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    Loc Tran

    I can make more time to visit this website.

    2 weeks ago
  2. Charlie T

    I read this question very early this morning
    before going to work. Like Yram, I
    couldn’t really think of a response in the
    short time I had. Now it’s evening here in
    California, and after reading all of
    your responses, like many of you, less
    time on social media and more time with
    exercise would do me good and has been
    in the back of my mind and I should definitely
    move it to the front. 😁

    2 weeks ago
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      Loc Tran

      I’m with you. I read the question yesterday, and it took me time to come up with an answer. This goes for a lot of these questions. Being a huge NBA fan, I learned from a legendary coach in Phil Jackson who has a book called “11 Rings, the Soul of Success” detailing his 11 zen leadership principles. A couple I applied here are “When in doubt, do nothing” and “Forget the ring.” It’s easy to get caught up in trying to do more to achieve more. It works in a sprint. Marathons require working smarter; not harder.

      2 weeks ago
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    Andrea Check

    I have these time limits set on my social media apps on my phone. I set these limits to reduce the amount of time I spend on social media for lent. When I go out on the weekends, I ignore these limits, which I don’t have a problem with because sometimes I’m socializing or just taking time to enjoy what social media has to offer. However, today I spent some more time on social media than I would like to instead of doing other things! I am going to try and stay off my social media this week so I can get some others things done!

    2 weeks ago
  4. Robin Ann

    More day light is allowing me to think more of much needed exercising. I have fallen short due to a tooth infection and pain recently. I began walking again in the last week. Yesterday we walked 4 miles. I also have the opportunity to lift weights at work during breaks and lunch. I am doing a yoga class next week and walked our dog Stanley tonight.

    2 weeks ago
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    Visakha Biswas

    I can wake up at 6:30 to start doing my tasks earlier and make space for other things to fit in place. I usually feel stressed about getting everything done in the time that I have. I can also spend less time sitting somewhere or walking in the hallway waiting for nothing ( or sometimes something) for some reason (I don’t really know why I do it). I can use that time to start working on something else that I have to do.

    2 weeks ago
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    Carissa Thomas

    I could spend less time on my phone and take that time to be present/meditate. My meditation practice hasn’t been the same recently so I think that would help open up my mind again.

    2 weeks ago
  7. Barb C

    This is a very timely question for me. As the pain in my sprained knee has subsided quite a bit, I’ve been meaning to resume yoga but haven’t yet made time for it. Thinking I’ll get to it at some point in the day hasn’t worked. I’m not very bendy first thing in the morning (or, let’s be honest, any other time of day right now), but if I spend a little less time on the sofa in my morning routine of poetry and this site, I make space for at least the possibility of doing a brief practice that can become a longer practice as I keep at it.

    Happy National Poetry Month! I wrote about the sites I visit, some of them daily, some of them on weekends. https://biketoworkbarb.blogspot.com/2024/04/celebrate-national-poetry-month.html

    2 weeks ago
    1. sunnypatti

      There are lots of great 10 minute classes out there that could help us both get back into a regular practice! It’s true that every little bit helps 🙂

      2 weeks ago
  8. Yram

    This question has stumped me? I will change my thinking and come up with an answer…. at some point. In the meantime I will drink my coffee using a different cup.

    2 weeks ago
  9. sunnypatti

    I’m working on adding back in a regular workout routine and regular yoga practice. I used to practice yoga every day and was studying to become a teacher. Changing up my work life left no time for any of that, or if there was time, I’d just be too tired. But we’ve changed things up, and I’m slowly getting back into what I love and what I know is so good for me – body, mind and soul.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Barb C

      I wrote my response before reading yours, Sunnypatti. We’re adding back in the same thing. Namaste.

      2 weeks ago
  10. Journey

    I could stop procrastinating first thing in the morning. Getting my exercise out of the way to open up the day for other more pleasurable activities. I could pause more during the day to enjoy what I am doing instead of just ticking things off my list.

    2 weeks ago
  11. Avril

    I don’t know… I am working with an accountability group to support some personal financial goals. I am sure I’ll have to make some changes based on my desire to have more financial freedom. I am open to sacrifice for a greater good.

    2 weeks ago
  12. Joseph McCann

    The aging process has helped immensely to create space. I stop much more often when working to soothe my back. I allow myself time to ponder the beauty and wonder of the world around me. One with the stillness. Through the stillness that allows the many sounds that vary from day to day. Wind through the trees. Birds speaking the own unique languages. Steers eating their hay. The sound of the river flowing with life from the melting snow upon the San Juans. Nothing I have not heard before but with more space to enjoy.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Barb C

      Love this, Joseph.

      2 weeks ago
  13. Michele

    I really would like to get out and walk more – I did it at work, but have not done it since working remote… need to do that.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Barb C

      I’ve been using a timer to prompt me to move for 5 minutes every half-hour ever since participating in a research study I learned off through Manoush Zomorodi’s TED Radio Hour NPR podcast https://www.npr.org/series/1199526213/body-electric. Sometimes I walk a little longer doing laps around our neighborhood loop, sometimes I dance around the house for 5 minutes listening to the songs of my youth or someone new on my headset. Either way I’m getting some movement and my brain is reoxygenated when I go back to my desk. If I don’t set the timer I don’t move as often.

      2 weeks ago
  14. Laura

    Routines put me on autopilot, so I could pause to notice the routine and ask questions to spark some curiosity. I might just learn something, find a different way or make a humdrum activity more interesting simply by observing.

    2 weeks ago
  15. Carla

    I could and will, add more pauses in my work setting, to invite Sophia’s Wisdom into activities and responses I make with the people I work with and for.

    2 weeks ago
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