My brother James has started this new thing where he does 21 day fasts. I thought the idea was really interesting, and I’m amazed at how good he is at it.Then again, James has always had much better willpower than I.
That being said, I know that willpower is something that can be trained like a muscle. Knowing that, I’ve decided to take a page out of James’ book and start doing 21 day challenges to help me develop my willpower and boost my self-control.
The first challenge I want to take on is meditation. Although I’ve meditated in the past, I’ve never been very good at being consistent at it. However, with so much new research showing how meditation can actually reshape your brain, reduce heart disease, boost creativity, and lower stress/boost concentration, I’ve decided that meditation falls under the “worth doing” category.
In 21 days from now, I want to be able to state that “I practice meditation for 15 minutes on a daily basis”.
To help me keep track of my habit, I’m going to be using Lift.
Lift, along with Facebook and Twitter, will also help me stay motivated by sharing my progress with my friends and, hopefully, getting some support in return. Putting my progress out there for everyone to see will also keep me accountable when it comes to reaching my goal.
I will also be keeping track of how I feel throughout this meditation challenge by writing about it in my Day One app [affiliate link]. I will use these reflections as motivation boosters should I want to skip a day in my challenge.
Finally, to help get going with meditation again, I’m going to (re)do Headspace’s Take 10 program.
1. I’m going to set reminders in both Fantastical (I’ll set this one in the morning) and in Lift (I’ll set this one at the end of the day in case I missed my session that day due and to remind me to check in)
If I want to skip a day, then I will go through my Day One entries to find motivation.
Ok, I think I’m ready. Thanks for reading this and for any support you may give me throughout the challenge.