This is my third 40 Days, and the first two were not so much of a struggle for me. I like going to yoga. I like having the set schedule. Since this time last year I've had a very regular yoga practice, and it's not been too much of a stretch to increase it for six weeks.
We are supposed to set our intentions for the 40 Days. I had a general "keep doing what I'm doing" intention set, but I really mean that. In the last year, I have seriously committted on working on myself and I have enjoyed the progress. I feel more connected to the things and people around me. I feel much more in touch with my body. I love the feeling of power after a good yoga practice. And I feel like these things are coming off the mat too.
The last 40 days, I really worked on my meditation practice, and I enjoyed the ritual and the time to myself. Since Graham is also committed to this practice, he fully understands when I take a moment for myself for meditation. I've set up my personal meditation space in the fireplace. We have been keeping a pile of floor pillows there for years, and the coffee table is right in front of it. It's a perfect place to take a moment to observe my thoughts, feelings, emotions, and physical space. It's not like in Houston, Texas we use the fireplace for anything else. I fell off the meditation wagon in December, so I'm glad that the 40 days gives me an opportunity to revisit my committment.