A New Habit Tracker for November
Trying something new in my own journaling practice. I've been reading about how some people incorporate habit trackers into their bullet journaling method. Since I just made a secret diary journal with graph paper for myself, I decided to try a habit tracker for thirty days and assess thereafter.
I am very curious about positive habits that I hope to develop when it comes to my own journaling and writing practice, but I am most excited to find out what benefits I see from staying accountable for stretching/meditating every evening for five minutes as I transition out of the end of the work day and into personal/hobby time! I can tell you that I loved transitioning tonight!
I started off in Downward Facing Dog (because that's the one I know, okay) on my yoga mat and then just free flowed through some floor exercises. There was no plan. There was no thought. There was only breathing and feeling being present in my own skin. I have never been able to just sit for five straight minutes in quiet meditation! This was a huge accomplishment for me! I found that as long as my body was moving, my mind could stay quiet. I guess I am on meditation training wheels. Making up yoga poses. Relaxing and being in peace.
I gave my body some much needed movement after sitting at my desk all day, and I also let my brain do nothing and relax. Cuing mind, body, and spirit to shake off work and have "me time." It was a powerful five minutes! Now I'm on to 30 minutes of reading for pleasure. I love this game.
-- Jamie Whitmer