Catching my breath and getting back to recording my daily results. It’s been a topsy-turvy week, but the students are all now gone for the summer holiday. Whew!

Monday, 15 June, 2015 – I felt drained when I woke up, after a night of chaotic energy dreams with strong work motifs. Dragged through the morning and was dissatisfied with my efforts at sitting for meditation. Began menstruating.

Tried sitting again after work and noticed a discernible difference in the session’s energy. IT was difficult to settle into focus with the whole house awake, but I sat and pushed through for 15 minutes before closing the session.

Tuesday, 16 June, 2015 – Rinse and repeat of Monday. Felt out of sorts, tired, and grumpy — and just could not wake up until after 6 a.m.. Didn’t even try to meditate until the afternoon. Again, it was difficult to settle into focus with the kids and pets all awake and active. Sat for 15 minutes before closing the sitting and going for a walk in the park.

Before bed, there was a baby copperhead sitting on the porch watching us through the glass door. Watched it back until the dog needed to go outside, and then gently herded it off the porch and back toward the woods.

Wednesday, 17 June, 2015 – Woke up before the alarm! Had a good night’s sleep and felt good mentally and physically — even knowing that it would be a (potentially) rough last school day. Didn’t get in a full mile of running, but came close, and then sat to meditate.

It was easier to fall into focus this morning. The energy felt ‘right’ again, and the 20 minute session flew by. Noted the energy pool in my hands again, and tingling around my third eye.

It is physically and strongly clear to me that I benefit more by meditating in the morning than in the afternoon. I can enjoy physical walking meditation partnered with walking, but for sitting to focus, it is (at present) difficult and uncomfortable.

I’m glad that I didn’t try to move onto adding the second meditation exercise onto the first one this week. I have the feeling that my frustration levels would have spiked more than they did. I’m also glad that I am using the month of June to prep for the challenge proper in July. It’s shown me the importance of scheduled consistency.

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