many more of you, which is something I don’t take for granted.
With that in mind, I wanted to share a few of my favourite Apps that I use every single day, that help me stay positive, motivated and always inspired!
Mindfulness/meditation is something that’s a non-negotiable part of my day and the only thing I regret about it is that I didn’t start it sooner! I always thought that meditation was something that took hours and something you should do in a group so I put it off for years, but downloading the Headspace App has completely changed my life.
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is a meditation on Headspace. Sometimes they’re 5-minutes, sometimes they’re 20-minutes, I just choose based on how I’m feeling and how much time I have. I find this simple daily ritual helps set me up in a positive, calm and grateful mindset for the day ahead, which is really important so I can continue to show up and be the best wife, friend, sister, business owner, coach and mentor as I can.
Instagram is without a doubt my most used app of all time (you don’t want to know what my screen time is 😂). Instagram completely changed my business by allowing me to connect with so many incredible dancers around the world and it gave me a platform to be able to easily create informative, inspiring and educational content for you all, which is one of my favourite parts of my job. Check out the Claudia Dean World Instagram here! It really is my favourite place to create content!
Some business owners choose to employ social media managers to run their accounts, but this is something I’ve always been very hands on with because I love chatting with you all through comments and DMs - it’s something I’ll never give up!
One of the reasons I created the Claudia Dean World App was to give more dancers in more locations around the world the opportunity to access online ballet coaching and I’m so glad that I did! The app was designed for every dancer whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced to improve flexibility, technique and strength and it’s still something I use myself when I want to refine my own flexibility or technique!
Hopefully you find as much value out of these apps as I do.
Love CD xxx