January 1st 2017 marks the start of my 365 days of meditation challenge. If you’ve been reading my stuff for a while you will know in 2014 I released a short book on Kindle called “Challenge yourself, I dare you”. Challenges, usually 30 days long have helped me learn and quit various things over the years. It’s a framework that works for me. I want to take these 30 day challenges a step further now.
- 365 consecutive days of meditation
- Each session 10 minutes long
- Start date 1st January 2017
- End date 31st December 2017
At the end of the challenge I will screenshot the Headspace app I will be using to track my meditation time and streak. I will add the screenshot here for proof. If this isn’t updated at the end of 2017 feel free to nudge me. Being held accountable I have found is a great way to get things done. Call it peer pressure. If you remember ask me about it throughout the year.
I will be sharing my progress on The OCD Stories podcast over 2017.
Why am I doing this?
I like to challenge myself. Why? I do not know. I just do. Meditation however is something that has helped me in recovery from OCD. The present moment is an OCD assassin. OCD lives in the future and past, it can’t stand the present moment. Meditation is a great way to teach yourself the skill of living more in the present. Beyond OCD I want to live more and more in the present moment so I can be fully engaged in the here and now, and experience life for what it is, in all its beauty.
Why not try a challenge yourself? It doesn’t have to be 1 year, it can even be 7 days. The goal is merely to experience life beyond what you would normally do and build a new habit (or break one).
To your success,
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