Whew! After a whirlwind couple of weeks, I’m here, finally checking in for my self-imposed six-month challenge. If you aren’t sure what that’s about, check out this post here. I’m surprisingly still feeling very motivated to continue on this little journey, which is great! Usually, after the first week or so, my motivation really wanes. And that leads to me having to start over or letting things slip and slide until I feel like it’s pointless to even try to continue. I think breaking it down into 30-day chunks of time is really helping with all of that. Well, that and picking one thing to really be my focal point of each of these windows of time. So, let’s crack on!
First 30 Days
I decided to really focus on mentally preparing myself for all the changes to come. I’ve never been one to say I struggle with depression or anxiety on a regular basis, but I could tell that my mind was definitely feeling cluttered. And when my mind feels cluttered, it’s easier for the negative thoughts and feelings to take hold and grow. Naturally, I turned to journaling. The type of journal writing that I prefer is basically just a brain dump. I write everything that is coming into my mind when I sit down and crack open my journal. A lot of times, especially if I haven’t written in a while, I’ll fill up several pages. And I basically write until my mind feels relatively empty. Or at least a little less chaotic!
I’ve also spent a bit of time in these first 30 days getting more into the spiritual side of my life. I’m not a particularly religious person, so you won’t be seeing much of that on this blog. But I have been exploring kind of a broad spectrum of spirituality. And since I believe that every person’s spiritual beliefs are their own, I’m not going to be sharing mine here on the blog. If you’d like to know a bit more about it, feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com!
What’s on deck for the next 30 days?
With the next 30 days, I’m going to try to focus a bit more on the beginnings of my physical health. I’m working on getting a good morning routine going, which is what everyone is saying is key to success. So I’m trying to figure out what a good morning routine looks like for me. Not clear on it quite yet. I’ve also been working on being more active and trying to hit my fitness goals via Oura Ring and Apple Watch. Drinking water like it’s my job. It’s a work in process as always. I’ll do better at checking in closer to the actual 60-day mark this time, as well. Now that hockey season is over, I’ll have a bit more free time to stay on track!
PS-I believe having a pretty notebook to write in is key to journaling. Here is a link to some journals on Amazon that you might like to give journaling a go!
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