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Friday, March 9, 2012

I started the "Two Things" challenge two days ago.  I used the first two days to buy a plant and a pot for it.  I've been feeling that I want to "put down roots" in a couple of areas of life.  I purposely got bright yellow tulips.  (In chakras, yellow is associated with assertiveness and power.)  According to Feng Shui they are in the "Knowledge and Wisdom" part of my house.

I used other tasks to do bathroom cleaning.  (My bathroom is in the "Wealth and Prosperity" Feng Shui section.)  Today I used one task to drink two glasses of water and the other to finish reading an astrology book.  The water is because my doctor told me I should be drinking six glasses of water a day.  I got to the point where I wasn't having any water at all, which was making me feel really guilty!  I wanted to do something concrete about that.  I am reading the astrology book for a class that I am taking.  I am supposed to read 25 books by October, and so far I have read five.  (It worked out to 25 pages per day the last time I checked.)

My friend Nelly over at ChallengeYourselfToSuccess.com has been doing challenges for months, and they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so...

I just finished a 16-week challenge to do morning pages every day.  Morning pages are three pages written in longhand on any topic, and are defined in Julia Cameron's book "The Artist's Way."  I ended up missing only one day in the whole 16 weeks.  Yay!

My next challenge is called "Two Things."  Every day I pick two things to do in the morning, and I have to do both of them by the end of the day.  Naturally, these are not intended to be things that will take a lot of time.  Also I'm giving myself the day off on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.  The challenge runs until May 1, 2012.