The Year of Doing Nothing (post 2.03)
Today I reviewed my progress. I looked over my calendar and determined whether I was on track for scheduling no more than 1 appointment a week. In January, I had three appointments. February, however, was looking a bit problematic. Seven appointments were scheduled for February. I thought to myself, how could this be? I'm only a month into The Year of Doing Nothing and I have seven appointments scheduled in February, two of which were scheduled at the same time on the same day! One problem was that the month was short; the other, that I had to fit in a trip to my sister's near the end of the month.
I decided that it would be in the interest of this project to reschedule a couple appointments into March. I also had one week in February that had nothing on the calendar. I called up and made an appointment for that week, filling it with something I had been procrastinating on.
I also reviewed my "to do" list. Several items were checked off, but quite a few remained. I decided they were in the "important, not urgent" category and kept them on the list. I briefly pondered whether I should take one item off the list everytime I add an item, even if it's not completed. Otherwise my "to do" list will get very long. I am making a concerted effort not to do to everything on the list, which may sound strange, but this is in keeping with trying to make my spiritual practices a priority.
I decided it is worthwhile to check in at the beginning of the month, each month, in this way.