Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Tomorrow is the start of February - which this year has 29 days. So, it seems like a good time for a 29 day challenge! I am "stealing" this idea from Austin Kleon who has a book by the title. "Steal Like an artist" --( though I have his written permission to pass along his idea here!)
During this month, you choose something that you would LIKE to do -- daily. Perhaps it is something like meditate for 20 minutes, or read for 1/2 hour, or take a walk, or, or, or... You decide. It should be something that calls to you, yet that you don't seem to get around to making space for. I plan to commit to making a small sketch everyday. Your choice. Then you can make a calendar for yourself (or copy this one if you know how to do that!) and each day you give yourself a big fat check mark. Then, you decide how you're going to reward yourself at the end of the month. An ice cream sundae? A new book? A blank day in your calendar?
Spiritual practices do not necessarily need to be done every day -- but, in this case, that is what we are committing to. Don't bite off more than you can chew! But, make a distinct intention to carry it out. Would love to hear what you pick and how that goes for you! Happy Leap year!
This idea is from Austin Texas author and artist, Austin Kleon. I highly recommend his website; www.austinkleon.com his most recent book, "Keep Going; 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good times and Bad. (available through his website and his other older books are good too!) and you can sign up to get a weekly email from him where he shares "10 things he wants to share this week" -- which I usually find engaging!