T Minus Two Type Two Diabetes and Other Passions


The Biggest Difference: What I’m Doing

In my last post, I described the need I am feeling to increase my exercise, get more sleep, and establish a meditation practice. I also committed to choosing just how I was going to start this over the three-day weekend that's now ending.

Here is what I am doing:

  • For exercise: I'm going to climb stairs in my apartment building each day.
  • For sleep: each night at 8:3o, I'm going to get ready for bed and then have some quiet time, beginning the attempt to sleep at no later than 10 pm.
  • For meditation: I have picked an exercise out of a book called "Five Good Minutes" which I will do each morning. (The link is to WorldCat, which is a huge international library catalog rather than a bookseller.)

The period of my yes-absolutely-I-will-do-these-things commitment is four days. I can make adjustments next weekend if I need or want to. I'm feeling like keeping the promise to myself is actually the most important part.

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  1. Well done! I often find that making the plan is half the battle. I also agree that keeping the promise is very important. Good luck!

  2. I too need to set up an evening routine. Too often I let my evenings get out of control, keeping me up way too late, which then leaves me dragging the next day.

  3. I’m with Scott. I’ve been working at the THOUGHT of getting an evening routine in, but it seems I only start getting productive in the evenings and before I know it, it’s 11 PM and I haven’t even started the whole pre-bed winding down process. Gotta get more intentional on this — thanks for the reminder, Bob! :] All the best with the good changes . . . so much good!

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