I mentioned several times in my blog here about slowing down to appreciate the present moment. It is always easier said than done, always.. So there I was huffing and puffing on my treadmill, trying my utmost not to look at the time to see how much longer I need to slog it out, when my mind drifted to the above topic - about appreciating the present.
I notice that to actually and truly slow down, I need to slow down the pace of everything which I have been doing. It is not just about what to slow down, it is also about how...
I sat down later, listed out a few items and decided to do the following starting from next week, so that by December, I will be practicing it if not fully, then at least half of it.
Exercise is important, so is the quality Earlier, knowing that our year end feasting would normally pick up around mid November, I made the decision to increase my treadmill session from 2 to 3 times per week, starting from November. Now, I have decided that instead of 3 treadmill session p'week, I will replace 2 of that with yoga session and one with a swim at the club house together with ST (though I know that more than likely I will be challenged by "someone" to accomplish 20 laps within the fastest time at the pool and that will probably defeat the entire purpose, but anyway, I will manage that when the time comes *wink*). I need to get back in touch with yoga, to renew my relationship with my body and mind. At the same time, spending quality moment together while we keep fit should not be forgotten either.
Electronic gadgets are my friend, so is nature I will play less with my iPhone and tap less on my pc. Instead, I will observe and listen more. Being in tune with my surrounding is equally as important to me.
The point that I'm trying to drive across is that, saying we intend to do something is one thing, doing it is another matter altogether. It takes a little planning, a little incorporation and time to make it happen. --moon Blog name - carrot head and applemint
I've been trying to work on my research proposal. It started fine initially, but for the past one week, it did not seem like it was getting anywhere. So much so that, each time I prepare to work on it, my mind tells me to do something else.
I just hope that this procrastination will not last long, because the festive month of Dec is not going to be of much help, so I must get a more concrete draft on my proposal before that.
Tough life, but still need to wade through whatever resistance that is heading my way...