Here we are, at the halfway point in my quest for rest this month and…I’m starting to think that I wouldn’t know what true rest was if I tripped over it.
Ok that might not be exactly true, but it sure is a hard to come by thing. Part of it is the muscle memory built up over the weeks and months and years of the grind of the day-to-day. It’s a hard habit to break. And being present is only something that I can maintain for a few minutes at most before some stray thought intrudes, or I start thinking about the stuff I could be doing.
It’s much easier to be in the moment when you’re on foot, several miles from the house than it is when you’re inside and the distractions are legion- and legitimate. Ok, some of them are, but not all of them.
The point here is that there’s work to be done. I need to develop some better habits, or at least tweak the existing ones. And it’s an uphill battle that will probably (as I suspected at the beginning of the month) take the remainder of the year rather than another two weeks to make any kind of headway on.
Still, I am making progress. I’m composing this ahead of time, so that I’m not rushed on Sunday morning. I’ve got the rest of the Five-Thing Thursday posts for July drafted – Not completed, but they’re lined up.
Small sustainable steps. That’s the key to progress. And Sleep. We’ll see where I’m at come the end of the month.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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