I’m really good at ideas. Ask anyone and they’ll say, “Oh yeah, her? Yeah, she’s really good at ideas. I don’t even know her, but I know that.” And then you’ll feel kind of bad because you didn’t know that I’m really good at ideas and everyone else did, and you’ll wonder if you’ve been living under a rock all your life. Well, maybe you have. I can’t say for sure, because it’s possible (although maybe not entirely likely) that I don’t know you.
But enough about you.
The problem is that while I’m great at ideas, I’m not great at their execution. Often I’ll say (with great conviction): “I’m going to do this!” without really know what this is. Case in point: my recent idea about the Yoga Project. I’m still trying to define exactly what I want it to be and how I’m going to put it into action. My ultimate goal with the Project is to incorporate habits into my life that will act as resources I can easily access when I’m feeling so stressed that I am tempted to restrict or purge (which has been happening more often than I’d like lately). I want to break the project down into steps, so that I avoid doing something I tend to do a lot, which is creating a huge goal and then getting overwhelmed by it and frustrated when I can’t accomplish it because it’s too overwhelming. I also want to stress that the Yoga Project doesn’t have to be limited to yoga-related goals. I’m calling it the Yoga Project because yoga has always been a good way for me to bring balance into my life, and a nice complement to running. But anyone can do their own variation of the Yoga Project. I think as long as the goal is to do something that is focused on overall health and wellness, the spirit of the Project is intact.
This week, so far, has been especially difficult for me food-wise so it will be interesting to see if working on building a consistent yoga practice helps with the unhealthy urges I’m dealing with at the moment. It’s Tuesday, so the week is still young, and I think it’s a good time to put down some goals. Inaugural Yoga Project goals!
1) Practice yoga at least twice, for any length of time. Whatever is comfortable.
2) Try to prepare one dinner at home. This will probably be the hardest thing. Me and making choices about food don’t really get along these days.
I’m going to give myself room to define the Project further as I move forward with it. I think this is a good enough start for now, though.