Monday, April 8, 2013
Happy Monday!! Mondays always feel like crazy town to me. Do they feel like that to you? It seems like no matter what I do to try to make them easier they always end up being crammed with stuff that HAS to get done before I go to bed. I don't know if this is reality or if I have somehow created the Monday monster, but I'm really going to have to explore this!
Anyway, just a quick post today to let you know how my #Project30Days is going! My three goals are to get up early each day, spend some time in quiet reflection and write a blog post every day. So far I am right on track. The hardest has definitely been getting up early. My alarm goes off at 5:45 and I allow myself a single snooze. Then I fool around on my phone for a few minutes while I wake all the way up. I was noticing that the fool-around time can become quite long, so I installed an app on my phone to shut me out of anything I would want to get into at 6:00. Problem solved!
My quiet reflection has been an absolute revelation to me! I am loving this time to myself, so much so, that when my kids get up earlier than expected I am a little disappointed that it gets cut short and a couple of mornings have found myself up even earlier so I get that alone time in. I have also found it just really sets the tone for the day. I am much more in the moment and reflective throughout the day if I begin the day this way.
Blogging has been going well! I find the more I write, the more I have to write about! Isn't it funny how life is like that in general?
I am definitely learning a lot from my projects, and will keep you posted. One of the best things that has come out of it is that I have really been digging into my productivity. I have a blog post coming soon about some great things I have found to help me, because I need help in that area!!
One of the best things about #project30days is that a great little community has popped up of other people doing projects. @SensibleFlutist on twitter even created a list (although, I don't think everyone one is on it yet.) People are posting their updates using #project30days. If you are intrigued, please join in! This will not be one and done for me! I plan to continue with other #project30days throughout the year.
Please leave a comment with your twitter handle and blog URL if you want to join in! I am totally inspired by everyone's commitment to this, and it really helps to have that accountability!!