As promised, I'll elaborate on what perceived benefits convinced me that I need to take on this challenge, starting with Rule 1: Meditate at least 5 minutes a day.
Meditation is something I've been planning to try. I've done mindfulness practices in the past but I've never stuck to a routine. I'm not sure what my meditation will look like or what it will give to me, but I'm ready to embrace it and find out.
This all actually started with an ad on Instagram. The Morning Sidekick Journal promised to help me take charge of my mornings for ultimate productivity. Intrigued, I clicked the link to check it out. I like the concept of the morning sidekick journal, but after skimming through the pages available online, decided I probably didn't need any more help with my morning routine, as it's my only reliable routine and it's as effective as I need it to be. I looked at the other journals they had to offer, each with a day-by-day accountability guide complete with tips and motivation for each day. This is exactly the type of thorough product I like. I am detail oriented and these journals really spoke to that part of me. They have one for nutrition, weight lifting, weight loss and toning, and a meditation sidekick. I really wanted to try one of these in-depth journals but I didn't feel like I needed any of them. "I don't meditate." I thought. "But maybe I should." So, on a whim, I ordered the meditation sidekick. 66 days of guided meditation split into 6 sections each focusing on a different style of meditation practices.
I thought of making this quest 66 days to coincide with the journal, but 100 just sounded right to me. I think I like the fact that in the middle of this challenge, I will have to fly away from the nest and find my own way. I'm actually starting day 1 without the journal. It will probably be in the mail when I get home.
It's hard to say what benefits I will receive from meditating every day, but surely they won't be negative. I'm hoping to use my meditation time to reflect on ways that I can make myself and the people around me happier. I would like to focus on what I can do for other people
To complete the RV park saga, this morning was pretty uneventful. I woke up at 8 and was out by 8:30. I didn't have any of the problems that I had setting up, thank goodness. I got home around 9am, had breakfast, showered, and headed to the senior center in town for a yarn spinning demonstration.
I'm glad I was able to take the time away to focus on this knitting project even though I missed taking my daughter to gymnastics.
It's storming now and I'm eating soup, dyeing yarn, and knitting. (Not all at once). So, I'd say that's a fine end to the day!