It’s a lovely spring day here today. Mostly blue sky and plenty of sunshine. It’s the last day of GMT too; the clocks go forward here overnight, so tomorrow it won’t get dark until around 7.30pm or so. That’s always a bonus. I’m sure I get a touch of SAD during the winter.
Anyway, I’ve gotten into the meditation habit over the last month or so, and haven’t missed a day, yet. I’m also working on reading more books and I’ve bought a few more, both print and digital. My target is a very modest twelve books this year, but I’m behind with that already. I spend too much time online. Not so much on social media (which I dip in and out of), but a lot of time reading more articles via news sites, blogs, Medium and Digg.
I am finding getting the mindfulness going is helping me to feel less stressed and more relaxed in general, and Im looking to help me develop more patience in difficult or confrontational periods.
Yes, I am still a bit of a caffeine junkie, but I’ve had to cut back on it to a large extent, as it doesn’t do wonders for acid reflux and certainly not for IBS!
In the organizational arena, I’ve got new software for managing tasks – Omnifocus 2 – and a great new calendar app – Fantastical. Im finding these really helpful.
Right now, I’m in the middle of a four day work break, and I’m using the time to both do some tasks, such as starting on a clear out around the house. I’m taking a look at minimalism too, which is a big thing for me, as I tend to be a hoarder.
Yesterday, we had a clear out of old paperwork, and I’m going to get started on my clothes soon.
That about wraps up the day so far, so I’m going to get back to that coffee you see in the photograph above, and enjoy the rest of my day.