Six simple rituals:
1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.
2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.
3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.
4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.
5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.
6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?”
what would happen if I let my spirit die…
Sometimes I fantasize about giving up. Giving up on life. I would never literally commit suicide. My suicide plan is to marry my ex Chris (the pilot), sell my soul, and become a drunkorexic trophy wife. We would play our pretty shiny parts in the upper middle class fairy tale competition - and we place with bulky bright ribbons. I would forget all about my sense of humor, spiritualism, energy work… and love - just a memory of a long stretched shadow. I fantasize about it not because I want that life - but oh how easy it would be to not try, to not care. I wouldn’t care to impress him because I would never love him (never have, never will). I would drip with name brands and wouldn’t care. My only pleasure would be in alcohol and winning this game I loath. I would have fun lovers on the side (as would he), but even in those patches of fun I would not find love. Love would be a lost concept - dead, dried up. and taken by the wind - gone. The only part of this life I would decide for myself would be that I would never have children. I can accept the death of my spirit, but the idea of creating children that would, naturally, grow to hate their worthless mask of a mother, I just can’t do it. Never.
It would be so much easier to stop caring…
( p.s. - my goal in life is to never resort to becoming this person )
have you been to california?
That is quite the random question but I love random questions…
No, I have never been to California.