We are 3 days into 2017 and I’ve seen both how far I’ve come over the last year…and I’ve also seen how some habits die hard!
Last year when I was blogging at A Kinder Way I wrote a long resolution post. I can report that I can check off each resolution as a miss! 😉 I planned SO much. Set such lofty goals…that I set myself up for failure.
This year, there were no resolutions. Nope. Not going down that road anymore. BUT I did decide to take on 3 month long commitments and to set up my life on a course for change. Two of those commitments are perfect for me. One of them shows that I still have some learning to do as far as being realistic. There is NO beating myself up here. Just a realization that I need to be more thoughtful in my personal expectations.
The 3 commitments
1. Love Your Life in 30 Days Project by Mike Dooley over at the magnificent Notes From The Universe (anyone else get this daily email? Love it!) This is a free 30 day project that you can still join today. Did I say it’s FREE. Well it’s FREE! There is a book that you can buy to use as your guide and journal, but it’s absolutely not needed. There is an awesome and very active facebook group that you will have access to once you sign up and while most people are on day 3…you can jump in anytime. The activities take less than 10 minutes so it’s not a huge time commitment. Although I’m betting you will be thinking about it all day if you’re anything like me! 😉
2. The Minimalist Game. (Minsgame) Described here on Break The Twitch
If you are not up for a video…the concept is easy. Each day starting on day 1 you throw out, recycle or donate an item(s) in your home. Day 1…1 item. Day 2….2 items. Day 3….3 items. and so on. At the end of 31 days you will have purged 496 things from your house. We are working in our garage first. It’s our dump-all place and there are SO many things that have been there for years and years and we never even think of them. Both me and Steve are doing this so when we are done this house will be 992 things less cluttered. WHAT? Yup.
And lastly (and also where old habits die hard)
I have a deep desire to be great at Yoga. The problem is…I want to be great NOW. I want to be able to do ALL the things Adriene can do and it’s not humanly possible to start of at that point. I hurt myself because I insist on keeping up. I haven’t practiced yoga daily for months and prior to that I never practiced it daily period. I am not in a place physically where I can do this every single day without hurting my body which then stops all practice. SO my new plan is to not put a number of days on it, but to practice Yoga With Adriene at my own pace as often as possible. Building up a practice slowly that allows my body to keep up with my desire for yogi-level-awesomeness! More on this later!
I feel really happy and excited to be taking part in these 3 things. I’ll update as the month goes on and I did take BEFORE pictures of my messy and overflowing garage, so look for that at the end of the month.
I hope you’re having a good New Year so far and I’d love to read your opinions on resolutions and or what yours are in the comments below!
Thanks for Reading!