Today is the last day of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge with the letter Z….and if you participated in the challenge then you may be feeling a little happy (I made it! ), a little sad (it’s over??? ), and have a slight feeling of loss (NOW what do I do??? ). All of those things pretty much sum up my feelings this Tuesday morning, and that’s why I chose the book “Ten Zen Seconds” by Eric Maisel.
I think I’ve read most of Dr. Maisel’s nonfiction books – he really understands the creative individual, and I’ve learned things from his books. This book appealed to me because I am the Queen of Procrastination, and this is something I really have to work on! So, I read the book, tried out the twelve incantations, and found it does help to calm my brain before I go to sleep if I’m worried about something. It also helped calm me when I had to face a couple of difficult challenges last year in regards to my work. However I will be honest…I still have my Procrastination Queen title, so it hasn’t helped me give up that title, although I’m still trying too! LOL
“Ten Zen Seconds” involves two parts – breathing and thinking. The breathing I was already good at: I do both Pilates and Yoga, so I’m able to slow my breathing and stretch it out. But the thinking….I’m a naturally “the glass is half full” type of person, and while I know I should think more positive, it’s HARD! However, with the techniques and sayings suggested in “Ten Zen Seconds” I’ve become better at thinking positive.
So, dear reader, this is the end of the line for Blogging A-Z this year. However, I’m working on a posting schedule, and will continue to post three times per week (possibly more…we’ll see). One post a week will be about hiking or some other healthy thing, I’ll have one post a week about writing itself – or time management, which I need to get better at – and at least one post will be about bliss. I’m also thinking of joining the Blogher challenge on blogging about comfort for the month of May – I’m definitely going out of my own comfort zone as of May 24th (I resigned my teaching job at the school I’m currently teaching at). I hope you’ll continue to come along with me!