What’s this all about, anyway?

Mar 02

What’s this all about, anyway?

Day five of the seven day blogging challenge asks me to share the reason for this blog, and a bit about what I’m hoping to achieve.

This blog started way back in 2007 as a way to track and share some experiments I was doing with walking, walking meditation, and also finding ways to get out of my box.  It then tracked my marathon training and some life experiences I was going through.  Lately, however, it hasn’t really done much of anything, but I’d like to get back to posting about 3x a week sharing things I’m discovering about living a bigger life.  Right now mine is still pretty small, but I’m working hard to lay a foundation that will enable much more freedom in the near future.  This is what this blog is about.

I like to experiment with my life.  I like to try new things.  For the past year or so I’ve been experimenting with tiny habits, and while I’m not 100% consistent, I am seeing some great results.  I’ve been about 80% consistent since mid-December and that’s very encouraging.  So far I’ve managed to pretty well master the following habits:

  1. Up and active at 4:30 am
  2. Drink 12 glasses of water per day (this number will decrease as I lose some extra weight)
  3. Walk 30 minutes every day.  Here I alternate a “pace” walk (that increases in speed and incline, monthly) with light weights (that also increase gently, on a monthly basis) with an Interval program that will eventually lead to my being able to run 5k.
  4. Make my bed daily (I’ve always been a terrible housekeeper – trying to change that now!)
  5. Wipe down my ensuite bathroom daily (my kids look after the other bathrooms)
  6. Keep up with basic housework duties
  7. Do daily training in my business (this blogging challenge is one such course – I have 4 others that I’m working through)
  8. Follow and maintain a to-do list
  9. Take a daily 30 minute nap
  10. Take a daily 10 minute walk around the block after my nap
  11. Get to bed on time so I’m not a zombie in the morning.  For me, this currently means I need to be in bed by 8:30, lights out by 9:30 at the latest.

I have a long list of habits I want to create in my life, and every month I add a new one.  Sometimes it’s a really easy habit, so I might then add a second one.  My personal style is to always bite of WAY more than I can chew and digest, so I’m working hard this year to go slow.  Give myself time. Truly master what I’ve taken on. My current “working on it” habit is to work with a budget.

How about you?  How do you work on regular improvement?

Darlene




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2 comments

  1. Great blog Darlene … I am going through the Jabez process again. 30 days this time. Your blog was inspiring to me because you provided a lot of content in short piece. Pithy writing makes me want to read another and another.

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    Why thank you, Alice! I appreciate your feedback. Hmmm. Jabez. I think I’ll add that to my list of future habits. Thanks for the reminder!

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