I accidentally dropped my meditation habit! I don’t know when it happened. Over the summer, and earlier this fall, I was doing it consistently every morning. 10 minutes at least, sometimes 20. And I felt freakin great. I got more done this semester than any other period of time since my qualifying exam two years ago, I traveled, I had a social life, and I’ve been pushing myself in the gym. The past few weeks, something has felt off: I’ve been too tired and unmotivated to do things in the evening and I been having terrible anxiety about the future. Literally nothing has changed, except I noticed that I haven’t been meditating consistently every day. Skip a morning here and there, and suddenly it’s not really a habit anymore. —
Yesterday I had a proper sit before I headed to campus and I floated through the day. Knocked out a draft chapter of my dissertation, caught up with a friend, crushed it at the gym, and felt relaxed the whole time. Here’s to more mindful mornings 🧠 PS it’s Taco Tuesday friends, don’t forget it!