The past two weeks have been pretty hectic. A lot of traveling, a lot of late nights and a lot of activities that drains me of my energy. Phew, I almost got drowned in the randomness of life.
Usually I wake up around 4:30 am and do yoga and then meditation, and then exercise. I never realized that, this one hour in the morning had (*stress it*)so much impact on my life.
To be honest, I didn’t even know if it had any impact before (yet, I was consistent in having a morning routine for some reasons. It’s a miracle), but now that I’m not doing them, I realize that my morning routine has really been improving my quality of living. I’ve not been feeling all that positive, energetic, and happy in the past few days, and I think it is because I stopped doing my morning routine (this is the third time this happens. I stop doing it. I feel crappy, so I’m pretty sure that is the reason).
It’s not like I don’t have the time for it, or something. It’s just that I have this bad habit of not doing yoga or meditation if it’s past 6:00 am. Don’t ask me why, I’m still trying to figure it out. “We” human beings have weird habits, don’t “we”? (I’m totally assuming that there are people out there who has meaningless habits like mine. There must be someone, right?)
And today, after a long while, I woke up at 5:00 am. So I did yoga, and boy was it amazing! My muscles felt really, really great. But at this point I can see that my body has become a lot “fragile” (more like rusty) again, so I can totally see what yoga can do to your body (and why it even exists in the first place). And need I talk about meditation. It was awesome too.
“A sound soul, dwells within a sound mind and a sound body“
(totally stole the line from the anime ‘Soul eater’). So the next time, you’re wondering why you’re life feels crappy all of a sudden, it’s probably because your body/mind is not in a peaceful state. Mind, body, and soul makes a living being, and if there is any disruption in any one of them, the quality of living is gonna go down. And the worse part is, we won’t even bother to raise the quality of living by internal factors. We start pursuing success thinking that it will help us raise our happiness. Success in relationship, in career, and in everything else, but the success in maintaining a sound mind and body. We do that, even though we fully know that ‘Health is wealth’ (see, told ya human beings have weird habits)
So trust me, ‘the golden hour’ thingy really is true. Don’t take my word for it. Make time for your mind and body, and see how your life improves for yourself.
*side note: If you google ‘golden hour’ you’ll find this: “the first hour after a traumatic injury, when emergency treatment is most likely to be successful”. But I’m talking about morning routines, and you can see how these two can relate, right? Why did I even mention this? Umm…I don’t know, maybe I wanted to give you some knowledge? I think I should just stop writing now. Things are getting off topic.