Just because you can do something once in a while doesn’t mean you can, or should, expect to do it all the time. Productivity is personal, and you must understand your rhythms and what is sustainable for you.
We are often afraid of creating space for silence out of fear of what might emerge. On Rosh Hashana, the shofar creates that silence for us through its piercing sound. But it’s still up to us to listen to the voice within.
On Rosh Hashana, the shofar rouses us from the depths of our being to commit to a new path, to reorient our maps, to change our behaviors. It is the ultimate call to action.
When I started my daily workout streak, everyone asked me how long it takes to create a habit. After 5 years of daily workouts, it’s still not a habit.
Five years ago I made the commitment to put my fitness first every day. No days off. No excuses. Here’s what it’s done for me.
What makes an action a ritual, as compared to a habit or just a thing you do?