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Life has been particularly demanding lately. Not bad, but overwhelming in its demands in terms of time, emotions and energy. That truth is weaving its through all my blog posts of late. This one is no different. So, I'm going to focus on those things I do to make each day memorable, rather remembering a particular day.
Good days start when I wake up and write in my journal. This gets the crap out of my system, lets me explore where I am and where I want to be, and sets goals for the day or week or month. One of the reasons I've felt the heaviness of life lately is that my daughter started high school, which means that the time I used in my morning for journaling is now gone. I used to do it 5:30, not having to get her out of bed until 6:30. Now she's up with me at 5:30, and its turned my morning around.
Journaling is then followed by yoga stretches, to keep my bad back at bay, and get the body started. While that only takes 10 minutes, I'm still struggling to find the time with the new morning start times.
The final thing I must do is read myself to sleep. No matter how tired I am or how late it is, I usually try to sneak in a few pages. I've been doing it since I've been 18, and I can't imagine my life without my word fix.
Oh, and a little wine never hurts.
What is critical to your day?
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