Analysis of the 20 days.
- I intended to do only 10 minutes a day, but quickly took it to 20 minutes (for about 15 of the 20 days).
- I quickly reversed a temptation to pile other goals on the original goal. This prevented setting myself up for failure.
- At the beginning of the period, I read of breathing techniques used by Crowley. I incorporated a version of this into the practice and it was a great success.
- A journal was kept for all days of the period.
- Failure is likely to occur on days that are not 'routine'. In other words, days that are not work days and find me at home in the evening.
- I did skip one day near the end, and it was due to alcohol and other bad choices.
- At the first sign of success, I started to pile other goals onto the original goal (see related 'good thing' above).
- Once the 20 days was up, I stopped. This was not my original intent. The cause of failure is two-fold. First, the first day off practice was also the first of many days living outside normal routine. Second, I had no formally stated plan for what to do next.
- Journal entries were often delayed to the next day. They should have been done just after the end of each Yoga exercise.