I’m in the midst of a 42 Day total system reboot. It’s six weeks of daily yoga, building from a 20 minute practice to a 90 minute practice. Meditation twice a day, starting at 5 minutes and working up to 30 minutes, so by the end meditating 1 hour a day. A cleansing diet based in Ayurvedic principles. Plus transformative journaling exercises to encourage you to go deeper into the topic for the week. The topics include vitality, restoration, centering, etc. I’m using Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days of Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul as my guide. Yes, I added two days, to make it six weeks.
To be fair these are all practices that I have already incorporated into my life. But I do not do them everyday. I also eat a healthy diet and consume a lot of whole fresh foods. However, giving up coffee, alcohol, and processed foods is no easy task. I’m on Day 11 which is still very early on but one of the main insights I’ve had is how putting a goal in your life, a big one, whatever that goal may be, brings a huge dose of purpose and focus to your day.
If you are feeling a little lost, a little confused, and not knowing what to do with your business, or a difficult relationship, or your feeling somewhat adrift just inside of yourself, putting a big goal in front of you is one way to bring things into perspective. Yes, I am putting a ton of attention into my health but I’ve seen the side effects in everything from my business to my mothering.
I wanted to share this in the hopes that it might inspire you to stretch in your own way. It could be an athletic event, a business building challenge, a cleanse, anything that requires you to really focus in on one thing. Then watch the impact on the areas of your life.
Here are a few tips:
1. Don’t go it alone, create some accountability for yourself. Whether that means hiring someone to help you or enrolling a few friends to do it with you. The key is to make sure you have a fail safe against quitting.
2. Don’t let your goal overrun your life. That’s just another form of chaos. Pick something that fits with you, that lights you up, and gets you excited.
3. Plan for it. Look at your schedule and find a place where it works. When you take all the other things you have going on into consideration you’ll minimize stress and have a much better experience.
Let me know if you decide to do something BIG and good luck!