I want a lot out of this month but I am trying to teach myself to add things slowly instead of trying to do everything all at once.
After all, I know that successful changes, new practices, come from starting small and building up.
I also know that jumping right into a bunch of new practices all at once feels good. I feel engaged and energetic and accomplished…until I run out of steam.
And despite the fact that I run out of steam EVERY SINGLE TIME, my brain still wants to chase that excited feeling of doing ALL OF THE THINGS.
Without the benefits of medication and experience, I would be planning to do more art, more writing, more exercise, more Taekwon-do, more house organizing, more everything all at once, starting right now, maybe half an hour of each, on top of what I already do each day.
It would be fun today but by the end of the week, I would be out of steam.
So, instead, I am layering all of those things into my life during May.
I will ‘touch’ each habit each day but only really focus on one at a time.
Let’s see how it goes.