I wrote in my previous post about some 30-day challenges that I have set for myself. I have outlined below how each of these challenges are going so far.
Waking up earlier
I allowed myself to wake up naturally this morning to set a starting point for myself. I woke up this morning. If for the rest of the 29 days, I am getting up earlier than days that have past then I will be happy. As said in the last post, my goal is to be getting up at 6am but it occurred to me today that I don’t have a morning routine so I wouldn’t know what to do with myself when I reach that goal. I am going to sit down and figure out what my ideal morning routine is to make myself happy but also set me up for a productive day. I will write a post about that routine once I have constructed it and implemented it for at least a few days.
I did complete a journal entry today that was handwritten and filled one half of an A5 collage ruled page. I did enjoy knowing that I had a spot for all of my thoughts, feelings and emotions to go but I found myself struggling a bit in that because I haven’t set myself a time to do my journaling I was rushing to note things down the moment they happened. This took me out of the moment and made my day less enjoyable. Tomorrow I am going to sit down with a hot chocolate once I am done with the day and allow myself the time to truly let everything that is on my mind out.
Once I was dressed after my shower tonight, I took the time to stretch out my whole body. I am fairly flexible in comparison to my friends and family, but I am nowhere near as flexible as I used to be. I am excited to continue this practice and to see how far I can travel in terms of my flexibility. I would love to, if I am able to, be able to do the splits at the end of this experiment and to be able to touch the ground with my hands flat on the ground while my feet are together.
Complete my to-do list
I started today with 20 items on my to-do list. I completed 8 items, so not even half. I think I felt overwhelmed. When I wrote down what I wanted to get done today I just really brain dumped but it was all kind of big tasks. Tomorrow I am going to try choosing a couple of the bigger things that I need to get done and break them down into smaller chunks. I am not planning on allowing my list to be longer than 20 items, but I am interested to see if I can cross more items off if they are smaller tasks.
I have tried oil pulling before but never made a commitment to try to do it consistently for any length of time. I sat down with a book ready to read while I oil pulled, set a timer on my phone for ten minutes and hit start as I put a teaspoon of oil in my mouth. Oil pulling is a weird experience and I didn’t make it easy on myself as coconut oil is hard when it is cool. I had to consciously remind myself not to swallow the liquid I had in my mouth, but I did not find it to be too difficult to complete. Once the ten minutes had past, I spit the oil into a container to get rid of and rinsed my mouth with water before brushing my teeth. My mouth feels very clean and honestly, I think the biggest thing that I have noticed after doing it just the once for this challenge is that I do not feel like an evening snack after doing it. I usually must remind myself that I have already brushed my teeth in order to persuade myself not to snack. I do not know if the lack of craving is connected to the oil pulling but it was worth noting.
How are you going with whatever challenges you are facing in your life? Is it a challenge you chose to conduct yourself? Tell me all about it 😊
Stay safe and stay cozy ❤