Meditating is so good for me.  It grounds me in a way that makes me feel like I have my shit together.   I talked about Box Breathing the other day which is how I have been starting my mornings.  I then either listen to the Headspace app or do some visualization.  I’ve been doing the fishbowl exercise.  The idea is that you imagine you’re inside a murky fishbowl and each breath you take clears the water just a little bit.  It’s really effective for me.

I read this great quote the other day by Seth Godin.  This one hit a nerve for me.  I realized this is exactly what I am doing about all kinds of things.  I’m not that guy!  I’m usually super optimistic but this kind of thinking has been was sneaking up on me.  I found myself getting into the pattern more and more and almost doing it on autopilot.  Reading this piece of wisdom has had a profound effect on me.
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I’m finally going to ride my bike to work today.  The weather is warm and I won’t freeze or get soaked from the rain.   A warm summer shower is one thing.  A cold spring rain is something else.  I’ve ridden to work once so far.  I’m so behind where I was at this point last year.  You want to know something crazy?  I’m actually nervous to ride to work.  I’ve done it so many times but there is a part of me that feels nervous for some reason.  I know I just need to get back in the groove but it’s interesting that I feel this way.

I forgot about a commitment I made to someone. I’m going to rectify it this weekend but man I hate when that happens.

I wrote about five hundred words last night.  I think I write best when I just barf words onto the page and then sort them out.  I need to explore rough concepts first so I know what I want to talk about.  Then I dig into them, do some research and refine.   Then I worry about making it sound coherent which might take a few more iterations.  This process seems to work for me and it overcomes the biggest hurdle I face – the feeling of not getting enough words down.  Once they are written I find the next parts quite easy.  Maybe, just maybe I have had some insight into how I work best!

Gratitude

  • I am grateful that I am riding my bike to work today and will experience the glorious morning outside while I am exercising
  • I am grateful for Bluetooth headphones.  It’s so nice not to have to worry about cords.
  • I am grateful that Tanja and I have a work night planned just the two of us.  We’re going to work on my speaker’s page on my website.  I can’t wait to work together.  Just thinking about it makes me happy.
  • I am grateful for the calm that meditation brings me.
  • I am grateful for my morning routine.  It really does get my day off on the right track.
  • I am grateful for the sound of the birds in the morning.  I love listening to them as I write.
  • I am grateful for today.   What are you grateful for?