How To Tackle The Mountains Ahead Of Me.
I have been thinking a lot about how to get myself into the shape I want to be in. Last year I tried a lot of things, but didn’t keep it simple. This year I want to keep it really fucking simple. I am off gluten, sugar, caffeine, liquor and most dairy (oohh goat cheese you temptress). I am trying to go to sleep earlier, and get up earlier. I am focusing on enjoying getting in shape, no scales, no negative self talk.
I think I am just going to just set 3 goals and chip away at them inexhaustibly.
Right now I can do maybe 3-4 miles hiking, by the end of the year I want to be able to do a 20 mile hike comfortably.
Right now I can ride 3-4 miles on my bike, by the end of the year I want to be able to do 60-70 mile bike ride.
Right now I have a bunch of ideas for songs I want to write, by the end of the year I want 3 finished songs for the new record I am going to complete in 2021.
There’s a lot of things that go into creating each of these goals, but rather than make it complicated, these are my 3 Primary goals for the year.
I have decided that taking on 3 Habits might really help support my 3 goals. If my habits don’t shift, my actions won’t, and that is not an option this year. The three habits I finally decided on were based on my past experimentation’s with trying to motivate myself.
Those 3 habits are :
1) Daily morning meditation
2) Daily Morning stretching & Yoga
3) Learning Spanish
Before I do anything, I do these 3 things!
Race Cars are designed to have massive amounts of horse power, for speed, so they can win on the track. I have come to realize my mind is a beasttt of a Race Car, and the only thing that can control that car is my soul. When I meditate and do yoga I move into a soul consciousness, and I see things differently.
My problems become lessons, with chapters. It has taken me a long time to understand and try to move from that awareness, and I can’t tell you how many times I still get reactive about situations instead of being more patient with others and myself.
When I live in a Soul conscious state of awareness, my race car mind wins me fucking races.
Without soul consciousness I run in fear, between the horns of the crazed bulls in my mind. Like a race car spinning out of control on a track. My first 2 habits clear my mind, my third habit focuses it. When I leave my house I am clear, and grounded in a deeper awareness. Everything that happens that day is will be to teach me. The slow driver in front of me to teach me patience, the rude person at the grocery store to teach me kindness. The universe isn’t out to get me, it’s out to improve me. If I just slow down and look at things little deeper, behind everything is a lesson.
Developing that consciousness is the gift my concussion gave me.
On a more obvious, and wayyyy less esoteric note I know that going to bed early helps, and am working on getting that woven into this schedule. Right now I feel a bit overwhelmed with all the changes, but it takes change, to change!! As such, I am sucking it up and getting it done. It takes 60 days to create a habit, I have 45 more days to go!!!
In the flow,