In the month of of February, I’m going to try the Power of One concept. Let me explain:
Every day in February, I’m going to try doing one different thing, every day. That one thing is going to be something that is good for me, or helpful and kind to someone else.
For the next week, I’ll be preparing my 28 day list so I have ideas ahead of time. I hope to wake up with an idea that moves me for the day, too.
Doing one thing at a time will help me to work on my focus. Some of my Power of One focus will be short and easy things I normally do, like yoga and meditation. But I plan to do each activity with renewed focus and interest. For example, if I choose to cook a completely new meal I’ve never tried before, I will make sure I read the recipe first and plan out exactly what ingredients and how much time I will need. I’ll also plan the presentation. Since I’m home alone during this time, I’ll share it via FaceTime with my kids, which will also take planning.
Every morning when I wake up, I do stretches to help my scoliosis. It is sometimes difficult because of arthritis do to my stretches. So to make my morning stretch the Power of One, I’ll concentrate on each stretch and focus on how I’m feeling before I move on to the next stretch. Maybe I’ll put on some music and light a candle to make my morning stretch way more effective.
Doing one thing can help you master extreme focus. This focus can be channeled towards tasks that lead to a sense of great accomplishment. Focus and the Power of One will help me reach confidence and achieve results that once seemed impossible.
Doing one thing causes you to focus more. Through this process, you can see your opportunities for improvement and areas that you’re really good at. This self-reflection allows you to further compound your results, both mentally and physically.
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing” — Stephen Covey
Don’t you love this quote? It’s so true!
My tasks could be an hour or it may be an all day project. These are some of the things that I’m going to incorporate into my month of Power of One:
1. One room at a time. I plan to go through each room and decide what stays or goes. If it’s a big room, I’ll break it down to areas of the room per day so I don’t get overwhelmed.
2. DIY Facials. Since I love doing DIY facials, I’ll choose to do my DIY facials some days with extra research on new ingredients I haven’t tried before.
3. Reading without interruptions. I love to read articles about health, fitness, beauty ideas, crafting, and upcycling clothes. When I choose this for the day, I’ll set aside an hour or two of uninterrupted time to really immerse myself in the read I’ve chosen.
4. Nature day. I love going on hikes. When I choose this for my Power of One item, I’ll plan a trail and not think about anything other than the sounds and sight of that hike.
5. Dating. Something else I’ve been thinking about lately is dating. I don’t want to get started during the pandemic but I want to be ready to understand how to actually do this again. I’ll take a day or two to research dating in today’s world.
6. Traveling. I miss traveling so I’ll set a day for looking into places I’d like to go to when it’s safe to do so.
7. Check-In’s. I plan to choose a few days to call friends and family and check in on them and just listen to what’s up in their lives.
“The power of one is, above all things, the power to believe in yourself, often well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or box better.” -Peekay
Remember, any change begins with you, the Power of One. I like the way that sounds. What is your Power of One? I’d love to hear!