Ah, March on the west coast. Gentle winds turn into howling gales, soft sunshine turns into torrential rain, white puffy clouds turn into black menacing cloud banks. In other words, this is one very unpredictable month on the island! So, what’s a girl to do?
My challenge for the month is two-fold, one is to continue with the movement – walking, stretching, weights, etc – that I have been working on so far. I feel like I’m making some progress incorporating other things into my daily routine, so I want to keep working towards that goal. The second part to the challenge is to look at mental health. This is mostly about accepting change in this turbulent month, not being overly critical and not worrying so much.
To break it down into tasks —
- walk more than 3 times every week (this means a good walk, not just the dog’s quick bathroom walk which is done every day). I’m hoping the weather continues to cooperate with this.
- Alternate weight lifting and yoga stretching at least four times a week.
- Stop letting the voices in my head talk so much, make myself focus away from the worry or critical thinking by singing, reading, crafting, or generally distracting myself – from myself!
I’ll check back in the month and let you know how it’s progressing. I’m finding the focus is really helping me keep on track, and I really appreciate the great discussion and feedback you are all providing as well.
As I have mentioned before, March is a big month. There are three milestone birthdays around us this month (my Dad is the third one), and the blog will soon reach a milestone as well. So – watch for further developments!