AM & PM Chi for Beginners | GaiamTV.
As written about in my last post, above is a link to the series of exercises that I am currently doing each morning and evening.
Prior to this, I was reviewing work email and collecting documentation for some Transmission Vegetation Management material for presentation to our team.
I agreed to do this, which provided me with additional opportunities to reach out to my previous teams back east. Moreover, I utilized the opportunity to reach out to the Education Committee of the Utility Arborists Association (UAA).
While returning to work in the field with considerably less responsibility – I am capitalizing on this stability with my field position to first and foremost, “refine” my personal life. In the process, this is allowing me to continue development of my career as well.
This time around the shaping of these two areas of my life is more on my terms and at my own pace. I am grateful for this and appreciative of the situation that I currently find myself. Not only am I able to continue making contributions to the team/company I work for – but at this time, I am able to make contributions to the industry that I am involved with.
With that said, I am attacking all of it in my regular Pomodoro fashion – attacking all of this in little 25 minute blocks. After a few productive computer Pomodoros, I took a break to perform my PM chi exercises in addition to the T’ai Chi practice for beginners earlier.
Not only is this helping me improve my practice, but it clears my mind and allows for more efficient and effective thinking when I chose to focus on the specific task at hand. So far, these are the results of my stretching/yoga/tai chi practice.
Continued time spent writing (probably a similar amount of time spent on facebook) is paying off in an updated blog…similar in form and fashion to something I used to merely think about doing. Taking action is much more rewarding.
Often times during my runs and hikes, I find myself contemplating my return to facebook one day, if only to stay connected to old friends and contacts. I believe that if/when I do return to facebook, I will severely limit my use of it – perhaps primarily using it as an avenue to share these blog posts.
Yes, these blog posts…now that I’m into an additional blog post of the day, I find myself with 11 minutes remaining in the timer feeling like I’m stretching to find things to write about – which is a strange feeling and one I particularly do not enjoy experiencing.
With that said, perhaps a better idea would be to write for 25 minutes “when the spirit moves me.” Otherwise, if I would like to focus writing on a particular topic of interest…perhaps one such as the “7 projects of importance” right now. And in doing so, I could do little 10-15 minute blocks of “project specific” writing.
Yikes, I re-read a paragraph sometimes and am mystified at times by the way that my mind operates sometimes. It is times like this where I scratch my head and wonder about my eccentricities. Then I chuckle to myself about how I like to write about it and spew my mental guts out to the world in this manner.
All for your entertainment value. You’re welcome.
I don’t really know what to make of it either. Perhaps I’ll keep this up and use these nonsensical writings to write a book one day. Hell, maybe somebody will write a book about me someday. Unlikely, but these are romantic notions that are likely contributing factors to the way that I lead my life.
The other day I called it “reflections” – sometimes the words I write seem more like a “rant” than a reflection. Hah, so says the grumpy old man in his early 30’s.
As I wrap up this “rantflection” – I feel satisfied about my day. That is all I have to share right now. Goodnight.