Tuesday, December 28, 2021 (Day 361)
Relaxing Music for the week: Breathe: Liquid Mind (11:44) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdVTNzg6RuE
Question: What could you do today that your future self would most thank you for?
Answer: I can think of two things:
- Developing a regular meditation routine, and
- Get back to a regular reading habit.
For #1, getting back to a regular meditation routine will help me not only be more centered, but also keep me from getting too high (when things go well) and too low (when things don’t go so well). Right now, I feel like I’m on an emotional rollercoaster, letting things get to me WAY too much! I’ve let the “stuff” at work take over my life, when actually it’s just another “thing” that I have to deal with. I do know that I don’t want to work at UNCG – and have a desire to work on my terms, not on their terms. And I don’t mind working hard on the “business” of Life Design Catalyst work, since I could do that all day every day. And instead of UNCG not wanting me or the work any more, it needs to be about me moving on to something unique and special. So meditation needs to happen, more sooner than later.
For #2, reading is what stimulates my creativity. In the past, I would read two or three different books at one time, and come up with a tool/activity that comes three different ideas into one coherent thing. For example, I’m currently reading “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life” by David Brooks; I’m already wondering if I can create some type of tool that would have people identify something they could do for each of the four factors of living a moral life – (1) vocation, (2) marriage/family, (3) faith/philosophy, and (4) community. I may have to combine it with another activity at some point, but at least it provides me something to start with. So, I need to read even more now so that I can come up with someone new and interesting for my Spring Semester classes.