With everything going on, with the drastic schedule change, and the abrupt halt put on my day-to-day ‘hustle’ (hipster entrepreneur speak for not being able to prioritize and focus on what is essential), I have had to reduce my coffee intake.
A few days at home made me realize that I was ‘running hot’ everyday with the amount of coffee I was drinking, but I was doing too many things to notice.
I am now drinking about 1/3 as much coffee and, when I need a midday pick-me-up, I drink some green tea to get me over the hump.
Slowing down has revealed a lot of unnecessary stresses I have put upon myself. Now, some of these have been replaced by new stresses and worries, but I am more aware of them and more able to consciously address them as they arise.
Have any of you also noticed this in your lives as you adjust and adapt to a new normal? What have you done to shift gears and wind down in a healthy way?
Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo.
All photos by Robert Van Valkenburgh (artist unknown, unless otherwise noted).
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