Monday, October 8, 2012

Spiritual Homework

After I woke from my afternoon nap today, I continued to lay in bed with my laptop perusing the web. In my head, I evaluated my current mindset and overall well-being.

Since the Healthy@Work Challenge and the required P.E credit I am taking this quarter, I've been more physically active. I've also been getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night. So I haven't been quite able to pinpoint the cause of my lethargy. Especially around noontime, when all I want to do is go back to bed and take a nap for 2 hours.

I refuse to turn to coffee, but I can't continue on like this.

Could it be depression?... I really don't think so. 

So like I do with all that is unknown to me, I turned to Google. I typed into the browser "Buddhism+too much sleeping"... ("Catholic+too much sleeping" only brought me to a dead end self-diagnosis of depression)..

I came across this page which discussed that a healthy mind and body were interdependent. So I came to the conclusion that if it wasn't my body that was the source of my problems, then it had to be my mind.

Although I consider myself to be pretty self-aware, I know from time to time I am guilty of coasting. I know that it's not enough to just think about self-awareness, but it is also important to put it into practice.

That is why I have come up with #SpiritualHomework. Starting this monday, I will assign myself Spiritual Homework to focus on and practice throughout the week.

This week I will 1) Be cautious and selective of the foods that I eat 2) Keep an optimistic or hopeful outlook 3) Be kind and considerate to those around me

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