Peggy had been a stay at home mom for 9 years. She was at a breaking point, focusing all her time and energy on her kids and none on herself.
She signed up for a life coach training program, and threw herself their recommended daily practice to notice and dissolve her painful thoughts. But after a year, she realized that it wasn’t very effective for her. Even though she learned the technique and could use it effectively with other people, it wasn’t causing many shifts in her life.
So she tried another practice – yoga. This was a completely different experience. She felt genuinely inspired to do this practice. She felt the benefits right away and continued to feel them as she practiced more. She was so inspired that she went on to create this podcast to find out how other people create their own transformative daily practices they love.
Listen to Peggy’s story of how daily practice has changed her life, and what she has learned about creating a daily practice from all the people she has interviewed.
In this interview, Peggy shares:
- the three questions to ask to see if a practice is working for you
- her favorite analogy to think about daily practice
- how many days to try a practice to see if it resonates with you
- the number of days is really takes to form a habit
- guidelines for checking in with yourself about your practice
- how much time you need every day to start a daily practice
- what it’s like to feel inspired to start a new practice
- the value of connecting with a group when you start a practice
- the benefits of having multiple practices
- her best advice to start a daily practice
Resources to Connect with Peggy:
Resources to Connect with Jaree:
Other Resources Shared in this Interview:
- The Work of Byron Katie
- this blog post and this one talk about how a study explores how long it takes to create a new habit
- guests mentioned in the show:
- Natanya Lara – identifying one thing she’s grateful for before she gets out of bed
- Elena Lipson – setting her alarm 10 minutes earlier and hitting the snooze button
- Sharon Alexander – how her 24 year yoga practice has changed over time
What’s your experience with daily practice been like? Did you get any new perspective on daily practice from listening to Peggy’s experience? I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below.