By Casey Grey
I had a commitment to meditate every day this year. Yesterday that streak was broken...
It was not that I did not want to meditate, I just forgot. It was Easter Sunday and my usual routine was changed.
I'm disappointed in myself but not because I did not meditate. I'm disappointed because I had a chance to put a reminder (or system) in place and I didn't. In this case it was as simple as saying "Siri, remind me to meditate at 7:30pm tonight."
I've come to realize that I forget a lot. It's not that I have a bad memory, it's that I have a lot coming at me in a day. Reminders are my best friend. Here's the thing about forgetting.
Often you won't remember what you forgot...
Natasha did ask me if I was mindful yesterday, which I was. Plus I've mediated more than once some days. I feel a little better thinking about this but it's still not what I committed to. I committed to meditating every day this year.
The good news, I did not let anybody down. This is just for me. And I do have a great lesson to pull from something small.
What other systems can I put in place to make sure I stick to my commitments?