“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”Jim Rohn
They say it takes 21 day to form a new habit, although there is new research that points to it being more along the lines of 66 days. 66 days for a healthy new habit to sink it’s suckers so good and deep into you that you simply can’t get away. Well whether it’s 21 days or 66 days, I have quite a challenge in front of me.
I didn’t touch too much on my last post about how well I was doing with all the projects I’ve taken on; yoga, meditation, exercise, healthy eating, crafts and art. The short answer I suppose, as you can probably guess, is not super well. Sort of like the blog posts, once I started missing a few here and there, it got out of hand and I stopped doing anything with any regularity. I would do a yoga practice a few times a week but I couldn’t seem to pick up a habit of it, and I certainly wasn’t doing it everyday. Meditation and exercise fell by the wayside completely and I completely gave up on clean eating (I’ve also gained a few pounds so that’s a bummer as well as a good motivator to get my butt back into gear). All of my arts and crafts I’ve neglected. My bullet journal, my get organized and creative at the same time bullet journal. I’ve tried multiple times to get it going and stay organized and I simply have not been able to.
I know there’s a couple reasons for this. I touched on my marijuana use in the last post and I know that that has a lot to do with my motivation killer. But I also know that I tend to get a wee bit depressed and I can feed into that depression really easily, sometimes without realizing it at first and then it’s out of hand before I know it. That depressing wall of procrastinating, self-doubt, non-motivation hit slow but was building strong. I also have this idea of starting things at the beginning of the week. If I’m doing a 30 day yoga challenge, or starting a new workout regimen, then I want to start it on a Monday. And if I mess up a few days, I don’t like to say “Oops, oh well. I’ll just stick with it anyway.” No no no. Oh no of course not. That would be too EASY! Gotta stop it completely and wait til the next Monday rolls around. And that is a habit I am very much looking forward to breaking!
In fact, I’ve decided to jump headlong into a 30 day yoga challenge starting the 14th (a Thursday! Insane!) It’s the newest one by Yoga with Adriene, Dedicate. I tried to do it when it was actually going on but I couldn’t get that habit formed. I guess I just wasn’t ready to ditch those bad habits yet and get down to business, as they do so say. So I shall try to keep you all abreast of the situation and how well I fare. In addition to that, I decided to give a nod to how I left this blog, which was right in the middle of my own chakra knowledge journey. Since I didn’t finish that out I’m just gonna do a quick little week long “charge,” if you will. I’m going to focus on one chakra a day and hope to give each one a little stimulating boost as I think I’m in great need of it. Got some dim shining chakras right now, they need some love that’s for sure.
I do not know yet exactly what I will delve into first with my love “crafts” but I assure you, it won’t be too many at once. Haha, don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up that I’ll be attempting to tackle a lot. I don’t want to get discouraged and fall back into old habits so I won’t be overloading myself trying to learn all the things I want at once. Everything in it’s time. Everything in it’s time. Oooh but also do look forward to more Ayurveda and healthy eating type things tho! And that rounds us out for this post, keep your ears tuned for updates and new things as I knuckle down… buckle down… do it, do it, do it.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”Maya Angelou