Today I took advantage of some good free stuff.
Podcasts. I listen to a few. This morning I listened to a really good episode of the Ten Percent Happier podcast on self compassion, with special guest Chris Germer. Really worth the time.
I'm working on a free 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course, Palouse Mindfulness. All free. Extra challenging in some ways, because there is no external accountability. I did a 20-minute seated meditation today.
In addition to these fine things that are good for me, I did a brief Loving Kindness meditation while fixing my son some mac & cheese (I just said "Alexa, Loving Kindness Meditation" and she started one right up from Spotify.)
I also practiced the mandolin and had a nice chat and check in with my awesome mandolin instructor via Skype. Quality one-on-one instruction is definitely worth paying for AND you have the accountability factor, so if you want to learn a stringed instrument, you should consider working with Rachel Coats.
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I did complete the duathlon. I didn't train for it like I thought I would. Regardless, I came in first (ahem out of two) in my age group.
Today I am 57. I've met me, and I am not going to put a lot of declarations out there because sometimes I resent that I've made the declaration in the first place. When I blog this year, I'll write whatever I want. I'm already hard enough on myself. I don't need my blogger voice shaming me to do anything because I think I should.
One thing I've done so far today to improve my life: I took my B vitamins.
And I practiced the mandolin for a bit.
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