I’ve been sailing a lot, a physically and mentally demanding practice.
When I get home, I’m very tired and ready for sleep.
There have even been a couple of [yes, caffeinated] naughty cups of coffee at late hours, which didn’t keep me awake… It’s important to wear myself out.
Worked great yesterday!
The other big challenge is that social activities tend to be drawn out into very late hours. I’ll have to show my mother’s discipline and just drift away to sleep when it’s my bed time… 7 months ago
I am awake and about to head out for a little errand/favor that I do for my niece escorting her to school).
For the next thirty days, I aim to wake up at 6:00 or 5:45, to run down to the meditation group I aspire to join.
It’s exciting to get a jump on this goal; travel to a new place has been tough in many ways, but this seems like a welcome boost for my goal of early rising.
After dropping off my niece, I’ll be meeting a friend for coffee; that’s something to look forward to after a very early morning. 7 months ago
Last night, feeling a little lonely, I stayed up for quite a while, looking at pictures. I found myself yearning for the company of those in the photos, and just kept paging through them. It was interesting, in that seeing the photos and feeling reminded of a particular person, it made me sense that they were nearby. I wanted to go find them and talk to them; but unfortunately, they’re very distant (on the other side of the continent).
It was curious to notice that emotional urge promoting late-night computer time. Perhaps I can make mornings social in a way to look forward to (my mornings are usually very quiet, and social activity happens late at night). 7 months ago
There’s a Korean Buddhist center a few miles from my place that holds daily open meditation sessions that are open to everyone. They’re at 6:15 a.m. I don’t expect to pick up much Korean there, but I like the idea of joining a Korean tradition and meeting people open to Korean culture.
The meditation group also performs something called “1,000 bows”, which I think is a type of yoga that involves something like a pushup. Sounds pretty good for physical fitness…
I’ll try going the day after I return home from this trip that I’m on now.
Lately, I have been waking up a little after 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, in a time zone three hours ahead of my usual; that’s to drop off my niece at school. I’ve been really tired while doing this, sadly—but I think it’s a good start for incorporating earlier starts to my day (and getting to a meditation group that’s interesting to me). 8 months ago
Generally it is difficult for me to get up in the morning; 3 alarm clocks are working hard in the morning for me!!!
BUT last I went to bed to bed at about 22.30 in the evening, waking up at 6.30 was not a problem; So, this morning I get up earlier and I am drinking my coffee and writing this entry before going to job.
I have more time in the morning for reading emails and visit my website. 16 months ago