The turning of the wheel (in other words, the new year) has most people thinking about New Year’s resolutions.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I’m not really one for making resolutions. I’ve begun thinking about the goals I have for the coming year, evaluating what worked and what didn’t this past year. The biggest thing I’m thinking about tweaking right now is my daily practice, as well as my weekly practice.
My current daily practice is mostly meditation. Each morning, I meditate for about 20-40 minutes. (OK, OK. Most mornings. I like to sleep in on weekends, and that usually messes with my routine.) Then I stretch for 12-20 minutes. Then it’s time to get up for work.
Last month, I started going to yoga during my lunch break a couple of times a week. I definitely plan to continue that. I’ve missed it over the past couple of weeks.
I’ve also missed writing in my journal. And I’ve have not been great at keeping up with my Passion Planner. So I’m adding a daily and weekly review/planning to my daily practice. I know how important it is to track my progress.
Why is a daily practice so important? If you want to grow or improve in any area, you have to work at it. Regularly. I didn’t get to where I am, in my life, in my spirituality, in my relationships, in my personal growth, without working at it. More than just now and then. Consistently.
Just like if your goal is to improve your fitness, you eat right and exercise consistently. Eating well once a week, or exercising once a month will not create the change you desire. Meditating once in a while, or working towards a goal occasionally isn’t going to get you there.
So what’s your daily practice?