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Commitment to rest was my goal today and I’ll give myself a grade of B. I finally admitted to myself that I needed a better commitment to proper rest for both the body and mind. I work hard physically and mentally for a mid-60s individual.

I woke in a normal manner after 4-5 hours of sleep and instead of getting up like normal I went back to sleep for a few more hours. I got 7 which is at least 2 over normal. I feel sharper and my body had some chance of recovering also from a weekend outside.

Rest. Photo by Mike Hartley

I know proper rest is going to be a lot easier when I retire from the job that pays the bills, but until then I got to make a better effort and stop building up those sleep deficits, which affect my health negatively.

Commitment to winning is what I see from top to bottom when I look at the Golden State Warriors basketball team. Not only winning but how they win. Together and selfless. Everyone is the star and no one is the star. It’s the collective that makes them elite. They are fun to watch because they are having fun playing. Their front office seems to put all the right puzzle pieces together year after year.

The coach is smart, a communicator, a steadying and unifying force with a plan. The players are smart and extend that coaching mindset to the floor and make in-game adjustments to win. Be it on defense or offense ends of the floor and commonly both at the same time. Their fan base looks nuts over them and it’s easy to see why.

Yes the conference finals are still underway and the finals are yet to be determined and played but I don’t see a better TEAM in it than them.

I’m finally keeping my commitment to daily blogging but I do have to follow through on fresh photography each day. And I’ve graded poorly in that department this year but admitting failure is the first step to turning it around.

And tomorrow is a new day.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I wonder if having it all is really having it all.
  • Despite those heavy rains last night they did a poor job of washing the pollen off my car.
  • Another working holiday weekend ahead. When I retire holidays will have a special meaning to me while those who have them off all the time will take them for granted.
  • Pets do live a lifetime, that is why they are so filled with love.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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