Too busy? Tired? Unmotivated? Discouraged with your progress? Forty days is a long time to hold on to your commitment to personal daily practice. There is a natural ebb and flow of concentration and motivation during the Winter Feast, and many people find points at which they feel stuck. Reach out for help. If you miss some of your practices, just start again. Or try listening to another teacher or another tradition for a while. Sometimes an unfamiliar voice or practice can reinvigorate you. These aids are here to help you get back on track.