Choices & Balance
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Good article in today's New York Times about tradeoffs and risk in the times of COVID. Everyday I think about what I'm going to do, how I'm going to do it and how I'm going to manage the risk. Sure, I wear a mask when out in public and in NY you really can't go anywhere without one! And I stay 6 ft away from folks, don't eat inside a restaurant. Think about where I"ve been and decide that's enough for today. We're not going to be perfect and as this article points out every bit that we do helps.
These sentences from the article sum it up:
"Too many view protective measures as all or nothing: Either we do everything, or we might as well do none. That’s wrong. Instead, we need to see that all our behavior adds up."
Reminds me of our heathy living journey. We make choices every day. What to eat & drink, how/when we're going to exercise, sleep, meditate. The mistake I made for years was to think I had to get it all right every day. and that all of nothing mentality was not sustainable. When it finally dawned on me that getting the balance right most of the time was not only good enough it was right for me. And more important, this was a way that would work for the rest of my life.
When COVID hit my exercise routine was knocked for a loop....no gym! We were lucky to be in Florida and the weather was perfect for walking outdoors which we did every day without fail. And we were able to find yoga sessions on YouTube or other places. Made healthy choices on food most of the time and when I didn't? Well that's life.
Our gym is reopening on Tuesday and that presents a whole other choice to make. Will we go back? It depends on how I feel when I do go back. We had our personal training session inside today because of rain and we were the only ones there. Our trainer wiped down everything and we all wore masks. It was a very good workout; much more intense than outside. tired me out and I'm taking it easy for the rest of the day.
Enjoying our deck with its new awning. Checking in on Spark and the news. having a seltzer and leftovers for dinner.
Life is good.