So, what actually works? Intentionally cultivating small daily practices/habits/actions (it matters not what we call them) will inch us towards the really big goals … and without the pressure. On the daily, these things can seem relatively insignificant (a 15 minute daily meditation or a 30 minute workout a few days a week), but the results compound into miraculous transitions over time. It starts with a subtle shift in mindset, but the results are pure magic. It’s the art of learning to mindfully focus on taking one step at a time, instead of allowing your thoughts to drift to the finish line (which could still be hundreds of miles away, and which can seem really daunting and make you want to give up all together).
The daily habit I intend to cultivate in 2016 which will surely be the most fun is a handstand a day. I’ve been (rather half-assedly) working on my yoga handstand for a couple of years now. And, yes, I have seen some progress. But, I’m ready to see more hang-time and better alignment. I’m ready to handstand around the world (which I’m already doing in my mind & just need my physical body & travel budget to catch-up). 😉 This daily practice will translate into more joy in the playfulness of being upside-down as well as the feeling of accomplishment in achieving a goal that’s been a long time coming (and that once seemed so daunting).