Phew!!! I made it through my first day back to work after retreat. I was so chilled out and mellow until about noon. Then the reality of the amount of work I needed to do started piling up. ARGH!!! But I didn't turn to food today. I just need to get through the list and I will be fine. The hardest part of the day was moving away from my computer to eat my lunch while being present. Holy Smokes!!! Why is that so incredibly hard? Well, I am telling myself that the first time is the worst and it will get better from here.
I got back to the gym today also and worked out for about an hour. I had to laugh at myself on the elliptical. I was doing my warm up thinking it was really hard and that I must be a bit rusty after taking a week off. So I soldiered through for awhile and then went to raise the intensity level on the machine and realized that I started my workout about 5 levels higher than I normally do. DUH!!! No wonder it felt tough, it was tough!!!
I looked around locally for a mediation center. The only things I could find were local groups that meet up in different places. So not really what I was looking for. I am thinking that if I really want to meditate I need to do it on my own. I didn't think that this would be a practice that I would bring home with me, but I kinda miss the chilled out feeling that comes with it. It beats the stress of work and life.
No worries my dear friends, I am not going to be a hippie. Just looking for a way to de-stress a bit. :o)
Well, off to get some sleep. Lots to do tomorrow.