This time last year I was at my wits end. I was stressed out and angry and probably a little depressed. I was fighting my children, fighting the summertime, fighting for space of my own. And I wasn’t winning any of my battles. In fact, I was drowning in my own self struggle. So what did I do? I decided my 30 Days of last August had to be all about surviving the end of summer. It was about filling summer with memories for my kids and doing all those fun summertime things like swimming and eating watermelon barefoot. I’m ambitious like that.
And while we did have fun, I didn’t work my way out of the constant fighting I felt. I didn’t end the month feeling happier or accomplished. And I was glad to have space and quiet to myself after I dropped the kids off at their first day of school. I celebrated the silence.
I really don’t want to feel that way. And I have recognized that I am a stronger, happier, better person when I take time out for myself, when I work on me a little bit too, when I give to myself even one tenth of what I give to the people around me.
So for these 30 Days, I am going to focus on meditation. Every Day. For at least 15 minutes. I am going to force myself to stop and fill my bucket back up before I start back into life again. Some days I might make it longer than my 15 minute goal, but 15 minutes is a good chunk of time to stop and shift my focus. I don’t take much time or space for myself these days, and I am hoping this quarter hour of meditation will shift my frame of mind away from the negative to make room for something much more positive.
I’m excited for this one, guys. I’m excited to focus on my insides, my mental-ness. I’m excited to do 30 Days of slowing down and looking for what’s good and right. And maybe I’m most looking forward to seeing the positive difference my meditation makes in my life.
What are you up to for these 30 Days?
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