One Observance, One Restraint
Is this a good time in your life to make a commitment to practice? If so, read on.
You’ll select 1 observance and 1 restraint. Choose practices you sense will enliven you in some way. Make them specific and measurable.
How to Maintain Momentum
It can be challenging to keep your practices vibrant. Here are two ways that might support you:
1. The Seinfeld Method
Print out a monthly calendar. Put a big RED “X” for each day you practice. (You might use a different color for the observance and restraint.) Keep the calendar where you can see it. The idea is to keep the visual chain going. Try doing with pen and paper. Go analog!
2. Enroll a Practice Partner
Find someone who might like to be an ally for your practice. Determine what kind of support you’d like and might offer to your partner.
* Send a daily or weekly email about your practice and your experience. This can be as simple a putting the information in the subject line. Your partner doesn’t have to respond. But they notice.
*Schedule a series of calls or meetings with your partner to share observations and challenges.