Month by month I like to list:
-zero-waste/simple living exploration
-wardrobe goals + projects
-books I read
-things I create
-what I'm wearing + thoughts
-seasonal pleasures I'm enjoying
-teaching goals + projects
-a to-do list
I'm also working through Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline for the second year in a row + recording notes + thoughts.
And I like to do the Moon List questions as they come out...for personal reflection + self knowledge.
Sitting down with a cup of tea, a favorite playlist + a lit candle...getting off-line...and using my handwriting...takes me into a different state of mind. This slow introspection almost always has me coming away with spirits lifted. My actions haven't necessarily changed, but my recognition of all that has been accomplished + explored brings me a bit of a sense of value that I may not have felt before. It also gives me a sense of direction going forward.
What is your monthly practice?