It’s kind of hard to believe that I have been doing this for three weeks. Despite some my more tortured, whiny moments, it has gone by really fast. And I already find myself evaluating which of the habits will stay and which will go once February 18th rolls around.
Right now, I am thinking no caffeine will stay. Truth is that I really don’t miss the caffeine buzz that much. In fact, I am much less anxious without it (still high strung, but less anxious…. let’s not expect any miracles here people). And my honey has agreed to try replacing our morning cuppa joe with decaf, so we can resume our morning coffee ritual, which I do miss.
Morning meditation definitely stays. I haven’t really even gotten the hang of it yet, but it is definitely a part of my routine, and one of my favorite parts of the day. I get to lock myself up in the warmest room of the house, with my yoga mat, fluffy pillows, and a fancy smelly candle. What’s not to like? And there is definitely room for improvement… The hardest part is getting my brain shut up for 15 minutes. Heck, I would take 10 minutes…10 minutes would be nice (do I hear 5?)
I can’t believe I am saying this, but the exercise will have to stay. I am still struggling with working it into my schedule in a way that feels sustainable and not completely disruptive. I am not there yet, so I feel like my only choice is to keep trying. It’s too soon (and exercise is too important) to give up on that one quite yet. I recently made a verbal commitment to a friend to run a 5-mile-run with her in June, so I will use that to keep me moving. I am determined to a couple of pleasant “loops” around town that allow me to turn my brain off a little while I run in hopes that will help.
OK, more on this next week, when I will address my thoughts on the rest of the rules, including some that are definitely going to disappear after Day 30.
(I’ll give you a hint: one of the rules getting kicked to the curb involves a word that starts with the letter b and ends with the letter ooze)