So this whole week has been about how discipline isn’t all the pain and suffering we have worked it up in our heads to be.
That said – there are two steps.
1. Plan it.
2. Do it.
After that, you are done.
So what are you planning to do? Be careful to only work on one new habit or discipline at once. Once that has become established, you can add one more, but trying to do multiple things at once is un-yogic, and not likely to succeed. Just pick one. If you can’t, remember that you are choosing forever… just for the next two weeks to a month, until your practice is established. Then pick one.
Then, rather than rewarding yourself with bad habits, overeating, or otherwise letting things slide… let it just be normal. Just let the new habit be less of a focus, less of a chore, less of a thought. It is just what gets done. Then you can have fun with it.
Try it on for size: “I eat 90% vegetables and fruits.” or “I do yoga every morning and meditate each day.” “I make the bed every day.”
These should carry equal weight with you.
Pose of the Day: Warrior II – Virabhadrasana II
Yogic Concept of the Day: Plan it. Do it. Don’t make a big deal of it.
Photo Credit: Julia Cherkinski