Thank you Kishi for calling people in!
I started on Sunday, 5 days after the official challenge, so today is the end of my first week.
I saw Mistr’s post first, and it was everything I needed to get things started.
Every day, I did something to acknowledge that I was on this journey. I would recall each day and what I did were it available - it isn’t, at the moment, and that is okay.
I did something on Mistr’s list. Twice it was HIIT (I re-downloaded Pokemon to and started a new account... it was amazing for keeping my anxiety at bay while doing sprints in intervals between slow walking, and I feel it will allow some positive tracking and celebration; I am only playing this game when I am out walking, and remembering to clear my mind and embrace a sense of calm. I’m tracking based on “walking” my Pokémon, who I have named Zen.) Two day’s it was yoga. Two days it was stretching and freedance, and some body awareness. And one day I just did some very simple exercises - a few squats, one lunge on each leg, and I broke a push up, maybe.
Each day I practiced positive memory. At least four of those days resulted in an actual record of a positive event on my calendar.
And, most importantly, every day I asked for help, and remembered how positive that was to do.
I want to keep these steps simple. My first week’s “challenge” goal was to keep returning to this vision, these values, and this intent. And I DID so. That feels... so promising. But also hope, and hope brings fear, so I’m just going to take a deep breath and continue.
My challenges goals for this next week is to
- continue doing a physical activity every day from Mistr’s post (Dojo Mat victory - hold this and its intention every day in your mind.... Silver Victory - do this at least three times this week.... Gold Victory - do this every day this week.)
- practicing positive memory to engender a sense of calm and safety in the concept of a daily routine (Victories = Same as above, regarding the actual writing of a positive memory in your calendar)
- Asking for help. From someone. (Victories = Same we the above, but gold is with recording something you asked for help with in your calendar.)
Im going to use a lot more of your post, Mistr - I so appreciate your mentorship.
Thank you for this CWS! This really become my core driving paradigm this week, the rock when things were tough or my brain tried to tell me what I was doing wasn’t enough. Know that you made a difference.
It’s hard to tale it slow, and value my own mental limits and abilities and needs, but it’s a priority.
So much appreciation to this community, and best of luck in your Challenges.