Last year I used Calm to try to get into meditation. It worked for the most part, but somewhere I slipped and then I went from meditating occasionally to not meditating at all. At the beginning of 2018, I switched to Headspace. I don’t think there’s a big difference between the two, but I am finding myself meditate more consistently. I think that’s just my resolutions though.
This week was a tough one since I had to work a few 12 hour days. Plus feeling sluggish after spring forward, I slipped up a little. But that’s okay. After recovering from all my work and that whole one hour of change (haha), I began meditating for a few minutes, and then five minutes, and now I’m back to ten minutes. I do think the monthly challenge helped me to get back on track more quickly than if I wasn’t doing this.
Hopefully this week will be seven for seven and I’ll just build from there.
128 days to go.
Eek! When I don’t have a thirty day gratitude challenge, I do not blog a lot. I’ll try to be better.
I found my January challenge of 30 days of Gratitude to be extremely helpful to me, so I’d like to continue my year with 30 day challenges. These may shift and move due to scheduling and how successful I was in completing the previous month’s challenge, but let’s at least try!
||30 Days of Gratitude
|| Didn’t do my challenge 😦
||30 Days of Meditating
||30 Days of Pictures
||30 Days of Piano
||30 Days of Buying nothing
||30 Days of Cleaning
||30 Days of Script Writing
||30 Days of Exercise
||30 Days of No Technology
||30 Days of Novel writing (along with NaNoWriMo)
If you recall, in February I tried to do 30 days of exercise, but I think it was too much too soon. I barely exercise once a week, so trying to do it every day for a whole month may have been too ambitious. I moved the challenge to September to try again. Hopefully I’ll set myself up to be better equipped to meet my challenge a few months from now.
In March I decided to do 30 days of meditating. I think it’s going okay so far. I’ve missed a day or two, but generally I’m setting aside some time each day to meditate, whether that be for five minutes or fifteen minutes (I’m not beyond that yet…). It’s tough to add regular habits to your life, so I’ll do whatever I can at the moment even if it’s just the smallest amount of time.
For the rest of the challenges – at the beginning of each month I’ll explain the challenge I’m going to do and the steps I’m going to take to ensure I complete it to the best of my ability. Let me know if you’ve decided to do something similar fro 2018!
135 days to go!