Sunday, April 11, 2010
Well, I have been working diligently on my 100 day SparkStreak. I have several goals:
~ log in each day and spin the wheel
~ post daily gratitudes
~ work out at least 10 minutes each day (baby steps)
~ drink at least 6 glasses of water
~ eat at least 4 fruits and veggies each day
So...yesterday, I broke one of my streaks. Actually, I am not sure if I broke it or if some glitch in the SP site missed it. My login (spin the wheel) points don't show up. And my streak on that particular goal went from 93 days to 1.
At first I was quite upset by this. Only 7 days to 100! Then, I began to looking into who I could "blame" for this. I thought I should contact someone and let them know there had been some mistake! I even went and searched the FAQs to see if anyone else had had a problem with this. It was after about 10 minutes of stewing that I realized that this was the ONE goal that, although motivating, was not REALLY tied to my new healthy lifestyle, EXCEPT as an incentive to get me here.
Clearly, I had posted my gratitudes yesterday, done my workout, drank my water, etc. So...the loss of the streak in this particular category was perhaps a message to me not to obsess over the PERFECTION of the process, but rather the PROGRESS of the process -- and a message given in the kindest possible way, really.
Ok, now i get it. It really is about the journey. Thanks for the reminder, Universe! The Universe is certainly consistent in her messages to me of late! I'll give her that one! Always watching over me, too!