February is in Focus...

It amuses me that I place so much trust in things that I have no control over, such as the rising and setting of the sun and moon. Even when the moon leaves it's usual nocturnal stage and shows up in daylight, I still trust the order of the galaxy. Completely. 

Then there's my own little universe of mundane maintenance. As always, the new year incites the overthrow of bad habits and for the last few weeks I've been plotting to create some kind of schedule for my life. Even as I'm living happily-ever-after, there's still stuff to be done.

As I was dusting eyeshadow on my lids this morning, the face that has appeared from  months of persistent brush strokes seemed to say, "Look at what your near daily action has done." I got a quick and humorous lesson regarding the complexity of being human and judging myself too harshly. After all, the sun doesn't do anything but just hang out. It's the earth that works hard at circling the sun. And another thing, I am in total control of my actions, most of them at least. I can create as much order as I want. I snapped an unflattering photo of my new guru and it became my Project Life 365 entry for the day, #Repetition.

Tony Robbins has said, "It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently." That covers the good, the bad, and the ugly. So for the month of February, I'm going to focus on the order that already exists in my life and build from there. If there are things I'm repeatedly doing that aren't bringing the results I want, I can change them. What would I rather see?

And then, as sure as I am that the sun will rise tomorrow, the next best thing will appear.

This month I want to:

  • List the things that I repeatedly do.
  • Schedule things that I want to do.
  • Complete my Perpetual Calendar.
  • Finish knitting the scarf I keep taking apart.
  • Continue to enjoy my nutrition class on Coursera.