The play “Six Degrees of Separation” by John Guare in 1990 was about how any individual could be connected to another through only five acquaintances. With the internet connecting the globe now this theory is probably outdated–now, it's probably down to three–but, no matter, it's the connectivity issue that woke me up this morning.
Since starting this blog and committing to a new daily routine, publishing daily, I noticed that my usual morning walk got put off until after I had posted. Some days, it has turned into no walk, because morning time is the best time for me to do all my other work as well.
So, what had been a good solid habit of walking in the morning and in the afternoon (I work at home) had been sacrificed for another “good”: fitting posting into the morning “to do” list.
Result? After two weeks of posts, I'm clocking only one afternoon walk.
Everyone I know has their own “new” item on their schedule or family need that occurs and that requires a priority sticker. Many other things can appear to be more important, and some, in fact, may be more important.
Six degrees of minimum change happens all the time but it can have a 94º impact.
No one is gonna die if I post this at noon and not by 9 AM.
I'm writing this at [5:24] AM and I am headed out to the Y to walk afterwards. Tomorrow, I'm headed out even if the post is not yet done.
The two times a day walk is coming back. I miss it. Not just for weight benefits, either.
I think more clearly if I begin the day with walking rather than a computer screen.
In what seems like a world of long ago and far away there were days in my past life where I even could walk outside.
Sigh. Soon, spring.