Since I’ve created a detailed schedule, on paper, of my Tai Chi training sessions I have achieved several perfect scores.
My schedule has an outline of all my sessions for the week – from Monday to Saturday. Besides each session is a box I tick when I’ve completed that particular session. And when every box is ticked for the week that’s my Tai Chi perfect score.
My sessions are spread throughout the day which makes it easier for my knees and a welcome energiser when I’m working from home.
The differences between my previous schedule and my new schedule;
- easier to track my progress
- a good psychological boost when I tick the boxes, particularly when I achieve a perfect score
- more detailed
- at a glance it’s easier to rearrange my schedule if needed
Here’s how I organised my new schedule;
- worked out what I could realisticly handle over a week
- prioritised important sessions
- shorter sessions throughout the day so my knees could cope
- incorporated a review sessions and a new skills session
- Alternated intensive and less intensive sessions e.g weapons practice one day followed by forms practice the next day
- have Sunday off as a rest day
I now have a more systemised approach to training which I’m constantly reviewing and fine tuning. I’ve been able to strengthen my knees which has been a major achievement.
And I feel I’m making more progress.