Reboot

There’s a lot of… gunk that we accumulate in our lives. As we go about our days, it’s like we are building up plaque in our mind, body, and spirit.

Work comes first. Other people come first. Todo list and doings often usurp quality time with ourselves.

When was the last time you took care of yourself? When was the last time you did absolutely nothing—no work, no tv, no books, no agenda—just you.

We are always going, always striving, always push towards something.

I think every now and then we need to shut down our human OS and reboot ourselves.

Hold down the power button, so to speak, and do a hard reset.

It doesn’t have to be much. A little can go a long way.

Go to bed a little earlier.
Sleep a little longer.
Get outside.
Move a little more.
Eat something healthier today.
Do nothing.
Tap a nap.
Breathe.
Do something that matters to you.
Try something fun.
Try a new hobby.
Reflect. Reassess. Remind yourself what’s important.

Nourish what you’ve been neglecting.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1110

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Cutting Corners

One thing getting sick the last couple of weeks with COVID has taught me is the power of a good evening routine.

And the top of the list is going to bed early. I always knew that going to bed early and getting a solid night’s sleep was important, but I don’t think I quite understood how important.

But luckily being sick (flu-like symptoms) gave me the opportunity to see a few areas I had lapsed a little with my health and where I was cutting corners.

The kind of sick where it strains your eyes to read for too long, and thinking is out of the question, so the only energy you can muster is to re-marathon the Marvel Movies.

So instead of staying up super late, reading well into the night, I did the boring thing—I went to bed.

And funny enough, I felt more energized the next day (imagine that.)

This shouldn’t be a surprise, but it’s surprising how much it is.

It’s interesting how many corners we often cut and not realize (or blatantly ignore) we are doing them.

Q: Where are you cutting corners?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1108

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