3650 Days Later

On 1 October 2010, I decided to begin a daily 20 minute yoga routine.

Today is the 10th anniversary.

Whilst the practice has evolved and now includes yoga, other exercise, gratitudes and meditation, it remains an absolute rock at the start of each day, and over this decade I’ve missed only a handful of sessions, when I’ve felt too unwell.

So, approximately, I’ve just completed 3650 days of yoga.

Aside from the obvious health benefits – mentally and physically – it’s reminded me of how powerful a regular habit can be.

Something I’ve been struggling to find lately on the blogging front.

Perhaps I should just do the obvious, get up a little earlier and latch on to this already firmly established yoga routine with 30 minutes of writing.

But how about you? What regular habits do you have that enrich your life?

Please let us know in the comments below (and don’t forget to tick the “Notify me of new comments via email” box to follow the conversation).

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10 thoughts on “3650 Days Later”

  1. I admire your persistence and patience with the yoga routine Dan! I can’t be that strict with myself and apart from my creative habits I do cycle a lot and also play 5 a side football once a week.

  2. I use blogging as a way to get me out taking more photographs which I enjoy. Days I don’t post new things I’ve usually spent doing some family or friends photo/video which we keep to ourselves. I get exercise but I do need to think about doing it as a daily routine. I notice people that do this seem happier.

    1. I think everyone has daily habits, things as simple as getting up, having breakfast, brushing your teeth, having a shower, and so on. The trick is to find the ones already embedded, and latch an additional habit on the back of them.

  3. I tried to read in my kindle ereader the most possible each day, at least fifteen minutes or a couple of hours from different topics. So far I have read around 600 books and there are 400 in queue, if they had been physical copies I am sure I couldn’t have afforded them. I will get the ones I liked more in physical as somehow they feel so feeble and vulnerable to the caprices of the digital world.

  4. The only habit that I think I have had for that long, is the habit of praying and reading the bible and other inspirational bible-based texts… everything else (other than going to work, eating etc) is a bit based on what the need of the moment is…

    1. That sounds like a very strong, and very worthwhile habit to me Chris! I had this book of bible stories when I was a child, and whatever your beliefs may or may not be, the bible’s full of cracking stories!

      1. Ahaha indeed, there’s some interesting stories in there. As a child, I think I knew all of the kings and could tell all their stories in detail…
        Now my approach is quite different, I have not found a better book to meditate on, especially the New Testament and the Psalms and Proverbs.

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