Only Day 4 of “6 Habits”, but it seems to be going well. What drives it is the having to write each day, because I have to be able to report on the other five, if nothing else!
Exercise: I did 7 laps today. Working up to whatever I can handle, divided up if necessary.
Cooking: I have leftover green veggies I sautéd yesterday, so I’ll incorporate them into a balanced meal.
Meditation: This morning I turned on Indian ragas, burned incense, sat on the floor looking at plants for a minute or two, and thought gardeny thoughts. I realized the closest I used to come to meditation was while gardening or interacting with wildlife, so this spring should help. I don’t have accessible prairies, wetlands, and forests here, so that’s out. In fact, growing things and nature don’t seem to be a significant part of people’s lives here, which is so perplexing to me. For me it’s as essential as water and air.
Reading: I’m thinking I need to add on a different or additional habit here, because reading is what I already do daily. Like nature, it goes without saying. It’s second nature! I don’t suppose anyone out there (of my 2.5 readership) has any suggestions?
Writing: Self-explanatory. It’s what keeps me honest. It may be the most pivotal one for me. Instead of a chore, I have to creatively de-block my mind each day.
Socializing: Tonight and tomorrow I’ll be at Avdi’s, if that counts. I try to connect with new contacts online, but most people are busy having a life. I won’t give up until someone bites! (Hopefully not literally.)