Ready to start practicing? Review the steps below to help get you started.
1. What direction do you want to move in your life? What questions are you asking? What answers are you seeking?
2. Make a list of the practices you already have in your life.
3. Which ones are working for you and which ones do you want to drop, modify or transform?
4. Peruse the collection of LTP practices and get familiar with each of them.
5. Which of the LTP practices are compelling to you right now? What is it that interests you most about dedicating a part of your life to this practice?
6. Review the How To Start Your Practice section for your chosen practice or practices. What is the next step you want to take? Use the Practice Planner below to map out your plan.
7. Once you draft your practice plan consider registering on our site and joining one of our practice groups. Membership is free and gives your access to a supportive environment where you can meet and learn from others engaged in a life of practice.
Practice Planner Sample
I will practice…
Document what it is you want to practice.
For instance, nourishment or self-compassion.
And it looks like this…
How will you practice? Will this happen daily? Will it happen when cued by something internal or external? What support do you need? Where will you be when you practice?
For instance, I will practice nourishment and it looks like me signing up to follow one new Paleo food blog.
For this much time…
For how long will you practice? How much time will you dedicate daily or weekly?
For instance, I will practice nourishment and it looks like me signing up to follow one new Paleo food blog and trying at least one new recipe each weekend.
With this permission…
What gets in your way of practicing? What thoughts, excuses, or rationalizations come to mind when you think of starting this practice? What stops you?
For instance, I will practice nourishment and it looks like me signing up to follow one new Paleo food blog and trying at least one new recipe each weekend with the permission to feel awkward in the kitchen and to not have the recipe turn out right but to have fun and enjoy the process of learning something new.