For the weeks leading up to my birthday I contemplated what goal I wanted to achieve this year. Not an easy process as my history of goal setting has been rife with incompletes. As I reviewed my history I recognized my tendency to choose objectives that 1) did not interest me, though I thought they did. 2) required me to learn something in an unreasonable amount of time. Or 3) required me to let go of something that stripped my life of joy. I saw that I needed to contemplate what my own interests are instead of reaching for some goal in the clouds. And I needed to be reasonable. Not limiting, just reasonable.
On December 1st of this year I set out on a mission to balance body and mind. I realize that achieving homeostasis is a daily practice and not measured by a final goal. And there are many, many steps to take in creating harmony in our body and mind. My commitment to myself is this: 365 days of exercise (be it a walk, hike, bike, run, yoga, alternate nostril breathing, anything) for 20 minutes a day. One day at a time. From this promise I will remain open to other intentions that arise and allow myself to follow new challenges. I will track days here to share my experience and hope you will join me for the inspiration and support. Join me in contemplating or setting your own reasonable personal goal.