Fast recap – starting in January I decided I would challenge myself monthly. Nothing major just challenges that would get me moving and hopefully a bit more focused.
I have challenged myself to listen to different podcasts, keep a gratitude journal and do a Sharpie craft. Last month my challenge was to practice loving kindness meditation. I have been doing it weekly since September but wanted to step up my game of doing it more than once a week.
I have to admit I wasn’t as successful as I wanted. What is so hard about sitting down and breathing? Getting caught up in other things and forgetting. Sigh. No excuse. I did do loving kindness meditation on my way to work (I take the bus so no fear of accidents). Just closing my eyes, breathing and repeating “may I be safe, may I be happy, may I be healthy and may I live with ease. Then going on to insert two other names in there. It was a nice way to start my day and get centered.
So long story short – I’m still working on incorporating more loving kindness meditation into my week along with my gratitude journal from a few months ago.
My challenge for the coming month has a defined task. I want to send 2-3 items (at least) of snail mail to people. I’m not saying write a long letter – but that would be delightful for someone to receive – but what about a postcard or a just because card? I am always happy when I receive a card in the mail. I remember my mother writing to her sister Sunday afternoons weekly for over 60 years.
So grab a cup of coffee and paper and pen and jot a note to someone away or even just in town. I already have a few ideas and going to start looking through my box of cards!
You can always start now !