(Specific commitment duration is self-selected.)
Would you like support to keep your commitments? Does “I don’t want to, I don’t feel like it” sabotage your resolve? If so, this program is for you. Whatever your commitment—a fitness routine, not yelling at the kids, filing your taxes, a work project, a report for a class, a daily meditation practice—conditioned mind will work overtime to talk you out of it. Having someone to be accountable to for keeping our commitments is powerful support.
HOW IT WORKS
The ability to send and receive texts is required.
- When you sign up for the program you will be assigned a Buddy.
- You text your Buddy what your commitment is.
- You agree on a reporting structure with your Buddy.
I will send 2 texts a day to report how keeping my commitments is going.
I will send a text every day in the evening to report on whether I kept my commitment.
[This is up to you. Look to see what will be most supportive. If you want to change this mid-program, simply tell your Buddy.]
- Your Buddy will acknowledge your report.
- If you don’t text with an update, the Buddy will send you a reminder.
By simply having a Buddy to check in with, we are taking power away from the resistance of I-don’t-want-to-I-don’t-feel-like-it through kind, compassionate training in making and keeping commitments.
I’m in the pilot program. Having a Buddy to report to helps keep the self-hating voice of ‘you will fail’ from being the only input I hear. I love this simple program.
– a Sangha participant