Day 987

Day 987 Record Keeping
Day 959 Fixed Meditation (20 min)
Day 833 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 373 Rowing (DID NOT DO)
Day 114 Mobility/Stretching (neck smash and floss)
Day 211 Pantry Check (DID NOT DO)
Day 209 Food Recording 

Early to Rise
Day 142 Water (DID NOT DO)
Day 142 Sleep Recording (11:30|7:30|8)
Day 113 Bedtime Curfew 78

Good sleep. Still sick. Constant coughing is giving me a constant tension headache going up through my neck. 

Had to get up early and deal with administrative residency renewal issues, which is always a giant headache. So this was my morning. It tends to get me very nervous, because A) it’s administrative work for my future here in Spain and B) dealing with technical issues like this is nerve wracking for my level of Spanish 

I took it as a perfect opportunity to practice modulating my emotions through meditation, hence my quality practice. I also spent a lot of time figuring out the absentee ballot form for the U.S. election, and I’ll be attending an election watching party tonight that goes ‘till 3 am. Interruptions everywhere! 

But such is life - the key is recording it all and picking up afterwards. 

But in this case (and through some of my recent travels) I’m starting to take up a distinctly Stoic behavior with such interruptions. My meditation today was more difficult and therefore of better quality, as was my stretching, because I had to look up how to do the specific series of neck tension releasers. “The Obstacle is the Way,” to quote the fitting title of of Ryan Holiday’s book on stoicism.