Emphasis today is on “little.”
My challenge goal for the past week was to work on my zen. I didn’t work hard enough. Oh, I thought about it a lot. Wait – thinking is zen! Okay, thinking about doing doesn’t count. And I am also not counting the nights when I lay in bed and used some version of meditation to try to fall asleep.
I am just not a naturally zen person. Which might correlate with my not being a “glass half full” person. And not being a “laid back” person who doesn’t sweat the small stuff. Seems to all sort of fit together. Which is exactly why I need to work on this!
And, honestly, its nice to have something to focus myself on other than eating. And food. And thinking about eating and food. And thinking about not eating. And thinking about not thinking about food.
But I digress. Which is pretty much what happens to me when I start thinking about getting my zen on:)
So for the coming week, I am going to keep this zen goal in the back of my mind: to practice meditation or yoga. Sounds easy. And practice is a nice word that doesn’t imply perfection. Just making an effort. Working on something. Working towards something. Towards zen. And all the good things that I hope come with it. And from it. Because, truth be told, I’m only doing it because I hope it will do something for ME.
But for my official challenge goal I am going to choose something else to work on this week. Because since coming back from my trip, I’ve been feeling a bit too strong a pull towards grains again. And I don’t like that pull. I eat best and feel best when I limit my grain intake. So maybe having this as my weekly challenge goal will give me the extra push to counteract that pull. Goal for the week: at least three grain-less days.
Off to get my zen on. What are you up to?