I think it's time for me to accept that this weblog will not be regularly updated. At least for now. Honestly, I think I set myself up for failure. I tell myself that I'll try to write a few times a week, and when it doesn't happen, it ends up being even harder to come back.
Believe me, my mind has been full of things to write about. I just never seem to get around to actually sitting down long enough to type them.
I think part of the issue is that I've been having trouble finding time for myself in general lately. For so long, I've wanted to make journaling a daily practice. I've wanted to ground myself with a short morning meditation. I've wanted to greet the day with thanks to the Universe for all of the blessings in my life. I've longed to set aside even 15 minutes to practice yoga.
But day after day, none of this happens.
I was actually journaling daily for a time during the last weeks that I worked with my coach. But business has really picked up, and on most days, I start working almost immediately after I get up, and I rarely stop until bedtime. Most nights, I stay up well past when my body begins to tell me that it's ready to rest.
And it's times like these, times when things get a little tough, that I wish even more that I had some sort of routine, some grounding ritual or practice to help me center myself, to help me adjust more easily to the turbulence of life.
Another blogger (and designer of fantastically beautiful jewelry!), Stephanie Gibson, writes about her practice of changing one thing per week. Just one thing. One thing can't be that hard, right? Maybe I try to do too much at once, and just focusing on one thing will be a tad bit easier.
So what's my one thing for this week? Journaling. I'm going to
try to spend at least 15 minutes daily jotting down my thoughts.
It's a good start, right?