I dropped the ball…again!!
I woke up at 2.18am last night (to go to the loo) and realized I had forgotten to post yesterday’s blog. Grrr was all I could think, a few choice Irish expressions and promptly fell back asleep.
I knew this new experiment (a daily blog post) would pose challenges and I thought the biggest would be coming up with a topic for every day.
That was not the cause of yesterday’s “failure”. I spent the day writing, ate dinner at 8.30, completely forgot my blog, among other things and collapsed into bed after 11pm.
I am never quite sure what to expect when I start these experiments, whether it is a daily blog post, juicing or a new class. I try to go into them with a scientist’s mind; no preconceived notions, no desired outcome, simply a commitment to make the change and observe the outcomes in my life.
I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I felt so unaffected by my latest “failure”. No self-flagellation, so recriminating thoughts. I did not post yesterday, such is life. Moving right along.
Why are we so hard on ourselves when we “fail” at a new way of being, a new habit? Isn’t it better to try something rather than accept the status quo? Aren’t we living more fully simply by stepping out of our comfort zone?
Absolutely yes, yes, yes.
To my friend who just left a spiritual community after experimenting for months, to my cousin who is quitting cigarettes (you go Carmel), to the new student in my yoga class – CONGRATULATIONS!! Your courage to make a change inspires me and inspires us all to try again.
An abundant tomorrow can only be created by the life we live today.
Please share your experiments and the lessons you learned.