Yoga Journal #83: Habits & Routine

As part of January (and the mailer that went out this afternoon) I’ll be focusing on habits and routine this month and have an accountability chart to track my progress. Am working on maintaining 5 “resolutions” this month – 1. a morning routine (including journaling, yoga, meditation, reading) 2. an evening routine, (including ten mins “tidy up” planning for tomorrow and filling in resolution chart) 3. putting the phone away (less time on social media aimlessly), 4. drinking more water, 5. exercise (non yoga) regularly. Thought I would use this journal space as another place to keep accountability.

Today went ok – did morning routine like a ninja. Have so far achieved evening routine (typing this in the evening after 10 mins “tidy up” – got really into it surprisingly (from the person who is the messiest-cat)). Wasn’t so great on the “putting the phone away front – started out strong this morning with not being on my phone but then it gradually landslided (landslid? Is that even a word?) anywhoo – I pretty much failed at that. But it did make me more aware of how often I unconsciously reach for my phone. Didn’t get a giant sweat on today – so no gold star for the exercise habit. (I did for a fleeting second contemplate going for a run – but then remembered how fucking cold it is. No thanks. Will try again tomorrow.) Just need to finish up my evening routine by planning tomorrow – which will include sending off a new card order to be printed, completing some graphic work for a client, planning a yoga class and playlist for Thursday, teaching a kids yoga session, replying to emails and working on a project I am busy with. Working on less busyness and more productivity.

Should probably have started the first journal entry of 2016 (and my first journal entry in ages) with some kind of reflective post, or some kind of “goals for the coming year”. Oh well. Anyway, welcome to 2016 – I feel big things coming and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.

Am off to bed now, husband is already asleep – jet lag (from our trip to Australia is still in full swing). Looking forward to getting my kickstarter goal planner diary!

  1. Rhianne on January 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I’m so bad for my phone – I’ve started charging it across our bedroom this year – at first to get me out of bed in the morning with the alarm (I hate getting up) – but now it stops me looking at my phone before bed and when I get up in the morning too – I reach for it all the time and then remember that its not there any more.

    My evening routine is now your morning one – yoga, meditation, journalling and reading my book before bed, how funny. I find it really relaxing and the meditation has really been clearing my head of all the stresses from the day. Its only been 5 days in the evening but I think I’m hooked completely (and considering the head space subscription too, ohhhh!)

    • Ché Dyer on January 7, 2016 at 9:08 am

      yep! it’s one of my hardest things to master too! It think being aware of it is the main thing! At least – that’s what I’m telling myself! haha xx headspace is awesome!! but there is also another app called Buddhify that I think is quite good too and much cheaper!

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