The first thing I did in the morning today after waking up was firing up my phone and opening Headspace. Hands down, the best morning ritual for anyone looking for a clearer head.
For the uninitiated, Headspace is a guided meditation app which guides you through the path of mindfulness, free at first, then I think they charge 200 rupees per month? Well, you could opt out and do it on your own. But spending money has a drive to motivate some people, or so they think. In reality, it is the complete opposite.
I have a friend who spends money planning on doing something but then does something entirely different. Dear Friend, if you are reading this right now, I know you must be either laughing or hurling abuses at me. This is my humble attempt at motivating you. Hopefully, humiliating you in my blog would boil your blood enough to get off of your lazy ass and do something. Please don’t hit me though.
Coming back to the topic at hand. Meditation is powerful. I had a great day at work today, because I was more mindful of all the things happening around me. I also watched a documentary on Scientology which shows how the founder of Scientology* (basically a science fiction author) published more than 1000 books in his life time! He is an actual record holder for this particular feat. Even if he wrote 1 book a month, he could only write 600 books in 50 years. Clearly, this is a fiction writing prodigy. To my ears, this sounds like a challenge and a very tough one at that. I don’t say challenge accepted yet, because I have another challenge in progress. But eventually, 1500 books is the feat to beat. Oh I am also going to rate my days starting today. Rating days motivate you to get more stuff done, so that you give it a higher rating. 🙂
DR – 8/10
*Scientology is a religion formed by L. Ron. Hubbard which believes in a wide variety of things. Actors like Tom Cruise and John Travolta are followers of this religion. But before you jump in and become a follower yourself, I would recommend doing a simple google search and opening your eyes about it. Better yet, watch the documentary ‘Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of belief’.