Day 457: Houseguests

A short one today; entertaining friends from out of town, which is always an interesting little cascade of compromises — good compromises and sacrifices worth making. But there’s still a little “gentle exercise to stay quiet” and different patterns of motions.

Progress, for me, is super routine driven. What’s worked for me so far seems to be less about finding motivational phrases or “magic words” and more ways to sequence and organize my life to unconsciously encourage good behaviour.

Which is an interesting observation in and of itself.

“Psyching myself up” is something I can do for exercise, or for difficult moments at work, but it’s not a sustainable life exercise. Life is about setting up success through the structure, not through the brain.

Worth thinking about…