Celebrate organizing milestones
It's time for a check in with all of you to see how you're doing working towards those goals we talked about back in January. I do hope that you wrote them down in your notebook or typed them up like I did and posted them next to the computer in your office where you see them every day.
You may remember that one of my personal goals this year is to learn to stand on my head. You may also remember that I was pondering the idea of setting goals and not attaching yourself to the outcome. But, instead, enjoying the process of getting there. Well, I've been upside down in headstand (freaked me out!) against the wall once in the last six months with some assistance from one of my favourite instructors, Jillana, and one other day Barb almost had me doing it! That's what I would call a milestone.
You may hear people mention that they hit a major milestone in their pursuit of a goal. I'll bet if you've been working on your goal of becoming a more organized person since January you've probably hit some milestones and perhaps without even realizing it. Maybe your master bedroom has finally been conquered, everything put in its place and you've managed to keep clutter off the floor and other surfaces (yes, I mean your dressers). Maybe you have finally made a commitment to processing your household paperwork once a week so now you open the mail, pay the bills, do your weekly filing and voila, no more mess on the dining room table.
Or maybe you have been practicing using the word "no" more often so that you are no longer overcommitted and stressed out by trying to squeeze too much into one day.
I am pleased to report that last week I hit another milestone. I actually got into a yoga posture known as full wheel. On the first attempt I had some help (again from Jillana) but then I managed to get back up into that posture twice without help - yeh! What's that got to do with headstand? It turns out that having my head upside down is what I'm afraid of and in full wheel your head is upside down. Perhaps that is the road to mastering headstand? Getting myself upside down any way I can and building confidence over time.
Can you celebrate any organizing milestones? If not, can you set some that will lead you toward achieving your goal of becoming more organized? Before you know it these milestones will lead you to an organized space.
The final challenge is to achieve something known as sukha in yoga world (yes, Krista, I've been listening). When applied to yoga postures the Sanskrit word sukha means "comfortable," "easy" or "spacious." However, these are all words that I know will help you enjoy being a more organized person. Or, maybe you should come to yoga class and learn to stand on your head instead?