I enjoy walking. I can put up with most conditions, including humidity and strong winds. I think a 30 minute walk to work each morning is a great way to start the day. Fortunately for me, that is my current situation! I also try grabbing at least 30 minutes to walk during my lunch break, and then walk back home afterwards. That’s at least 1 hour 30 minutes walking each day! When I tell my American colleagues I walk to work each day, their responses are surprising!
I have just moved into my new short-term apartment in the Greater New York area. What I meant by this is that I am not on a fixed contract. If I find another place, all I need to do is provide a month’s notice and I am free to go. This was perfect for my situation. The apartment itself is not too bad either; the location is good as I can walk to work in 20 minutes, and the rent is all inclusive. The only limitation is that the landlord needs it back by October, giving me 3 months maximum to find a new place. So, this has worked out well. The hard part is now finding a place in Manhattan!
Nothing stays the same forever. The only thing that will remain consistent is change. We are all passing through the passage of time. The way our lives are shaped is based on thousands, ten of thousands, maybe even millions of different variables. This makes it hard to want things to be the same as they were. What can we take away from this?
Just saw a great video on The Art of Manliness on the importance of actually putting activities down in your calendar to help you achieve things. I started doing this a couple of days ago, and have found it to be pretty useful….so far! Motivation is normally quite high when we just start something, but it will be interesting to see how long I can maintain the momentum. I am hoping that scheduling in things, doing the activity, and the sense of accomplishment will actually help build momentum.
Busy working. Apartment Hunting. Exploring New York. Going for drinks. Meeting with friends. A bit of shopping here and there. I am leading a rather active life at the moment. We all know the pressures of modern life in having to multi-task. We do it so we can get out there and do the things we want to do as well. You get to the point where you need to rest and take it easy. Although this can make us feel guilty that we are not doing more with our time. It is time to change that way of thinking.