It’s so not unusual for me to have all these amazing plans – and promptly fall over (see previous post!). I get it. All the energy goes into planning before I even get to the doing.
Also, I realised the flaw with my ‘amazing calendar system’: I went from a lazy holiday time to expecting six or so neat little stickers on every single day of my tracking: exercise, guitar, creativeness, coding – nope, nope, nope. Overwhelm, much?!
So far I have two stickers: little blue circles for meditation (I’ve only skipped two days this year (breaking a 71-day streak, grr!), but I’m only tracking from this week). And… that’s kind of okay 🙂
I maintain that January is the worst possible time to start goals and resolutions. It’s dark and cold and most folk are, like me, going back to work after a phase of manic prep for the festivities followed by the slump of it all. Even if you’re just trying to pick up again with habits you were already following last year, chances are the change in routine over (late) December has thrown things a bit. To suddenly hit a day on the calendar and expect it to all go back to ‘perfect’ – or better! – is certainly unrealistic, if not downright cruel to yourself!
Right now I’m considering January/February ‘practice’ months, in prep for the REAL start of the year in March. It makes so much more sense like that (not least because ‘sept’, ‘oct’,’nov’, and ‘dec’ mean 7-10, not 9-12!) 🙂
So I will continue with my meditation, and will see about adding in more things – slowly!