This week's project did not go as planned. Day 1: Awesome walk around the park with the wife and the dog! Yay! Day 2: oh crap, my knee feels stiff and swollen. So I made myself do some form of self care every day, but walking was simply not in the books for this week. I had no phone hammock time, I thought and journaled on the train to Chicago, I walked around Chicago and allowed myself to really be in the moment. No phone, no headphones, simply enjoying the city.
In short, I practiced self care, just not in the way I intended.
And honestly I considered stopping this project. "You can't even do it right the first week!" keeps running through my head. But usually when things are hard it means you need to keep going. So I will keep going.
Gratitude. There are many ways to practice gratitude. My wife and I try to tell each other three things we are grateful for at the end of every day. Some people keep gratitude journals. I like to write people letters. But in some way, shape or form I am going to actively practice gratitude this week. I hope to write some handwritten letters.
What are your plans for this week?
How did last week go?