December 27 – Ordinary Joy
Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
(Author: Brené Brown)
1. biking around
After adjusting to the actual biking and building up some stamina, I’ve noticed that I really started to enjoy my bike rides. On pleasant spring days, I’ve been biking around, enjoying the mild weather, while getting some exercise and being able to sort out my mind.
2. sleeping early, waking refreshed
I’ve come a long way since the days when I used to feel awesome when I’d go to bed at 6 am. Nowadays, I enjoy the days when I can sleep at 10pm (those very rare days), and wake up in the morning feeling all refreshed. I often want to put too many activities into my day schedule, and end up cutting back on sleep. As a result, the next day, I’ll be fighting my afternoon dip, trying to stay awake and not progressing as fast as I would like to.
I started to note down the hour at which I go to sleep two days ago, hoping this will encourage me to go to bed before 11pm (so I get my 8 hours of sleep).