Day 27: Opportunities Abound

Day 27: June 12 Last night I sat down to watch the NBA Finals and promptly fell asleep during the early 2nd quarter. I woke up with one of those, what-the-hell-just-happened-how-did-I-fall-asleep feelings.

It was still only 3:30 am, so I tried to sleep for another hour before I got the day started. After 15ish minutes of unsuccessfully trying to fall asleep, I accepted my fate - I wasn't going to be able to fall back asleep.

I was a pretty upset that I hadn't slept well given how tired I was. But I accepted the past as the unchangeable and focused on the changeable - the present. I was living in it so I might as well use it.

Decided to be productive and get a lot done before I headed to the gym at 5. Did bench press, overhead press, and weighted dips. I also tried something new today. Instead of spacing out in my mind, scrolling through my phone, or trying to not deliberately stare at people in-between sets, I decided to read.

I actually put a significant dent in my book. I never realized what percentage of gym time was spent waiting in-between sets. Also, getting in and out of flow was not as hard as I expected. This may become a new habit. We'll see if I can keep it up, but as of now it seems gold.

Goes to show that opportunities are present in all aspects of life. It takes a change of perception to change you experiences, and a change of experience that will change your perception.

You just have to expand your mind and, subsequently, your lifestyle.