So we’ve gone through yet another cycle of the moon. It has left Taurus, transitioned through Sagittarius (the past full moon) and will (or has) entered into the Gemini constellation. So before I look ahead to see what I should be trying to focus on within the Gemini new moon, I thought I’d do a reflection back on the few goals I set for Taurus new moon.
Those goals for the Taurus new moon included: (1) Drink my water, (2) try to mediate at least three times a week (bonus if I can do it daily—though that might not happen during vacation); and (3) remember that it is fine to disagree with people and that not every person is meant to stay in one’s life.
So I’ve been managing at least 40 oz. of water a day. This is less than the usual recommended amount of 64-80, but it is something. Most days I usually manage closer to 50 to 60 oz. Part of the problem is that when I’m busy working I may easily go an hour or more without getting a drink of water. Plus depending on my mood—I may not have finished my tea yet (I usually use that mug also for my water afterwards). But I am trying to make sure that I drink at least two mugs of water before leaving work (that way its at least 40 oz). Then in the evening I try to drink a little more. Obviously this is something that I still need to work on making sure that I get a good (somewhere between 60 and 80 oz.) amount in a day.
I’m trying to get back into the mediation routine (I’ve managed almost all this week—and that was with having not done it for almost a month). It may not necessarily be five minutes, but if I can even manage two or three minutes I take it as a win. Again, this is something that I’m trying to get back in the habit of doing more of, as I find I do sleep better after quieting my mind for a while.
There will always be people you disagree with and that can be hard to deal with. I’m just trying to remember that one should always try to keep the workplace a decent place to work (I won’t say happy because one can’t always be happy all the time), but it should be somewhere that you enjoy going to do majority of the time.
I managed some portions of all the goals, and I know that I’m still going to work on them continuously to try to help achieve that work life balance.