A day late on this update. Did not have a single moment of downtime yesterday. Popped out of bed before my 7:30 AM alarm and jumped into bed at 11:59 PM.
With the exception of yesterday, I went to bed around 11 most nights last week so I could read. Because of this reading thing, going to bed early still meant sleeping just before midnight. Surprisingly, I’ve been waking up with the alarm at 8:30. When I’m feeling good, I wake up on my own after ~7 1/2 hours, bright eyed and bushy tailed. I wonder what’s wrong. Maybe I’m just tired because I’ve been more active this month.
I finally finished Bounce. Learned about inattentional blindness (again, but with examples beyond the gorilla this time) and saw it in action at trapeze class and on my motorcycle last week. (I really need to start riding the motorcycle regularly.)
I’ve been thinking a bit about attention being a finite resource, and also about how willpower is too. (Maybe not for some people, but it is for me.) Why do I do 30 Days? It’s a commitment device. It’s a way to make myself learn something new, drop an old bad habit, learn a new good habit, etc. I can make myself do most things for 30 days. I can’t make myself do all things for 30 days. That’s too much commitment. I don’t have that kind of willpower.