Time, Seasons + Planks

pocket watches telling time

So did you enjoy having that extra day last month? But then miss the hour we lost last night? Thinking about both changes in time makes life feel more arbitrary and random than usual.

In the natural world around us, we see the seasons change before our eyes. But the way humans interpret and manipulate time is based on the choices of very few people. The rest of us just go along with it.

I’ve always liked the idea of Leap Years and enjoy having more light in the evenings once Daylight Saving Time begins. But it is odd when you really think about it. Time is a social construct.

Time is also our most valuable resource, precisely because none of us knows how much we actually have. It is so precious. So how do we want to spend it?

If more of us thought deeply about this, I think we might choose to spend our time differently. The more time we get in life, the greater our appreciation for good health.

I’ve been making many changes over the years to improve my health, both physically and mentally. The latest tiny change that I’ve started is doing a daily plank. Like the late great RBG.

Once I blog something, I have a greater chance of sticking to it. So here it is! My goal is to do at least one plank every day for the rest of my life! And be able to keep increasing the time I can hold it.

Along with my language learning goals, it will be interesting to see changes over the next few months and years. This is another post to look back on and follow-up!

NaBloPoMo Complete!


NaBloPomo 2023

NaBloPoMo is ovah!!! I did it! Posted everyday this month. The past couple of days, I thought I wasn’t going to make it. But it worked out.

As I’d hoped, NaBloPoMo has helped me get back on track with my blogging. If I can blog everyday for a month, I can certainly blog twice a week.

And that’s my new goal for a regular blogging schedule. Twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday. I may veer from that if something unexpected comes up, or if I am away on vacation. Traveling more is a big goal for next year! I should be able to schedule posts ahead of time if needed, so hopefully it won’t be an issue.

I started using the Notion app recently and it’s really helping with keeping track of my goals. It’s free and I’m enjoying it more than expected. I know I mention YouTube all the time, but lots of vloggers use Notion. Starting this past October, I tried it as well. Actually, I use the app on my phone and the desktop version too.

Many of the vloggers also do a 5:00am morning routine, but I’m not there yet. Who knows though? Maybe I’ll try it for a week and see what happens.

So far I’m just using Notion to do a monthly reset. It’s quite useful in letting me define short and long term goals by reflecting on the prior month. What worked. What didn’t. Then deciding how I can tweak things to work better for the upcoming month.

December starts tomorrow, so it’s time for another monthly reset.