Challenge for the Month

Pull out your calendar for September and scope out what’s happening.

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Elisabeth Ladwig: Catching the Light

Find a block of time: a whole weekend, a day, a half day, or an hour where you have nothing else planned.  BLOCK IT OUT IN PEN as “MeTime”.  Yes, use a pen to block out this time; make it permanent.   Pick a color that represents your MeTime.  Choose a color that is perfect for YOU and your time.  This task is all about you.

Tricksy part: no one is allowed to infringe on your MeTime.  It’s a date, an appointment…whatever you need to call it to make sure it’s real and un-infringable.

Now, your job is to choose something that sounds super fun to do during your block of time.  Super fun to you.  Not anyone else.  Just you.  Don’t bring anyone else along.

When the time comes: do it.  

Here are five ideas to get your juices flowing:
–Sit beneath the full moon
–Plan an Autumn ritual for yourself
–Spend an hour in silence
–Write a letter and mail it
–Hike a lake trail for moonrise

It doesn’t have to be anything big.  Just time for you and something you love.

Let us know what’s you’ve planned, when you do it, how it went, and what challenges came up for you!!!  

Bonus for Autumn: Autumn is the season of reestablishing routines.  This week the word, and struggle, of Discipline has been repeating itself.  You can call it by other names: commitments, resolutions, no’s, yes’s, fasts, cleansing, daily practice, etc.  Whatever you need to call it to cultivate discipline into your life.  Commit to one thing for the month.  Something daily.  Something weekly.

Choose:  _____________ .
Commit.
Practice Discipline; it is a muscle.

My discipline has been lacking as we begin to step away from summer.  We’re 6 days into the month before this post has made it up (that just means five less days for you to commit to before the end of the month).  But, there’s light: This week, I’ve posted a six minute audio of a yoga practice to start your day.  If you can’t think of something else to commit to, maybe commit to a six minute daily practice of sun salutations.

Let us know what you’ve committed to and what challenges come up.  We learn from one another.  Please feel free to share your experiences.  

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