I was almost tempted to title the entry “I love coming” but I wasn’t feeling that bold.
I love coming home though. Of course, the main point of coming home is to see my family and friends that I’ve known forever (some since kindergarten). But I actually relish in the process of driving home for 6 hours by myself. It’s a good reason to just be alone for 12 hours round trip, awake, uninterrupted by demands, emails, shit to do, distractions, whatever. It’s almost like defragmenting my brain. I usually get like a good hour in of continuous singing and upper-body dancing, and I always have a buttload of thoughts and things I wish I could write down while driving. Maybe it’s not exactly therapy for everyone, but for me, I get a good chunk of reflection, introspection, singing, dancing, planning, and creativity out into the open.
One of the thoughts that survived my memory is to start a morning ritual. It has to have the same level of importance as brushing my teeth or showering, because I usually feel disgusting if I don’t. I actually started this morning, but it took like an hour, and generally I probably won’t have an hour for everything everyday. I’m aiming for the whole thing to take under 30 minutes, and I’m aiming to have a shorter 5 minute alternative if I’m really rushed.
Currently on the list… definitely subject to change
– drinking tea
– playing guitar for a few minutes
– freestyling for 30-60 seconds
– taking one picture
– meditate / sit in my closet
– yoga if i knew how
– journal for a few minutes
– review my daily plan / make one
For sure I have to get my body ready for the day, my mind in the right state, and my emotions at peak. It’d be kinda cool to just select from a menu, as long as I get my mind, body, and emotions where they need to be, so I’m not locked into a routine. ANY SUJJESTIONS?