Right now I'm reading a book called The Master Key System, by Charles Haanal. It is designed to be a 24 week correspondance course on how to use the Law of Attraction. You may get the book for free via this PDF file here. You will have to create an account with the website to download, though.
This is a huge document, so I'm printing it out, section by section to do one chapter per week, as is suggested to do. I want to do this right. One of the things I must do is meditate every day for 15 minutes to half an hour. I've been challenged in the past with doing this, but I've decided I'm going to master it once and for all. I wake up and my mind is not centered, but with practice every day, I can begin my day focused and with intention.
It feels strange starting a new activity. I get up at 5:15 to be able to do this before Aidan wakes. I have to spend 5-10 minutes just getting myself awake enough to sit alertly and not feel like falling back asleep. I'm playing a CD I got in Bangkok called Sacred Chants of Buddha. It's so beautiful and you feel like you're in the Himalayan monestary. Each chant is just over 15 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time for me starting out.
I've also been doing pretty well with my yoga in the morning too. Tomorrow I'd like to try going to a community class in Alameda, which is only $6 vs. the $15 normal price. It's part of my self care. I'm keeping up on doing my nails so I don't bite them, care for my skin so I don't damage my face as I get older, and don't go too long without a haircut. When I neglect myself, it affects my mind and I must cultivate positive thoughts. It's working out well so far.