Finishing Strong

It’s Day 22 of the 30 day comfort zone challenge. It’s proven to be difficult to maintain all the new habits I have been trying to incorporate into my life. I remember reading somewhere that you should start with only one or a few small habits at a time. This is good advice. However, I can’t deny the amount of enjoyment and fulfillment I’ve been deriving from doing all these new things. I’m going to write on the things I have learned thus far, and motivate myself to finish these next 8 days in strong fashion.

The first thing that comes to mind is the overall sense of sincerity I am developing in my interactions with others. This is evident in my interactions with new friends and strangers. From meditation, I have learned to pause and think about my reasoning for any actions I may take. I’ve learned the importance of slowing down and smelling the roses; to cherish the people around me and enjoy the opportunities that fall into my radar. From conversations with strangers, I’ve grown to understand the vast possibility of different perspectives. I’ve come to terms with accepting that I am not and never will be perfect, and while there may be no inherent meaning to life, this does not mean I will not enjoy my time here. Quite the contrary, I will live it to its fullest and experience the height of what it has to offer.

I’ve learned to embrace the chaos when it comes. The quote that has been resonating with me lately has been this, “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”. After all, in life; things happen. We give meaning to these things when we say they are either good or bad.

8 days to go. It’s refreshing to know how much of a positive impact something like this has been for me. It’s a sort of retreat in itself and furthers my understanding of the self. I’ll come out of this a better person, and use my experience to further the quality of my life.

I’m in charge of the direction of my own metamorphosis.


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