I had a client once that loved the idea of having a morning and evening mindfulness routine, but had a lot of trouble being consistent in doing the practices.
When we were discussing what was keeping her from doing the practices in the way that she wanted to, she told me that part of her evening routine was a gratitude list.
Seems pretty normal right? Lots of people recommend it and say it works. Only problem was that she ABSOLUTELY HATED DOING IT.
And that was throwing off her entire experience of the mindfulness practice.
So we talked about her skipping the gratitude practice for a week (because what’s the point of making a gratitude list if the feeling you’re actually producing is dread?)
And she did. And she was more consistent with her practice.
Just a reminder that you can abandon shit that doesn’t work for you.
Check your systems. Is it over complicating things? Not giving you the result you’re looking for?
You know what’s best for you.