It was really cold today; according to a co-worker it was 9 degrees with the windchill. Today is also day 2 trying out what I will call my triggering exercise. It’s still pretty early on in the process, so I’ll save my thoughts on it for another time. Nonetheless, it’s quite nice to have a routine set up to clear my mind–regardless of how short lived the feeling might be. On another note, I spent the evening with my girlfriend watching a movie: Weathering With You. If you’re a fan of anime or good films in general, I recommend it. It’s from the same dude who directed Your Name (forgetting his name and for the sake of the exercise that this blog post is part of I won’t let myself get distracted too much). It was a visual treat and was amazing to experience in a theatre. Go see it while it’s still showing!
I’ve been keeping up with my daily reading on my commute. As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been reading The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin. I really cannot recommend the book enough for anybody who wants to improve their performance in whatever they do. There’s been so many things I’ve been struggling with in my life, certain inconsistencies, that are addressed in the book. In fact, this post is part of an exercise that I’m starting based on a recommendation in Part III: creating a trigger.
First post of the new year! As per the usual, I’ve been quite lax on writing any blog posts. My last one was back in October! Though, it doesn’t really surprise me that I’ve fallen behind. I haven’t held myself accountable for writing regularly. Nonetheless, a lot has happened since then, both good and not so good, but this post will mostly be me laying out some of the things I’ve been trying to do in my life for the new year… and the new decade for that matter.