I once stood in the middle of a busy street in Taipei and thought myself, look at how busy everyone is, but here I am, on a vacation. I have so many free hours and they haven’t got even a minute to spare.
I was 19 or 20 then.
I had so much time for doing nothing.
Yet, three months ago, at 30, I found myself in a place where doing nothing felt like a luxury. I had no time for it.
I realised soon enough though, I couldn’t afford not to have time for it.
It was costing me my health.
My blood pressure had risen up above 130.
In trying to grow my business in the last 2 years, I had taken my health for granted.
And for what?
I can’t take anything from this world away with me when I die.
So I started meditating, swimming, working out, being patient, being kind… as much as possible.
A lot of people have told me, well you look slimmer now.
It’s always nice to hear that, but all I wanted was to keep my blood pressure low.
Today is pretty nice for me. I haven’t had a full weekend for myself in almost a month. For an introvert, that can be torturous.
I did a lot of nothing today.
Watched Hacker and The Experiment.
Will read a little bit next.