We all know that it can be hard to start and maintain a regular sitting practice. So I wondered if anyone would care to join me in a daily meditation challenge for February?
I set up a meditation challenge for the last ten months, and it really seemed to strike a chord here and received lots of engagement and positive feedback. I stuck to daily meditation throughout the first & fourth of those months myself (struggled a little in the second, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth! but I do have a one year old son at the moment!), as did many others who took part. It provided a lovely sense of community and lots of encouragement.
So, here's the deal:
You choose how much time you want to spend meditating each day, and what sort of meditation you're going to practice. But you commit to practicing every day for the month of February, and maybe check in on here with others who are doing the same. The idea is to have some group support/accountability, to help you stick to daily practice all month long.
If it goes well, then we rinse and repeat for the month of March. I'll make a new post for that when the time comes.
Post a comment below if you'd like to take part. And if you'd like an accountability partner to really help see you through your daily practice, post a comment below that says "accountability partner needed". Then wait for someone else to reply to your comment, and say "I'll be your partner". You can help keep each other in check throughout the month.
For those who use Insight Timer, there is a group for this called Meditation Month. Feel free to join up and find some extra accountability there.
Good luck folks. Hope this helps some of you start a meditation habit and others get back into one.
TLDR: Encouragement and support for people trying to make daily meditation stick!
NOTE: I like to encourage everyone who wants to take part and who leaves a comment below by wishing them luck and other little things in response. But I don't reply to people who have asked for an accountability partner in their comment because I don't want them to get a little "new message" icon and get hopeful only to find it's me saying "good luck!", and also because I think people scanning comments to see if anyone needs a partner might more easily look past those that already have a reply, even if the reply is just from me and isn't actually an offer to be a partner. Just wanted to let those folks who don't get a reply from me know that it's nothing personal! I wish you luck too, and am pleased you're taking part! 🙂
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