Today marks the 76th day in a row that I’ve meditated since deciding to start shortly after the new year. What’s most interesting to me about that fact is that in order for that to be true, that means that I’ve been able to find at least 15 minutes a day to practice.
I’ve often used the excuse “I don’t have enough time” for whatever it was that I was hoping to accomplish and/or complained about trying to find time for something each and every day. I’ve again proved to myself that those excuses were all just crap. Of course, I ‘knew’ that before – but having something as tangible as seeing the 76 day streak is incredibly motivating and energizing.
Mechanically, the Headspace app has been the method that I’ve been utilizing and what started at 15 minutes continues to expand and refine. I don’t try to point at specific things to say ‘oh, I see this is a result of doing it’ but I know it’s made a difference.
I think back to the 2 days where I ‘forgot’ and got out of bed at 11:30pm to ensure I did it that day, I think back to moments across the previous two years when starting was ‘on my list’ and I never got around to it. I now see, know, feel and am again reminded that it was always possible and can’t wait to harness that to add even more amazing routines and practices to my life.
So what will you do with your 15 minutes?