My studies have picked back up thanks to a friend of mine recommending a good video podcast on graphic design. I still haven’t purchased “The Ultimate Question,” but that’s on my to-do list this week. Just need to wait ‘til it’s a little bit closer to payday.
So I skipped my run today. To be far, I have been pretty sore the past couple of days, and I’ve been a little concerned about not taking any time to recuperate. This morning, I woke up on time (7:47) and meditated like I intended to, but I really just felt like taking a rest from running. I’ll run again tomorrow, but today I just wasn’t up to it. And that is okay. I feel the meditation is a more important part of cultivating discipline, and I’ve been practicing that very regularly. The only hindrance is my lack of willingness to get up with my alarm every morning. Rather, I’ll wake up on time but end up falling back asleep and waking up closer to the time I have to prepare for work. If I can commit a little stronger to sitting upright in bed when I wake up, I think I’ll be able to manage my wake-up time better. I’m firmly convinced that the worst thing I can do is lie in bed and assume that “I’ll just get up in a minute.” Moving to a seated position and then a standing position as quickly as possible is still going to be the best way to get up on time. I continue thinking things while I meditate, but that is okay too. I’m trying to keep my mind a swinging door for thought to pass through unhindered, and that has made me receptive to things I haven’t thought about in years. I’m not one for nostalgia, but I’ve been inadvertently revisiting some locations from the past.