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.