In fact, I had an eight-day lapse.
I’d love to be able to blame ECG for disrupting my rhythm, and maybe I can on some level (despite the fact that I engaged in several wonderful guided meditations that weekend), but I only have myself to hold responsible for not reestablishing my practice.
Rather than beat myself up about the gap, however, it will likely be more productive to strategize about how to get back into the swing of things. First things first: see how bad things actually are.
- Didn’t meditate/record meditation from 9/26-10/3
- Still have managed to have at least 20 minutes a week, however.
- Despite all this, September was one of my best months for sheer time (150 mins) spent meditating that I’ve had.
So maybe things aren’t as bleak as all that. One of the advantages of the timer app is that it holds me accountable. One of the disadvantages is that my inner perfectionist wants to give up at the first sign of possible failure. Sounds like it’s time to remind the perfectionist that even someone who fails is still worthy of love.
Now, to boil some water and steep some meditation tea.